Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.12
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Royal Dutch Shell has fuelled the world's first cruise ship powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Trend reports citing the company’s Twitter page.
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with an average of 86,000 employees in more than 70 countries. Its operations are divided into the company’s businesses: Upstream, Integrated Gas and New Energies, Downstream.
Shell is an LNG pioneer with more than 50 years of expertise. It is expanding the use of LNG as a transport fuel for trucks and ships with potential economic and environmental benefits compared to diesel and fuel oil.
Other uses include in trains, the mining sector and industrial applications. Shell is also looking at ways to use LNG more in our own operations.
Shell believes that natural gas could form a bigger part of the transport energy mix as a lower-carbon fuel, alongside developments in vehicle efficiency, biofuels, hydrogen and electric mobility.
A range of vehicles and fuels, including LNG, will be needed to meet increasing demand for transport as the world seeks to tackle emissions, according to the company.
Cooling natural gas to -162° Celsius (-260° Fahrenheit) turns it into a liquid and reduces its volume by 600 times. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is easy and economical to ship to where it is needed.
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