A first offset LNG cargo has been delivered by Shell Eastern LNG using a new framework developed by the International Group of LNG Importers (GIIGNL) to standardise the verification and quantification of greenhouse gas emissions with more shipments expected.

GIIGNL said the “GHG-neutral” LNG cargo was delivered from the Gorgon Project in Australia to CPC Corp in Taiwan and aligned to the GIIGNL’s monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) and GHG Neutral Framework launched in November 2021.

In response to questions, GIIGNL general manager Vincent Demoury said the cargo was received at the Yung-An terminal in September 2022 and around 190,000 tonnes of carbon credits have been used to offset the cargo.