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South Korean pollution crisis could be positive for LNG

Severe dust pollution plaguing South Korea could encourage the adoption of alternative fuels, including LNG for transport Severe dust pollution plaguing South Korea could encourage the adoption of alternative fuels, including LNG for transport.
By Andrew Walker 18 March 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG 0 34043
Pollution in Seoul, South Korea. (PA)

Fine dust pollution in South Korea has peaked in recent days, putting pressure on the government to accelerate a switch away from coal in the power sector and diesel for road transport towards cleaner fuels such as gas.

Air quality is an important political issue in South Korea, and the government must be seen to be acting on the issue. The government passed emergency measures on 13 March in response to worsening air quality, which included providing funding for air filters in schools and municipal buildings...