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Increasing number of LNG driven vessels drive bunker demand

Skangas bunkered liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the tanker vessel Ternsund in the Port of Gothenburg. It was the first time Skangas’ new bunker vessel Coralius operated in this port. Increased number of LNG fueled vessels drive bunker demand.

A ship-to-ship (s-t-s) bunkering is often the preferred solution for transferring fuel. It offers a flexibility in transfer location, wherever the vessel is located, and a swift operation.

LNG is the cleanest available marine fuel, one that is rapidly becoming more commonly viewed – and used - as a cost-effective alternative. LNG is suitable for all vessel types, including ferries, passenger ships, tankers, bulk, supply and containerships. LNG offers several benefits by reducing local pollution preserving the global environment.

Switching to LNG completely removes SOx and particles, and reduces NOx emissions by up to 85%.  In addition, LNG reduces CO2 emissions by at least 20%. Use of LNG as marine fuel also results in compliance with current and forthcoming IMO and EU regulations.

Skangas expects the LNG demand for ships to increase significantly in next few years as responsible shipping companies are seeking cleaner fuel alternatives. 

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Skangas is a leading supplier of LNG in the Nordic markets. The company provides customers with LNG for shipping, industrial and heavy-duty land transport needs. Skangas helps customers reach their environmental and operational energy goals by offering efficient and stable LNG deliveries. Skangas is a subsidiary of the Finnish natural energy gas expert, Gasum Ltd (70%) and partly-owned by the Norwegian energy company Lyse (30%).