According to a FC Gas Intelligence report, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) says it is important to have policies in place in order to promote the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as bunker fuel.

The USCG General Engineer at the Office of Design and Engineering Standards, Timothy Meyers said that it is “Important to develop policy to minimize uncertainty.”

He also said:

"Currently we are working with the international community, the IMO on safe vessel design, and ISO on bunkering. … Our involvement will help shape international standards as well as domestic policy.”

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U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert