Puget LNG Joins Bunkering Coalition

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Puget LNG has become the latest supplier to join international bunkering coalition SEA\LNG, as the use of LNG as a low-carbon marine fuel continues to gain popularity. SEA\LNG said the addition to its 31-strong membership, which includes the likes of Total, Royal Dutch Shell and Qatargas, helps strengthen its base on the US West Coast and “underlines the increasing accessibility of LNG as a marine fuel across the globe.” Puget LNG is building a $310 million LNG refueling facility at the Port of Tacoma along with sister company Puget Sound Energy. The project, which will be the first and only LNG bunkering facility on the US West Coast, is due to come on line in late 2021 (LNGI Jul.23'20). “We are committed to supporting shipowners who want to lower their carbon footprint today, while also creating future potential for bio and synthetic LNG to a fully decarbonized future for shipping,” Blake Littauer, director of business development at Puget LNG, said. SEA\LNG Chairman Peter Keller called the operational launch of the Tacoma site “another positive step down the decarbonization pathway.” In its 2021 Outlook for LNG, SEA\LNG touted LNG as the "mainstream fuel of the future" and highlighted the increase in global bunkering operations in 2020 (LNGI Feb.3'21).

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