Shell executes more than 250 LNG bunkering ops in 2022
Shell completed more than 250 ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operations in 2022, the company said in its Energy Transition Progress Report 2022.
The UK major provides LNG to ships at 15 ports in 10 countries. Shell said it expanded its LNG refuelling network to more than 60 operated sites, bringing the number of sites where its customers can access LNG in Europe to more than 160.
The company said it is working on bio-LNG projects in Europe. It has begun construction of a bio-LNG plant at the Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland in Germany to make LNG from biological waste. Once operational, the plant will produce 100,000 metric tons of bio-LNG each year. In the Netherlands, Shell became the first fuel retailer to offer bio-LNG blended with regular LNG to all its customers. Trucks using this blend emit around 30% less CO2, it said.
Last year, around 9.5bn litres of biofuels, which is around 6% of the global biofuels consumption, went into Shell’s fuels worldwide. This is up from 9.1bn litres in 2021 and includes sales made by Raízen, Shell’s non-operated joint venture in Brazil (Shell interest 44%).