LNG can be used in a variety of ways, from domestic use to large-scale commercial and production. If you’re a business owner and wondering how you can reduce your company’s emissions, then you may be wondering what is LNG used for and how could it help your business boost its green credentials? Below are some of the most popular uses of LNG.
LNG as fuel
The primary use for LNG is in transport. Cars, trucks, lorries and ships used by municipalities and businesses are powered by natural gas, though it is available for consumers to buy it as fuel too. Natural gas fuel is significantly cheaper than gasoline and sales of LNG have nearly tripled in the US alone. Liquefied natural gas is becoming so popular that car manufacturer, Honda, have made a natural gas-powered Civic Sedan that achieves 36 miles per gallon.
Domestic LNG uses
LNG can be used in the home, such as for cooking, heating and generating electricity. The most common uses for natural gas in the home include fireplaces, tumble dryers and providing gas to stoves and ovens. It is steadily becoming one of the most used sources of energy in homes, particularly across the USA, China and Brazil. In fact, 80,000 housing estates in Shenzhen, China, have been converted to using LNG and, in Brazil, 98% of households have access to LNG through government policies.
The domestic LNG market was booming in the early 2000’s, due to cheap gas prices, however the era of cheap natural gas is now coming to an end to demand drastically outpacing new supply. Although this is bad for homeowners who use LNG, it’s a positive step towards increasing technology to utilise more natural gas for the domestic market, and helping to achieve green goals. However, with the right utility company, homeowners can save money on their domestic utilities whilst also using green providers.
Commercial LNG uses
LNG is also used commercially and it’s often the fuel of choice for businesses in geographically remote locations. LNG is mainly used in food processing, the bottling of beverages and aggregates and asphalts. Liquefied natural gas is also used in the manufacturing of many items, such as pet food, fertilisers, paints, medicines and dairy products.
By using LNG, large businesses can reduce their energy costs and cut their emissions. Dairy Partners cut their energy bills by 29% and CO2 emissions by 30% after they started using LNG*. If you’re inspired to use greener alternatives for your business, then why not switch to green providers? They can help your business earn green credentials and save you money on your utilities. If you’re struggling to find sustainable providers, or don’t have time (we understand, you’re running a business after all!), then why not contact one of our friendly experts who will personally find you the best energy deals?