In a bid to meet its obligations under the the 2014 EU Directive, Malta’s Energy and Water Agency has been awarded a €600,000 EU grant to explore the potential of have LNG as a marine fuel in Malta.  In accordance with the 2014 EU Directive, Member States have until 2025 to develop LNG refuelling infrastructure at maritime ports.

Exploration of LNG as marine fuel in Malta

The study will seek to identify the optimal offshore, outside port infrastructure solutions for the development of maritime LNG bunkering in Malta

Demand for LNG fuel is expected to increase substantially over the next few years due to economic and environmental implications, making LNG a more attractive alternative to heavy fuel oil.  The study will look at the safety, environmental, economic and risk elements of establishing the refuelling infrastructure in Malta, bearing in mind the Malta-Italy gas pipeline interconnector.