The company regards liquefied natural gas as a fuel of the future. Its most important benefits are the environmental gain and the financial saving. It also offers various environmental advantages compared to diesel: the CO2 emission is 15-20% lower, the particulate matter content is 95% lower, the emission of sulphur reduced by 90% and of NOx by 80%. Also, engines running on LNG are less noisy; this reduction in noise pollution is especially noticeable with night traffic and in city centers.
The LNG volume is about 600 times lower than that of natural gas, which is why it can be transported over the sea in LNG carriers. European market leader in LNG, GDF SUEZ operates 17 LNG carriers and has long-term regasification capacity in Western Europe, including in Zeebrugge, Belgium and Montoir-de Bretagne and Fos-sur-Mer, France.
Source: GDF Suez.