Natural gas is cooled by running it through successive levels of propane, ethylene and methane refrigeration. Each chilling cycle reduces the temperature of the gas until it liquefies. The plant functions like a huge refrigerator with giant compressors, condensers, pressure expansion valves and evaporators. LNG is processed at atmospheric pressure.

It is the most efficient way to reduce the volume of natural gas so that it can be transported. Pure LNG produced is piped to heavily insulated storage tanks. These containers are made of materials strong enough to withstand the sub-zero temperature of LNG.