Pace Global

LNG Total Life-Cycle Emissions Assessment

Clien Need
Client Need:
A North American LNG trade association was interested in assessing the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the LNG export supply chain (i.e., from the wellhead to end-use in a foreign power plant) and comparing those with GHG emissions from the coal-fire generation.


Our Role
Our Role:
Pace Global evaluated the GHG emissions (in CO2 equivalent) for each segment of the LNG supply chain: from the well head, to the liquefaction plant, aboard a tanker for export, and as end-use for power generation, to provide a comprehensive and detailed evaluation of the full range of emissions. Pace Global interacted with a wide range of industry stakeholders to gain the most up-to-date and accurate information on the specific processes analyzed. In parallel, Pace Global undertook the same analysis across the coal life-cycle: from mining through to cross-country transport, export via ocean-vessel ships, and final use in power generation.


Results
Results:
Pace Global’s study was used as educational reference material by the association as well as to guide public policy discussions in favor of developing a support framework for LNG’s contribution to the U.S. economy.
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