French major Total SE has delivered its first carbon-neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo, with the shipment going to state-controlled China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), Total management said this week.

“This first LNG shipment, whose carbon emissions have been offset throughout the value chain, represents a new step as we seek to support our customers toward carbon neutrality,” said Total’s Laurent Vivier, president for gas. 

The carbon footprint of the cargo was offset with verified emissions certificates used to finance the Hebei Guyuan wind power project in northern China that would reduce emissions from coal-fired generation and the Kariba REDD+ Forest Protection Project designed to protect Zimbabwe’s forest, Total said.

Total CEO Patrick Pouyanné...