Natural gas is the cleanest fuel in the fossil fuel category, which emits the least amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) per unit of energy, less than any other fossil fuel such as gasoline or diesel. In addition, natural gas emits less greenhouse gases and nitrogen oxides than coal or oil.
One of the good news is that natural gas is already playing an important role in helping to clean the air in many ways by significantly reducing harmful damage to the environment through the use of vehicles and buses that run on natural gas and new technologies. of energy efficiency. .
Natural gas and the future of Venezuela
Venezuela’s largest gas reserves are located in the north and northwest of the country, on the coasts of the continental shelf of the Caribbean and the Atlantic, occupying an area of more than 500,000 km2.
Gas fields in Venezuela
In the western part of the country, it has gas resources of 35 trillion cubic feet and in the eastern region it amounts to 65 trillion cubic feet. Proven gas reserves in Venezuela reach 151 trillion cubic feet of gas (BPC), and have a volume of 40 trillion of possible reserves and a resource base of approximately 196 trillion PCBs, totaling a volume of reserves of 427 trillion of cubic feet. According to the National Gas Entity (Enagas), attached to the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum. 50% of these are located on the offshore continental shelf of Venezuela. The largest gas reserves in Venezuela are located to the north and northwest of the national territory, on the coasts of the continental shelf of the Caribbean and the Atlantic, covering an area of more than 500 thousand square kilometers.
Gas pipelines a solution for energy distribution
A pipeline is a conduction system that serves to transport combustible gases on a large scale. It consists of a steel pipe, through which the gas circulates at high pressure, from the place of origin. For safety reasons, it is established that at certain intervals valves are placed in the gas pipes through which the flow can be cut in the event of an incident. Also, if the length of the pipe is important, it may be necessary to place several compression stations at intervals.
The start of a pipeline can be a deposit or a regasification plant, usually located in the vicinity of a seaport where ships arrive (for natural gas are called methane tanks) that transport liquefied natural gas under cryogenic conditions at a temperature very low. .
The implementation of natural gas distribution systems through gas pipelines is a practice that is gaining more and more importance in the market every day, since it allows easy access to domestic natural gas to different industries, productive sectors, companies and households. You can count on this source of natural energy at low costs.