The climate implications of using LNG as a marine fuel

Highlights from a January 2020 paper that compares the life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of liquefied natural gas (LNG) with conventional marine fuels, namely heavy fuel oil, very low sulfur fuel oil, and marine gas oil. The analysis aids policymakers by including the climate impacts of both upstream emissions and the combustion emissions and methane slip that occur downstream. Presented by Bryan Comer, ICCT senior marine researcher, and Nikita Pavlenko, ICCT senior fuels researcher.