Why PNG is better than LPG

PNG is an effective alternative for LPG and will be beneficial in the long term. The only requirement is to have a network in place. The carbon emission from PNG is minimum compared to all other fuels. Since the fuel is supplied through pipelines, the headache of storage never arises hence the safety quotient is also good.

Natural gas is lighter than air. In case of a leak, it rises up and dissipates quickly, thus reducing the chances of a fire or explosion. If a household uses 12 LPG cylinders a year, the average bill would work out to around `7,000. On the other hand, according to statistics released by PNG companies, an average household of four people consumes approximately 15 scm per month, the price of which is an average of `30 per unit. Therefore, the annual fuel bill with PNG will be around `4,500.

Important points from Wikipedia

  • Natural gas is a fossil fuel formed when layers of buried plants, gases, and animals are exposed to intense heat and pressure over thousands of years.
  • The energy that the plants originally obtained from the sun is stored in the form of chemical bonds in natural gas.
  • Before natural gas can be used as a fuel, it must be processed to remove impurities, including water, to meet the specifications of marketable natural gas.
  • The by-products of NG include ethane, propane, butanes, pentanes, and higher molecular weight hydrocarbons, hydrogen sulfide (which may be converted into pure sulfur), carbon dioxide, water vapor, and sometimes helium and nitrogen.