1915 Godfrey Cabot registers a patent in the US for transporting liquid gas by river barge.
1959 First cargo of LNG is shipped to the UK from the US on the Methane Pioneer. The vessel was originally built in 1945 to be used as a cargo ship in the Second World War. The Methane Pioneer had a deadweight of slightly under 5,000 tonnes.
1969 First LNG shipped from Alaska to Japan
1986 First LNG shipments to South Korea
2006 First LNG shipment to Hainan, China on a Q-Max
2014 Royal Dutch Shell recognizes 50th anniversary of the first commercial shipment from Algeria to the UK.