Natural gas in transport: an assessment of different routes

Faced with a changing energy supply in the coming years, in which natural gas will play an important role, it was necessary to assess what the different routes of natural gas to transport are. Determine what conditions both environmental and safety, would have to be addressed in order to allow for natural gas to be used in the transport sector as an intermediate fuel on a road towards more sustainable alternatives. The study was overseen by a supervisory interdepartmental group which consisted of representatives from the Ministries of Finance and Economic Affairs in the Netherlands. From within the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, representatives of all different transport modes , environment and external safety and risk management took part of the supervisory group. Furthermore the study made use of valuable input that was gathered from stakeholders and industries in the field of natural gas. For this purpose a number of stakeholder consultations were organised in 2012 and 2013. The following assessment is a first guidance document on how natural gas can best be used in transport and what issues need to be addressed. As natural gas will play an important role in the energy mix in Holland, Europe and the world the coming years, we are confident that more information on the application of natural gas in transport will become more readily available and provide us with better data. Thereby allowing to make more accurate assessments in the field of environmental performance and safety standards.


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  • Pagination: 172p

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  • Accession Number: 01495562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 17 2013 10:02AM