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Equinor has chartered 40 ships in efforts to lower carbon footprint

Oil company Equinor is working to reduce its maritime carbon footprint. The company has made agreements to charter a total of 40 tankers, which the company sees as more energy efficient. The company will also investigate alternative fuels, according to the company's sustainability report.

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Norwegian Equinor has chartered a large number of vessels in efforts to reduce the oil company's CO2 emissions.

By 2050, Equinor aims to have reduced maritime emissions on a global basis by 50 percent, compared to 2008. In a recently published sustainability report, Equinor states that the company focuses on fuel efficiency when entering contracts for new ships.

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