Captain Walter P. Purio, Chief Executive Officer of the LNG Marine Fuel Institute

Captain Walter P. Purio, Chief Executive Officer of the LNG Marine Fuel Institute, and Mike Utsler, Chief Operating Officer of Woodside and board member of the LNG Marine Fuel Institute, spoke at the 4th Annual Bunkering Conference in Singapore on 27 July 2017.

International regulations on the air pollution created by ships is becoming increasingly stringent, with increased pressure for reduced emissions from ships coming from the International Maritime Organization, following 1 January 2020 being confirmed as the implementation date for the global sulphur limit of 0.5%.

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Mike Utsler, Chief Operations Officer of Woodside Energy

Fremantle Ports made history last year by granting the first liquefied natural gas bunkering licence in Australia, allowing ships with gas-powered engines to load up on fuel.

The port authority should be applauded for taking this step, which is in sync with global developments and will deliver local benefits by supporting the uptake of a cleaner fuel that can lead to improved air quality.

A quiet revolution is occurring in international shipping in the lead-up to 2020, when all ships will need to comply with a 0.5 per cent limit on the sulphur content of fuel, down from the current 3.5 per cent.

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Richard Sandover, Chairman of LNG MFI

Parliament House

Good evening.

"I respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we are meeting today, the Ngunnawal People, and pay my respects to their Elders both past and present."

My name is Richard Sandover, Chairman of Partners of law firm Jackson McDonald. I have the privilege of being the Chairman of the Australian LNG Marine Fuel Institute. I am honoured to be addressing you this evening for the national launch of the LNG Marine Fuel Institute.


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