This is a “biocompatible” fuel, in that the amount of harmful substances emitted into the atmosphere when it is combusted is lower than from other fuels.

Nitrous oxide emissions are lower than those produced from burning coal, fuel oil, diesel or petrol; emissions of sulphur dioxide, particulates and other harmful substances are negligible.

When it combusts, natural gas is mostly converted into water vapour (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2) - two gases which occur naturally (each one of us produces them, for example, when we breathe).
In each case, for the same amount of energy produced, natural gas produces less carbon dioxide (on average 25 to 40% less) compared with other fuels from fossil sources such as petrol and diesel.

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Last updated on 13/06/22