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LNG not a green solution for shipping

Maritime Risk International

LNG not a green solution for shipping

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is not a panacea to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and its increasing use as a marine fuel could be worse for the environment than burning heavy fuel oil, according to Ian Adams, the former CEO of the International Bunker Industry Association. In stark contrast to media reports claiming that the use of LNG as a marine fuel can reduce the industry’s CO2 emissions by 75 per cent, Adams said: “While it is well documented that LNG is an excellent solution for reducing SOx and NOx emissions, I am dismayed to see it being promoted as a solution for reducing GHGs.”


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