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Comparative GHG Footprint Analysis for European and Asian Supplies of USLNG, Pipeline Gas, and Coal

April 16, 2024

This report provides an integrated analysis of methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions across leading fuel supply chains for power generation in thirteen European and Asian end markets. Under development since 2021, the study employs a rigorous, detailed bottom-up methodology to arrive at a comprehensive, systemic analysis and comparison of the emissions intensity of the primary fuel sources, measured in kilograms of CO2 equivalent per megawatt-hour of electricity generated.

The report finds that, on average, the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity of coal supply chains was over twice as high as US liquefied natural gas (USLNG) for power generation in both Europe and Asia. GHG emissions from imported pipeline gas in Europe and Asia were also higher in most cases, with only a few exceptions.

The report was produced for LNG Allies (The USLNG Association).

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