Small-scale LNG in the Euro-Mediterranean: A Contribution to the Decarbonisation of the Maritime Sector
While governments have reaffirmed their commitment towards energy transition in light of the current energy crisis, the urgency to act implies to use all possible solutions to reduce CO2 emissions during the transitional period. Natural gas can play a role in the decarbonisation of certain sectors, such as the transport sector. In this sense, the small-scale LNG industry could contribute to the decarbonisation of the Mediterranean region. Regulatory and political incentives as well as socioeconomic and environmental benefits could represent critical drivers for the growing role of the small-scale liquefied natural gas (SSLNG), while it will need to overcome several challenges (e.g. political pressure, economic and infrastructure constraints).
DetailsRome, IAI, January 2023, 20 p.
1. Drivers and contribution to decarbonisation
1.1 Drivers/reasons for SSLNG
1.2 SSLNG development to date
2. Regulatory opportunities for the development of SSLNG
2.1 Multilateral level
2.2 European level
2.3 National level
3. Different barriers to SSLNG development
3.1 Economic barriers
3.2 Environmental barriers
3.3 Political and regulatory barriers undermine infrastructure
4. Policy recommendations