Shipowners and operators of LNG carriers and LNG dual-fuel tonnage will increasingly need to consider the methane emissions of their vessels as new regulations come in.

Methane emissions
  • Methane accounts for just over 17% of greenhouse gases (GHG).
  • It is a shortlived GHG, with an average lifetime in the atmosphere of around 12 years, but it is more potent than CO2, albeit over that shorter time frame. One tonne of methane generates around 28 times the amount of warming as the equivalent amount of CO2.