Shell delivers first carbon-neutral LNG cargo under GIIGNL’s framework

LNG giant Shell has delivered the ‎first carbon-neutral LNG cargo to Taiwan’s CPC Corporation using GIIGNL’s framework for emissions.

Back in 2021, the international group of LNG importers, GIIGNL, launched a new framework for emissions reporting.

The Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) and GHG (Greenhouse Gas) Neutral Framework is part of a collective industry movement to account for and reduce GHG emissions associated with LNG.

GIIGNL announced in a statement on January 24 the delivery of the first carbon-neutral LNG cargo based on this framework.

Also, Shell delivered this cargo from the giant Gorgon LNG plant in Australia to CPC’s Yung-An LNG import facility in Taiwan.

According to GIIGNL, the framework creates a transparent practice to declare GHG neutral cargoes through an independently verified cargo statement which sets out both emissions and offsets.

In line with the framework’s requirement for a claim of “GHG neutral LNG”, Shell has quantified the GHG footprint of this LNG cargo on the full life-cycle in accordance with ISO 14067:2018 requirements and guidelines for quantification, as well as meeting the international standard PAS2060:2014, it said.

“This pilot shipment has helped us to learn about how best to use this comprehensive tool for increasing transparency and accuracy in quantifying and reporting emissions associated with LNG cargoes,” Steve Hill, Shell’s EVP energy marketing, said in the statement.

“We are very grateful to our long-term partner CPC Corporation, Taiwan for their interest and collaboration in this pilot phase. We are working with other partners on developing our understanding on adopting it,” he said.

This is not the first such shipment for Shell as it previously delivered carbon-neutral LNG cargoes to its customers.

In July 2021, the firm signed what it says is the world’s first term contract for carbon-neutral LNG with a unit of PetroChina.

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