More methane emissions from liquefied natural gas (LNG)

To reduce its dependence on Russian natural gas, Germany is planning two LNG terminals on the North Sea and further mobile terminals in the Baltic Sea. Significant methane emissions occur along the entire LNG chain (liquefaction, transport, regasification, and injection). The gas is significantly more harmful to the climate per unit of weight than CO2 . Per tonne of LNG, the CO2 equivalents of methane emissions are up to 1500 kilograms, not including the additional energy required for liquefaction and vaporisation. See the new GES background paper “Climate gas methane – Scope and control of LNG pre-chain emissions”.

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