LNG ships help the environment

July 2, 2001, 01:00 CEST

Statoil ASA is to be the first operator on the Norwegian continental shelf to use liquefied natural gas (LNG) instead of diesel to fuel two new supply ships. This will provide major environmental gains.

Nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions will be cut by 85 per cent compared with conventional diesel-driven operations. In other words, annual emissions of NOx will be reduced by 420 tonnes.

See the press release.