The International Gas Union (IGU) has released a new report on the role of liquefied natural gas in enabling cleaner marine transport.
The report highlights the detrimental impact of marine transport on air quality levels, emphasizing the positive role LNG can play in combatting these impacts as an alternative and cleaner fuel for shipping.
The IGU noted the use of LNG in marine transport can deliver significant environmental, economic and social benefits. These include reductions in emissions of harmful pollutants, including up to 90% reductions in sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions, 29% reductions in carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions, and 85% reductions in PM levels.
“The case for using LNG fuel for shipping is clear. It will provide significant improvement to our quality of life by dramatically reducing air pollution. It will also support climate change goals by reducing greenhouse gases. We need effective policy change to encourage a switch to LNG,” said David Carroll, President of the IGU.
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