Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a growing business across the world, and a key part of that growth is in small-scale applications that provide energy solutions and allow consumption of the super-chilled fuel in remote areas, but the “small-scale” label can be a confusing one.

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Small-scale LNG is generally considered to include the production and distribution of smaller quantities of the fuel from liquefaction plants all the way down to regasification units. The definition is applied to anything in the LNG industry smaller than today’s conventional sizes.

Conventional LNG operations include liquefaction plants that can churn out billions of cubic feet per day that’s loaded onto massive vessels with carrying capacities of roughly 3 Bcf. The cargoes are shipped to large...