What is LNG
LNG and the Environment
LNG as fuel can help significantly reduce the environmental impacts of transport and power generation, most likely without increasing costs. Air polluting emissions from LNG combustion are best-in-class levels.
Reduction potential of LNG per pollutant
|Air pollutant emission (in gas mode)||Reduction potential|
|Particulate Matter (PM)||90%|
Source: American Petroleum Institute, 2015; Carr and Corbett, 2015.
LNG’s contribution to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction is due to its lower carbon content. The well-to-propeller GHG reduction potential depends on the fuel taken as a reference. Use of LNG fuel results in 20% lower GHG emissions compared with Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO).