Buyers of LNG from Cheniere Energy will be able to determine the carbon footprint of their cargoes from wellhead to the delivery point, starting in 2022
The data will provide greater environmental transparency and be valuable in assessing LNG’s benefits in supporting the global clean energy transition.
One of the largest producers of LNG in the world, US-based Cheniere Energy will begin providing its LNG customers with the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data associated with each LNG cargo produced at its Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi liquefaction facilities.
Cheniere plans to use cargo emissions tags (CE Tags) to provide environmental transparency by quantifying the estimated GHG emissions of LNG cargoes from the wellhead to the cargo delivery point beginning in 2022.
“We believe significantly enhanced data-driven emissions transparency will support Cheniere, our customers and our suppliers as we work to identify tangible opportunities to quantify and improve environmental performance,” said Cheniere president and chief executive Jack Fusco. “We consider this announcement to be a critical first step for the industry. Cheniere will continuously work to improve the data incorporated in the CE Tags with the ultimate goal of providing dynamic GHG emissions data.”
The CE Tags will be calculated using Cheniere’s proprietary lifecycle analysis (LCA) model, which has been built incorporating the accounting frameworks from LCAs created by the US Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, utilising publicly available data from value chain participants, as well as operational data from both the Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi liquefaction facilities.
“As one of the largest consumers of natural gas on a daily basis in the US, and one of the largest producers of LNG worldwide, Cheniere is ideally positioned to collaborate with domestic and international value chain participants to provide improved transparency and advance the global transition to a lower-carbon future,” said Mr Fusco.
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