Summary: The first
international conference on liquefied natural gas took place in Chicago, April
7-12, 1968, when the LNG industry was in its infancy.
In these early
technical sessions, speakers described—using detailed maps, charts, and
tables—the role of natural gas in the world energy picture. One participant
noted that LNG was already regarded as "the fuel with a great
Thus began a tradition to hold a biennial, and later a
triennial, forum for the candid exchange of information and insights on
The proceedings of these conferences provide a continual record of
the major technological, commercial, and economic developments and trends in the
LNG industry. This CD contains the papers and poster papers from the LNG 1
through 16 Conferences & Exhibitions on Liquefied Natural Gas held from
April 1968 to April 2010. The three official sponsors of this conference series
are the International Gas Union, the International Institute of Refrigeration,
and Gas Technology Institute.