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LNG for transport
With the number of people on our planet growing and more of us living in cities, our roads, ports and airports are busier than ever. A range of vehicles and fuels will be needed to help meet this growing demand for transport. In the future, Shell believes that liquefied natural gas (LNG) could form a bigger part of the transport energy mix, alongside developments in areas such as greater vehicle efficiency, biofuels, hydrogen and electric mobility.
Cooling natural gas to around -162°C (-260°F) turns it into a liquid and shrinks its volume for easier shipment and storage. At Shell, we are exploring ways to broaden the use of LNG, from the traditional power generation sector to fuelling trucks and powering more of the world’s growing commercial transport fleets and vessels.
Beyond trucking and shipping, LNG also has the potential to be used in sectors such as rail and mining. We are also looking at options to increase LNG use in our own operations.