What does LNG mean? What about LBG?

Gas-related abbreviations can be a bit confusing. Here’s our quick guide to Gasum gas products for transport.

LNG = liquefied natural gas

LBG = liquefied biogas

CNG = compressed natural gas

CBG = compressed biogas


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LNG and LBG help heavy transport and logistics to reduce emissions

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) are cost-effective solutions to respond to emissions challenges in transport logistics today and beyond. We can provide you with competitive pricing models and corporate level fuel solutions for all types of needs. Take a closer look at our fuel offering and get in touch – we will help you and your business to operate more responsibly.

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied natural biogas (LBG) are fuels that offer many opportunities for companies in the logistics sector and also for organizations ordering logistics services:

  • Gas is a way to reduce fuel costs and emissions.

  • Gas can help to contribute to climate change mitigation.

  • Gas enables businesses to stand out from the competition as a responsible actor.

  • Switching to more affordable natural gas also makes it easy for your business to later switch to biogas without additional investments since the same engine technology is compatible with both gas alternatives.

LNG and LBG mean cleaner transport than using diesel

By filling up with liquefied natural gas (LNG) instead of diesel you reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20% over the lifecycle of the fuel. With liquefied biogas (LBG), greenhouse gas emissions are up to 90% lower. Compared to traditional diesel, use of gas generates just a fraction of local emissions such as nitrogen oxides and particulates, which are harmful to human health.

LNG-powered heavy-duty vehicles provide the same performance and driving comfort as diesel models. With one refueling, an LNG-powered vehicle can drive up to 1,600 km depending on the vehicle model and refueling is more or less just as quick as filling up with diesel. 

Several vehicle manufacturers in the Nordics, such as Iveco, Scania and Volvo Trucks, offer modern LNG-powered trucks.

Biogas is a 100% renewable energy source

Gasum owns biogas plants in Finland and Sweden and buys biogas from partner plants ensuring the availability of biogas in the Nordics. Biogas production uses different biodegradable waste from households, agriculture and industries can be used as feedstock; manure, inedible food waste, damaged crops or wastewater. The total potential for biogas production in Finland, Sweden and Norway is at least 20 TWh/annually. With this amount more over 44,000* heavy-duty vehicles could drive on biogas.

Nordic gas filling station network at your service

Competitive pricing and eco-friendliness combined with and the easiness to use are important aspects when considering switching to gas. The Nordic countries already have a comprehensive network of gas filling stations which Gasum is building with other operators.

Ask for an estimate on the use of gas in your business!

Our experts will give you an estimate of fuel costs and help you to choose the fuel solution best suited to the needs of your business. We also help you in applying for fuel agreements and business fuel cards. You can easily ask us to contact you by completing the form on the left of the page and we’ll get back to you soonest.


* Calculated with an annual energy consumption of 450 MWh.

The calculator gives an indicative estimate of savings and emission reductions. The CO2 emission factor used for diesel is 2.61, for LNG 2.7 and for LBG 0.39. The consumption of an LNG tractor unit is compared with a diesel tractor unit of an equivalent size.