Natural gas has the following advantages:
Reliability: Natural gas supply is generally more reliable than liquid fuel supply in trucks because it is a continuous flow stream through the pipeline. All a customer need do is to just open the valve.
Abundance & Availability: Natural gas is not imported, but is in abundant supply in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, where it is found in gas reservoirs or produced along with oil as associated gas.
Easy to Control: With natural gas, you can easily monitor and control your fuel/feedstock expenses and costs, without the fear of short-supply or spillage.
No Need For Storage: There’s also no need for huge capital investment on storage facilities because natural gas flows from the wellhead through pipelines and processing systems to locations where it is required.
Handling: No physical handling is required.
Flexibility: There are various types and sizes of burners and appliances available to suit different energy/utilization applications.
More Environment-Friendly: Natural gas is clean, more environment-friendly, as it has much lower sulphur content than liquid fuels. It also burns more efficiently
Natural gas can be used for any of these purposes:
Power Generation: Natural gas is often used for power generation using turbines, micro turbines or gas generators.
Industrial Use: Natural Gas is used for a variety of industrial processes e.g. space heating, raising of steam via boilers, furnace operations etc.
As Feedstock: Natural gas is used as chemical feedstock for fertilizer and methanol production.
For Transportation: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is used as fuel for Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) like forklifts, cars and buses. it is especially attractive to organizations that operate large fleets of vehicles, enabling them to enjoy considerable economies of scale.