Advantages and disadvantages of energy produced from natural gas

Natural gas Occurs in assocaition with petroleum i.e. normally found on top of upper layers of crude Oil.

Composed of mixture of hydrocarbons with methane making the highest percentage

Mainly used for domestic purposes, generating thermal electricity and for industrial activities

Advantages of energy from natural gas

  • Clean.
  • Cheap to transport in pipelines.
  • Free from weather changes

Disadvantages of energy from natural gas

  • Accidental fires may occur due to gas leakage/damaged pipes.
  • Pollution of environment through gas leaks.
  • Expensive for low income earners
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