Gas for Transport

LNG in shipping needs all hands on deck

LNG as a marine fuel will sink without a trace unless the gas industry builds more bunkering facilities – especially in Asia LNG as a marine fuel will sink without a trace unless the gas industry builds more bunkering facilities – especially in Asia.
By The Wildcat 1 September 2017 0 27412
LNG bunkering in Rostock, Germany. (Gazprom)

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) decision last year to speed up implementation of its sulphur emissions cap was roundly applauded by gas suppliers, who felt that shippers would be unable to resist the attraction of LNG as a low-sulphur alternative fuel.

But nearly a year on, a less hopeful picture is emerging. A recent report published by IHS Markit has predicted that many of the world’s largest shipowners will choose to install emissions scrubbers to get around the new regulations rather than building numerous new...