Shell delivers first GHG neutral LNG cargo using GIIGNL framework
Shell Eastern LNG has delivered a greenhouse gas (GHG) neutral LNG cargo from Australia’s Gorgon project to Taiwan’s CPC Corp using a framework set up by the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGNL), GIILNG said on January 24.
The cargo has been delivered using GIIGNL’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) and GHG Neutral Framework launched in November 2021. The framework creates a transparent practice to declare GHG neutral cargoes through an independently verified cargo statement which sets out both emissions and offsets.
“The LNG industry is making progress in adopting the comprehensive framework developed by GIIGNL aimed at promoting verified and consistent quantification of GHG emissions based on established standards and methodologies,” GIIGNL said.
In line with the framework’s requirement for a claim of GHG neutral LNG, Shell has quantified the GHG footprint of this LNG cargo on the full life-cycle in accordance with ISO 14067:2018 (carbon footprint of products) requirements and guidelines for quantification, as well as meeting the international standard PAS2060:2014 (specification for the demonstration of carbon neutrality), GIILNG said.
GIIGNL's framework provides guidelines on how to account for and reduce GHG emissions associated with LNG cargoes. The framework promotes the quantification of GHG emissions across the entire value chain — from gas production to liquefaction, shipping, regasification and consumption.