Fairbanks Natural Gas, LLC (FNG) is the natural gas utility providing gas service to Fairbanks, Alaska. The company initiated service to its first customer during the spring of 1998. Over 1000 residential and commercial customers now enjoy the benefits of natural gas. FNG continues to broaden its underground distribution system to serve the Fairbanks community.
LNG Truck and Trailer
Before FNG began trucking LNG, natural gas has not been available to the Fairbanks area. The lack of a proven source of natural gas in Interior Alaska has kept the Fairbanks community from receiving and utilizing natural gas.
The Fairbanks area still lacks a direct source (gas pipeline), but FNG utilizes the technology of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to provide Fairbanks with natural gas.
FNG purchases natural gas from the Cook Inlet area. The purchased gas is then condensed into Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Then, by way of truck and trailer, the LNG is transported to Fairbanks where it is temporarily stored.
Fairbanks LNG Storage Facility
At FNG's two local LNG Storage and Vaporization Facilities, the LNG is temporarily stored in large vessels until natural gas is needed by FNG customers. When outside temperatures dip, LNG (liquid) is heated and converted back to natural gas. The gas is then odorized for easy detection in case of accidental release and sent into the underground distribution system. The gas moves through the underground system to homes and businesses throughout the community.