Shale boom to make new environment for maritime industry – US official – Natural Gas Daily – Interfax Global Energy

US Maritime Commissioner William Doyle told a marine industry conference last week that the US shale gas boom will create a new environment for the maritime industry to use LNG as a fuel.

“Utilising gas as a marine fuel would help ship owners and operators comply with international requirements to reduce air pollution from ocean-going vessels,” he said.

In 2015, ships travelling within 322 km of North American shores or within the Baltic and North seas will have to reduce fuel sulphur emissions to 0.1% from 1% under new rules set by the International Maritime Organisation.

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