How Natural Gas is an Environment Friendly Fuel
Natural gas is the cleanest fuel among the available fossil fuels. Natural gas is used for cooking in domestic households and a transportation fuel for vehicles. It is used as a feedstock in the manufacturing process of many commercially important organic chemicals as well as used as a fuel for electricity generation, heating purpose in industrial and commercial units.
Environmental Benefits of Using Natural Gas
- Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel, highly efficient form of energy, environmentally friendly because it burns cleaner than other fossil fuels.
- The simple chemical composition of natural gas lends itself to fewer impurities and generally results in less pollution.
- Using natural gas instead of oil or coal produces less chemicals that contribute to greenhouse gases, acid rain, smog, and other harmful forms of pollution.
- Natural gas produces very less carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, dissolved solids, or airborne particulates, as compared to other conventional fossil fuels, all of which can be harmful to human and animal health.
- When burned, natural gas produces about 45 percent less carbon dioxide than coal, about 30 percent less than oil, and about 15 percent less than wood.