LNG and the Methane Emissions Challenge [LNG Condensed]
Recent studies on LNG use in transport have questioned the contribution LNG can make to lowering greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). These studies highlighted, amongst other issues, emissions of unburned methane, which although relatively short-lived in the atmosphere, are just over 30 times more potent as a GHG than carbon dioxide (CO2).
Last year a report, Assessment of methane emissions from the US oil and gas supply chain, published in the journal Science, concluded that methane emissions from the US oil and natural gas supply chain were about 60% higher than those estimated by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The large-scale study, which covered about 30% of US gas production, used ground-based measurements validated by aircraft observations.
The study argued that the difference in measurement arose from better observation of equipment operating in abnormal conditions, with emissions from liquid storage hatches and vents playing a particularly significant role. One of its key conclusions was that significant emissions reductions can be achieved by deploying improved emissions detection and repair systems that rapidly identify equipment operating abnormally.
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Volume 1, Issue 6 – June 2019
In this Issue:
FEATURE: India’s gas infrastructure challenge
FEATURE: Egypt ramps up its LNG exports
FEATURE: LNG and the methane emissions challenge
COUNTRY FOCUS: Argentina – Hanging in the balance
PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: Mozambique LNG
TECHNOLOGY: Korean Competition for GGT
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