Western Australia pushes for Pilbara LNG fuelling hub
5 Jun 2020 - ConferenzaGNL
The Western Australian government is pushing forward plans to create an international liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelling hub in Pilbara as part of a move to reduce carbon emissions. The state government claims transition to LNG fuelled vessels in Pilbara ports could reduce emissions by up to six million tonnes per annum (Mtpa).
As part of the plan, the Government of Western Australia is introducing new incentives encouraging ships visiting Pilbara Ports to use cleaner marine fuels, such as LNG. The government will offer a 50% discount in port dues to bulk vessels bunkering with LNG at Pilbara ports. The Pilbara LNG Bunkering Hub is expected to create up to 125 jobs within the region.
Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan said: “The Pilbara is already globally renowned as an LNG production powerhouse, and my government is taking steps to turn the Pilbara into an international LNG fuelling hub.