LNG to be dominant marine fuel: Nakilat

Dubai: Liquefied natural gas (LNG) will become a leading marine fuel with low sulphur fuel regulations coming into force next year, according to Nakilat, Qatar’s top shipping line.

“With the low sulphur fuel regulations coming into force on January 1, 2015, LNG as marine fuel has come to the forefront,” Nakilat’s fleet director Samir Bailouni told the Middle East Shiptech Forum 2014 in Dubai.

LNG has always been handled by specially designed vessels and by qualified, experienced and specifically-trained staff; hence its exemplary safety track record during its 50 years of existence, he said, adding there has been a total of only 40 cu m of reported spillages from LNG transfers in 50 years.  [11/12/14]

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