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- Liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel
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Liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel
Laursen, Wendy Maritime journalist, Batesmann Bay, New South Wales, Australia.
Teo, Tony Region Americas, DNV GL–Maritime, Katy, Texas.
- Environmental advantages
- Orders for LNG-fueled engines
- Cost of LNG-fueled ships
- Risk management
- Standards and concept studies
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Natural gas is an important component of the global energy economy. For international transport, purified gas is chilled to approximately −164°C (−263°F), which condenses it to a liquid. Specialized ships can then carry it between ports with handling facilities to receive it. In recent years, interest has grown in using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a vessel fuel, both for LNG carriers, to eliminate separate cargo and fuel tanks, and as a clean, efficient fuel for smaller vessels.
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