Natural gas as a marine fuel

We recognize there is growing interest in the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) because it can reduce air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change and affect air quality.

Cargo and cruise ships need to refuel—or bunker, as it is referred to in the marine industry—when they arrive at a port. To support the transition to LNG as a marine fuel, we are planning to provide LNG bunkering services at the Port of Vancouver as early as 2024.

We are working with industry, government, and marine service providers to better understand the potential environmental benefits, costs, and risks associated with LNG as a marine fuel. We are also members of the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) and the SEA\LNG Coalition, which both support the use of LNG as a marine fuel and the safe transition to using this fuel type within the industry.