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Environmental Impact

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.

Energy typeCO2 emmisions
Natural Gas51 kg/GJ
Oil73 kg/GJ
NB Power Base Load150 kg/GJ
NB Power Space Heating231 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.

Moncton Westleyan

The environment is very important for our congregation, in particular the younger families and youth. By choosing natural gas, I am keeping everyone happy…it is cost effective and environmentally friendly!”
– Kevin Matthews, Executive Pastor, Moncton Wesleyan Church

Did you know that reducing 10 tonnes of CO2 equals:

  • 4000 l of gasoline not used
  • 21 barrels of crude oil unused
  • 8.5 acres of forest that absorb carbon
  • 3.5 tonnes of waste recycled