Hi Doug,

Thank you for the question.

The LNG carriers that would come to and from our proposed project will primarily use the boil off gas (methane) from the LNG they are transporting as fuel.

LNG carriers typically carry bunker fuel as a back-up fuel. For example, when an LNG carrier is required to offload all of its available LNG before it heads into drydock for scheduled maintenance, it would use bunker fuel.

A typical LNG carrier will carry about 2,000 to 3,000 tonnes of bunker fuel, or enough for about 16 to 24 days of travel.

It is important to note that all LNG carriers incorporate leading safety measures such as complex containment systems and double-hull protection.  Carriers are also heavily regulated by international and federal standards.