LNG will have problems competing with coal but that’s not its best use. Diesel is a much more expensive fuel than LNG. So is LPG. Both are used in all countries – even the poorest ones. Everyone with a diesel generator would benefit from LNG use. That’s not always very simple to implement as local logistics in many poor countries are woefully inadequate but this can be remedied.
The International Energy Agency warned Wednesday that the relatively high cost of LNG could deter buyers in developing markets where affordability is a primary concern.