Natural gas is a colourless, odorless, flammable gas that usually contains about 90% methane. It can be found in deep underground rock formations, often alongside oil or coal. It’s one of the main energy sources in the world. As a lower intensive fossil fuel, natural gas is playing a crucial role in helping the world transition to low-carbon energy production.
Although coal and oil still account for around 60% of global energy consumption, natural gas meets 21% of global demand. Offering much lower CO2 emissions than other fossil fuels, it’s an important alternative that provides a low-carbon bridge on the road to a zero-carbon future.
Gas-fired electricity generation – such as ENGIE’s Pelican Point
Power Station in South Australia – makes an important contribution to energy security and stability, as well as complementing renewables, such as wind and solar. Following a $75 million upgrade, the 487MW Pelican Point Power Station is one of the most environmentally friendly of its type in Australia.
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