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New CO2 rules could scupper LNG shipping

The use of LNG as a marine fuel faces a difficult future if the industry decides to introduce tougher greenhouse gas emissions targets The use of LNG as a marine fuel faces a difficult future if the industry decides to introduce tougher greenhouse gas emissions targets.
By Andrew Walker 31 January 2018 0 29342
An LNG-fuelled ship. (Fjord Line)

LNG could struggle to make headway as a marine fuel because it would fail to sufficiently limit carbon emissions under prospective new environmental rules, senior executives from the UK Chamber of Shipping said on Tuesday at a meeting attended by Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

Targets to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the shipping industry will be discussed at the next meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) Marine Environment Protection Committee in April. 

If targets are laid down in line with the goals of the Paris agreement...