Swedegas in collaboration with Port of Gothenburg

Replacement for oil and coal

LNG competes mainly with oil and coal due to the fact that carbon dioxide emissions are considerably lower – 40 per cent lower compared with coal, and 25 per cent compared with oil. Other emissions, such as heavy metals, nitric oxide, particles and soot, are considerably lower. Sulphur emissions are almost zero. When LNG replaces heavy oil as a marine fuel, there will be a dramatic fall in climate impact and pollution of the ocean. If LBG is brought into the mix, the climate impact will be mitigated even further.

LNG is produced in a number of regions, including Asia, the Middle East and Norway. From there it is transported in large sea tankers to import terminals in countries such as the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Spain. It is then transferred to smaller vessels that are suited to a reception terminal. The natural gas can then be distributed as gas in the transmission network or in liquid form by rail or road.

Emissions from combustion of LNG