France’s Total is the next oil and gas major to join the SEA\LNG, a multi-sector industry coalition advocating the widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel.
Total is a global gas player, involved across the entire LNG chain. In 2015, the group’s LNG production reached 10.2 million tons. Total’s objective is to double its liquefaction capacity to around 20 Mt/y and increase its LNG trading portfolio to 15 Mt/y by 2020.
Speaking about the new coalition member Peter Keller, SEA\LNG chairman, said in a statement that Total has a “significant LNG interests integrated across its supply chain and ambitious growth plans.”
Olivier Jouny, Total marine fuels managing director, said the company supports the coalition’s efforts to make LNG the preferred clean marine fuel of the future.
SEA\LNG’s members include ABS, Carnival Corporation, DNV GL, Eagle LNG Partners, Engie, GE, GTT, Keppel Gas Technology, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell, Total, TOTE and Wärtsilä.