Natural Gas Properties
|Fuel||Natural Gas||Fuel Oil||Imported coal|
|Carbon Emission, Pounds/bbtu||117000||164000||208000|
|Kcal required /KW power generation||2092||2775||2615|
EIA - Natural Gas Issues and Trends 1998
EIA - Average Operating Heat Rate for Selected Energy Sources
- Combustion of natural gas releases lower levels of Carbon dioxide, Carbon monoxide, and other reactive hydrocarbons and virtually no ash or particulate matter.
- Kilocalories required per kw generation of power using Natural Gas is less compared to liquid fuels and coal.