Natural gas (mainly methane), is typically gathered from underground or undersea wells using a complex piping network. Following treatment to remove other analyzed components to set levels, the natural gas is cooled to -162°C when it turns it into a colourless, non-toxic liquid and shrinks its volume by 600 times, making it easier to ship to overseas to energy hungry consumers in specially designed cryogenic LNG carriers.

LabWare LIMS has been successfully implemented in LNG plants, monitoring all stages of the treatment process and vessel loading. LabWare LIMS powerful and flexible calculation capability has also been exploited to automatically perform complex LNG costing calculations based on sample analyses, and also for product transportation and storage.