Liquefied natural gas (LNG) holds great promise as a marine fuel in Canada. Its affordability, abundance, and significantly lower emissions profile in marine applications mean that LNG is well positioned to enter the marine sector. With more stringent marine emissions regulations coming into force in North America in 2015, natural gas is of increasing interest as a fuel option for vessel owners.
Unlike many other emissions reduction alternatives, the use of natural gas can offer a favourable return on capital investment for marine vessel owners. The emissions benefits of natural gas include reductions in criteria contaminants such as sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter, as well lower greenhouse gas emissions
excerpt from Foreword by
Alicia Milner, Chairperson, West Coast Marine LNG Joint Industry Project Steering Committee
President, Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance
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