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Increasing environmental regulation, such as the Emission Control Area (ECA) 0.10% sulphur cap, is changing the marine industry’s fuel mix. The situation will become even more complex when the 0.5% IMO global sulphur cap comes into force in either 2020 or 2025.

In order to meet these regulations a number of options are available, including liquefied natural gas (LNG). This meets or exceeds all current and upcoming emission regulations for SOx, NOx, CO2 and PM. LNG is regarded as an attractive solution for vessel operators but the marine industry still has knowledge gaps related to its use and storage as marine fuel that need to be addressed.

Predicting the take-up of LNG as a marine fuel is not easy – planned infrastructure is expanding and we expect demand will also continue to grow as business confidence returns to the shipping industry. That said, our Energy Outlook provides insights into 2040 on how LNG is going to become an ever growing part of the fuel mix.

ExxonMobil has more than 40 years of LNG experience ranging from exploration, production, liquefaction, transportation, regasification and supply. This in-depth expertise makes us ideally positioned to help meet your operational, commercial and sustainability needs.

Our marine expertise, heritage in onshore gas, ability to develop a tailored supply chain and history of innovation will ensure that our LNG offer and long term commitment will help you meet your needs and comply with the future 0.5% sulphur regulation.

ExxonMobil is a founding member of the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) and a member of the Society of Internal Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO).

We are ideally placed to help you unlock the potential of LNG. Please get in touch with your ExxonMobil fuels or lubricants sales representative to discuss this exciting opportunity.