SEA\LNG, a multi-sector industry coalition focused on accelerating the adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, has welcomed Total S.A., the world’s fourth-ranked international oil and gas company, as a new member. The step both recognises the importance of the coalition as an agent for change and contributes to the coalition’s collective ability to shape future outcomes for the marine fuel sector.
“Total’s ambition is to become the responsible energy major and the Group strongly supports the SEA\LNG drive to make LNG the preferred clean marine fuel of the future,” said Olivier Jouny, Total Marine Fuels Managing Director.
Total is a global gas player, involved across the entire LNG chain, from extracting natural gas onshore and offshore to processing plants where it is liquefied, stored and shipped in a fleet of specially designed carriers to regasification terminals for delivery to business customers. In 2015, the Group’s LNG production was of 10.2 million tons. Total’s objective is to double its liquefaction capacity to around 20 Mt/y and increase its LNG trading portfolio to 15 Mt/y by 2020.
Jouny continued: “Our mission, as an integrated oil company, is to offer global and compliant solutions to our customers to meet the 2020 Global Cap requirements recently set by the International Maritime Organization. Total has a long historical activity in the bunker industry and is also a strong worldwide LNG player, thus providing the required conditions to position the company on this emerging LNG bunker market, with the objective to be a key player.”
Peter Keller, SEA\LNG Chairman, said: “SEA\LNG is pleased to welcome Total. The company has significant LNG interests integrated across its supply chain and ambitious growth plans. We look forward to working together with the aim of delivering significant business and environmental benefits to the shipping industry.”
SEA\LNG will deliver a keynote address on the opening day of NGV Global 2017, the 15th biennial conference and exhibition of NGV Global, to be held in Rotterdam from March 20 – 23 next year. Go to the event website here: www.ngv.global.