Securing energy supplies for the future that can provide energy sustainably and affordably, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy efficiency, represents one of the biggest challenges facing the world today. This important goal of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris will only be achieved by huge collaborative efforts. For years, RAG has been working on innovative solutions that take account of changes in energy policies and the situation in the energy industry. RAG has been producing natural gas in Austria for decades. And for a number of years now, RAG has been using its expertise to carry out research into power to gas technology. This will make it possible to convert excess renewable wind and solar energy into gas, which can be stored in natural underground gas reservoirs. We firmly believe that gas can make an important contribution to meeting climate protection targets, because of its flexibility and range of uses – for heating and transportation, and in industry. As a result, RAG is investing in pioneering LNG infrastructure, driving forward this environmentally friendly development. Commissioning of our first LNG filling station, at Ennshafen port in September 2017, is the first milestone in this process.
Chief Executive Officer, RAG
LNG is safe throughout the entire supply chain. Years of experience from industrial application shows that LNG does not present any greater risk than conventional fuels, which are transported every day – provided gas standards are complied with. LNG transportation fuel systems meet the same high safety standards as conventional systems. The design of LNG tanks differs fundamentally from that of tanks for conventional transportation fuel. LNG tanks are optimally protected against mechanical and thermal influences thanks to
their compressive strength and tank-in-tank systems with integrated insulation.