Paris, France – 3 June 2015: A high-level delegation of RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) is participating in the 26th World Gas Conference (WGC), which got underway in Paris on 1st June 2015. RasGas is also part of the Qatar Petroleum pavilion in the exhibition, which is being held alongside the conference.
“As one of the prominent global energy suppliers, RasGas continues to invest in technology solutions to enhance business requirements and to be prepared to meet future challenges in an effective and efficient manner,” said Hamad Mubarak Al Muhannadi, RasGas Chief Executive Officer.
Through a presentation, RasGas showcased a series of projects it has launched with an aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, underlining its commitment to environmental protection.
While presenting the paper on RasGas’ green initiatives, Abdulla M. Al-Attiyah, Acting Head, Facilities Assessment - Venture Development Planning at RasGas, said the State of Qatar is continually striving to be at the forefront of measures to conduct its operational activities with minimum impact to the environment.
“RasGas’ projects for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions will capture, treat, inject and /or re-use CO2 rich streams from the existing Sulphur recovery units at its plants in Ras Laffan Industrial City in Qatar,” said Al-Attiyah.
Al Attiyah continued by noting that the series of projects by RasGas (Acid gas diversion, CO2 injection and export tie-ins) is an integrated programme, that when fully implemented, would reduce the atmospheric emissions of CO2 by up to 2.5 million tonnes per year at RasGas or the equivalent CO2 emissions of approximately 500,000 passenger vehicles. It would strive to make maximum use of existing facilities, thereby enabling a potentially cost-effective pursuit of improved environmental performance.
LNG As Fuel
RasGas representative in the International Gas Union (IGU) working within the Programme Committee Group D, LNG, Kamran Javed, Specialist, Short-term Sales in the Marketing & Shipping Group presented the IGU paper titled ‘LNG as fuel’, which was officially released to the public at the WGC.
This IGU study explores the evolving role of LNG as a fuel across many industries that consume hydrocarbon energy including transportation on road, rail, marine, aviation, heavy machinery, mining, drilling, agriculture and remote power generation. LNG itself is the physical form, which is regasified for consumption in natural gas engines and dual fuel (natural gas and diesel) engine applications.
LNG as a fuel helps the environment when considered in the global climate debate by significantly reducing emissions such as CO2 up to 20% and sulphur dioxide up to 100% when compared against other fuels like marine fuel oil or motor gasoline.
The IGU study aims to increase the awareness of LNG as the rapidly evolving fuel alternative, and promote informed discussion on tangible next steps for a safe, economic and reliable use of LNG globally. A success factor in the evolution of LNG as a fuel is the growth and availability of small scale LNG, which is a rapidly developing business across the globe with new regions opening up and new players entering the sector while existing players expand.
In addition to the ‘LNG as Fuel’ study, RasGas participated in two additional IGU studies and helped write the World LNG Report – 2015 Edition, which was issued at the WGC. RasGas is an active member of the IGU, which is a leading organisational body for the promotion of natural gas and LNG use globally.