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.

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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