IMO agreement poses threat to LNG as marine fuel

The regulator’s new CO2 emissions targets could spell trouble for LNG as a marine fuel in the long term The regulator’s new CO2 emissions targets could spell trouble for LNG as a marine fuel in the long term.
By Andrew Walker 17 April 2018 0 30462
Meeting of the international maritime organization The IMO meeting in London last week. (IMO/Flickr)

An international agreement to halve carbon dioxide emissions from the shipping sector by 2050 could curb the use of LNG as a marine fuel in the long term.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) – the UN’s shipping regulator – adopted a climate strategy at a meeting of its Marine Environment Protection Committee in London on Friday to cut CO2 emissions from shipping by at least 50% by 2050 compared with 2008 levels.

Although LNG can cut carbon emissions from ships by up to 25%...

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