In addition to being a domestically abundant and secure source of energy, the use of natural gas also offers a number of environmental benefits over other sources of energy, particularly other fossil fuels.
Natural gas is the cleanest of all the fossil fuels. Composed primarily of methane, the main products of the combustion of natural gas are carbon dioxide and water vapor, the same compounds we exhale when we breathe.
As the cleanest-burning fossil fuel, natural gas creates less greenhouse gas emissions than heating oil, or electricity generated from fossil fuels.
|Natural Gas||51 kg/GJ|
|NB Power Base Load||150 kg/GJ|
|NB Power Space Heating||231 kg/GJ|
By burning natural gas in the place of other fossil fuels, there are fewer harmful pollutants released into the atmosphere. A larger trust in natural gas can potentially reduce the emissions of many harmful greenhouse gases.