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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