ILNGA to study LNG safety and transport

The International LNG Alliance (ILNGA) has formed a blue ribbon task force to examine LNG safety issues and make certain that best practices regarding LNG operations and procedures are in place throughout the industry. The safety group is co-chaired by Howard Candelet, vice-president of Operations of British Gas' LNG services, and Ed Waryas, vice president of Lloyd's Register Americas.

The International LNG Alliance (ILNGA) has formed a blue ribbon task force to examine LNG safety issues and make certain that best practices regarding LNG operations and procedures are in place throughout the industry. The safety group is co-chaired by Howard Candelet, vice-president of Operations of British Gas' LNG services, and Ed Waryas, vice president of Lloyd's Register Americas.

"There is no shortage of codes and standards that apply to LNG," according to Candelet. "The challenge is to harmonize the various codes and make certain that the industry continues its remarkable track record of safe and reliable performance."

ILNGA will bring together industry leaders from around the world and work in conjunction with the International Gas Union (IGU), which has a safety effort underway on LNG terminals and vessels.

Oystein Bruno Larsen, vice president of Hoegh LNG, who is heading up the IGU safety study, added "The IGU will focus considerable attention on LNG safety issues over the next several years and will coordinate closely with ILNGA. If the LNG industry is to meet the forecasts of projected growth, these safety issues must be addressed in the US and globally."

ILNGA serves as the sole US representative to the IGU on matters concerning LNG. The ILNGA represents companies involved in all facets of the LNG industry. The Alliance works to promote and advance the safe, reliable, cost-effective and environmentally sound use of LNG and the development of LNG infrastructure.

03-22-04

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