The federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) greenlighted four liquefied natural gas projects and related facilities that export natural gas, with all four projects adding combined liquefaction capacity of 46.5m tonnes per annum.
LNG a a fuel
Singaporean authorities are promoting LNG as the shipping’s fuel of the future, incentivizing the use of gas instead of bunker fuel for shipping companies. During her opening address at The Singapore Registry of Ships (SRS) Forum, Quah Ley Hoon, chief executive of the Maritime And Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore stated that beyond meeting the 2020 sulphur limit, the aim is to fully embrace sustainability and prepare for a lower-carbon future.
During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Stavros Niotis, Principal Engineer OEP, ABS, discusses the STCW requirements of seafarers’ training, noting the three training types and the importance of seafarer competency and knowledge of people onboard the sea.
To help mitigate the increased need for LNG in the maritime sector, the British Columbia government is joining the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and FortisBC to create the first ship-to-ship LNG marine bunkering service on the west coast of North America.
LIQAL, LNG fuelling technology company is collaborating with Drive Systems for the construction of a turnkey fuelling station for LNG and LCNG in Londerzeel, Belgium, supporting the urgency of decarbonization in the shipping industry.
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