LNG is as dirty as coal…
1. Natural gas is mostly methane.
_Natural gas produces about half as much carbon dioxide as coal, but it can wreak havoc if it escapes into the atmosphere unburned. That’s because natural gas is comprised mostly of methane, an extremely potent greenhouse gas. Over the course of a century, methane will trap 34 times as much heat as an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide. _
_Problematically, natural gas is prone to leaking from pipelines, wellheads, and the nooks and crannies of processing and storage facilities. “Accounting for methane leakage throughout the supply chain of natural gas, natural gas might actually be worse for the climate than coal,” said Lena Moffitt, director of the Sierra Club’s Stop Dirty Fuels Campaign, at a panel on energy hosted by Politico. _
As NOVA Next reported, it’s conceivable that leaked methane from the U.S. oil and gas sector is warming the atmosphere as much as America’s 557 coal-fired power plants. [Nearly 6,000 Natural Gas Leaks Found in Washington, D.C. ]
Thus, while the United States’ embrace of natural gas has cut carbon dioxide emissions, the country might not have put a dent in total greenhouse gas emissions, which include methane".
LNG boom will fade very fast…5 years, it will all be over…Watch this video…the most important part of the video is near the end, although the whole presentation is enlightening…
Clean Disruption - Why Energy & Transportation will be Obsolete by 2030 - Oslo, March 2016
Sorry folks…LNG in BC is a dud, we’ll never make any money…in fact if we bend over backwards and push LNG export…BCers will be paying for the privilege…