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UDaily: Researchers examine market potential, environmental trade-offs of using natural gas as a marine fuel

UDaily: Researchers examine market potential, environmental trade-offs of using natural gas as a marine fuel

As the maritime shipping industry transitions toward cleaner fuels in response to new environmental regulations and emissions standards, abundant supplies of natural gas in the United States, and worldwide, appear to offer a promising solution in transportation industries.

Natural gas is considered by many to be a 21st century energy resource that will enable multiple sectors, including shipping, to transition away from petroleum fuels. But, questions remain about whether the economic and energy potential benefits include co-benefits for the environment.