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Why is natural gas considered a clean fuel?
Natural gas is a relatively clean burning fossil fuel Burning natural gas for energy results in fewer emissions of nearly all types of air pollutants and carbon dioxide (CO2) than burning coal or petroleum products to produce an equal amount of energy.
Is natural gas a safe energy source?
Natural gas has many qualities that make it an efficient, relatively clean burning, and economical energy source. However, the production and use of natural gas have some environmental and safety issues to consider. Natural gas is a relatively clean burning fossil fuel
What is natural gas?
What is natural gas? Natural gas is a fossil energy source that formed deep beneath the earth’s surface. Natural gas contains many different compounds. The largest component of natural gas is methane, a compound with one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms (CH4).
What are the benefits of natural gas?
Natural gas generates half as much nitrogen oxide as coal or heating oil to produce the same amount of energy, and nearly 30% less carbon dioxide. By comparison with other non-renewable sources of energy, natural gas gives off the least CO 2 (55kg per gigaJoule of heat, against 75kg for crude oil and nearly 100kg for coal).