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LNG more eco-friendly than diesel, study reveals

LNG Industry,

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has published a study that evaluates total fuel cycle emissions for natural gas vs. conventional marine fuels.

The study was conducted as a part of MARAD’s Maritime Environmental & Technology Assistance programme, which focuses efforts on emerging marine transportation and environmental issues. The analysis considered LNG and CNG, and showed that the use of natural gas as a propulsion fuel can significantly reduce air quality pollutants while also lessening major greenhouse gas emissions when compared to conventional fuels.

The information provided by this study will be important for marine transportation stakeholders as they evaluate the use of natural gas as aviable alternative propulsion fuel for reducing air polluting emissions. The research was conducted through a cooperative partnership with the Maritime Administration, the University of Delaware and The Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe

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