EFFECT OF NATURAL GAS USAGE ON ENVIRONMENT – AN ARTICLE
Keywords:NATURAL GAS, ENVIRONMENT, WORLD, FUEL
Natural gas is a new age fuel and believed by many to be the most important energy source for the future. Over the years, Natural gas has established itself as a dominant and reliable fuel source across the world due to its availability, advantage as cleaner fuel and multiple applications. Natural gas is the only fossil fuel whose share in the primary energy mix is expected to grow in future. Today, natural gas accounts for over 24% of the energy used worldwide, and makes up nearly a third of electricity generation, as well as playing a crucial role as an industry feedstock. With emergence of shale gas and the rising supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG), natural gas market has become more globalized. This evolution of natural gas in the global energy mix has made significant consequences on global energy trade, air quality and carbon emissions, as well as the security of global energy supplies. In coming days, it is envisaged that gas will grow faster than oil and coal, helped by low prices, ample supply, and its role in reducing air pollution and other emissions.