Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a “reliable tool” helping countries meet national and international climate targets when other clean energy technologies fail, a global organization of LNG producers said Tuesday.
The International Gas Union (IGU) said using natural gas instead of coal to generate electricity has “time and time again proved to significantly reduce air pollution,” adding LNG’s greenhouse gas emissions are half the amount of coal.
The IGU is a global organization of 164 gas corporations and associations. Korea has been the chair-country of the union since June 2018 and President Kang Joo-myung is its head.
The statement came after a report by research network, Global Energy Monitor (GEM), questioned the eco-friendliness and feasibility of LNG.