Natural gas has less impact on the environment than other sources of energy. Regarded as the cleanest fossil fuel, it contributes to forming an energy market that is sustainable. By replacing other fossil fuels, it reduces the pollutant load affecting the air and the climate. During combustion, natural gas emits 25% less CO2 than heating oil. In addition, it produces only small quantities of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and almost no sulphur dioxide (SO2).
For human health, natural gas is much less harmful than other fossil fuels. Compared with oil, it gives off 300 times less dust and harmful fine particles.
Natural gas is non-toxic and odourless. An odorising agent is added to it for safety reasons and to make it detectable.
Biogas, which is produced from green waste, household waste and sludge from waste-water treatment plants and then injected into the distribution network, further reduces the pollutant load. The natural gas transported through the pipes therefore contains an appreciable proportion of carbon-neutral renewable gas obtained from the fermentation of various types of waste.
Natural gas carried in buried gas pipelines is an unobtrusive energy which preserves the landscape. All that can be seen once a gas pipeline has been laid are the marker posts, which is a clear benefit to the environment.
Natural gas carried in underground pipelines is unobtrusive. It does not impede traffic (either by road or rail) and does not disfigure the landscape. It does not produce environmental or noise pollution. Air quality is thus preserved.
Natural gas fuel – a cheap, environmentally friendly option
Natural gas fuel reduces to a minimum the harmful consequences of our need for mobility. It has huge ecological potential and is an economical option for consumers.