Make a Cleaner Break
Compared to traditional fuels such as oil or coal, using LNG for energy contributes far less to our world – less nitrogen oxide (NOx), less carbon dioxide (CO2), nearly no sulfur oxide (SOx) or fine particulate matter– really, fewer air-polluting emissions of just about every kind. In fact, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, natural gas produces approximately 25 percent less CO2 compared to distillate fuel oil and almost 50 percent less CO2 compared to coal.1 Further, natural gas emits 93% less NOx and 99.8% less SO2 than coal.2 Those are add-ons we can live without.
Take the Safer Bet
Check out the before-and-after pictures again and imagine taking a deep gulp of the dark haze spewing out of the building in the image on the left. The urge to gag is almost instinctive. But the hazards of that air, particularly for plant workers and the nearby communities, are much more pervasive than a nagging cough. In addition to an overall reduction in quality of life, the pollutants in those emissions are associated with a variety of human health concerns, including asthma, bronchitis, cancer of the lungs, and heart disease, and the related consequences of hospitalization and premature death.3
Seeing is Believing
LNG is odorless, colorless, non-corrosive, non-combustible, and non-toxic. It’s significantly better for the environment and for our personal health – a difference you can actually see. Moreover, as a proven complement to renewable power options, LNG is helping make our sustainably sourced energy future increasingly visible.