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The Use of LNG as a Marine Fuel: The International Regulatory Framework

Xu, Jingjing; Testa, David; Mukherjee, Proshanto K.


Jingjing Xu

David Testa

Proshanto K. Mukherjee


© 2015, Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. While shipping is a carbon efficient transport mode, given that roughly 90% of the world trade is carried by ships, the negative impact of shipping on human health and the natural environment is significant. One of the attempts being made by the shipping industry to reduce its environmental impact is to use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. This article examines the regulatory legal regime in relation to the use of LNG as marine fuel and highlights the areas where further development is necessary.


Xu, J., Testa, D., & Mukherjee, P. K. (2015). The Use of LNG as a Marine Fuel: The International Regulatory Framework. Ocean Development and International Law, 46(3), 225-240.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 8, 2015
Online Publication Date Aug 7, 2015
Publication Date Aug 7, 2015
Deposit Date Mar 7, 2020
Journal Ocean Development and International Law
Print ISSN 0090-8320
Electronic ISSN 1521-0642
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 46
Issue 3
Pages 225-240
Keywords IMO, LNG, marine fuel
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