Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas from the United States

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Free
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Sunday, June 16, 2024
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Publication year
2014
Energy Trend 2014
Carbon
Shale gas
LNG
Industry
Energy/Utility
Energy Sub-sector
Oil and Gas

This report shows the benefits of cleaner, more efficient combustion of natural gas are largely offset by methane leakage in U.S. production and pipelines and by methane leaks and energy used in the process of liquefying and transporting the LNG. In the case of shipping LNG from the U.S. gulf coast to Shanghai, the greenhouse gas benefits could in some cases be completely offset by those factors when measured over a 20-year period, the report says.

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U.S. Department of Energy
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