Synthetic LNG is a prey expensive proposition – but it must not be. All Natural Gas we produce today is synthetic gas in a sense. Nature has found a way to tame the “hard to handle” hydrogen for us. The other one becomes apparent when you turn on the tap. The name is well-chosen – Natural Gas as its nature’s way to give us clean energy. The planet’s methane circulation is very badly understood. It’s likely there is more entering the atmosphere where it gets oxidized quickly. Time for us to start deciphering the secrets the methane planet holds.
Conventional fossil LNG is unlikely to be compatible with the shipping industry's longer-term plans to eliminate carbon emissions.