Aside from cost-savings and efficiency, here are some of the best reasons why natural gas is the right fuel for your energy needs
Gas is clean
Gas is the cleanest fuel and creates the least amount of greenhouse gas emissions. When burned, gas does not produce any ash, dust, smoke or odours. Gas also releases up to 50% less carbon dioxide than coal and 20%-30% less than oil. As a result, the use of natural gas in power generation reduces carbon emissions, improves air quality and provides a cleaner alternative to Heavy Fuel Oils (HFOs).
|Pollutant||Environmental Effect of Pollutant||GDC Natural Gas |
|Waste Oil (Tonnes)||Difference|
|Reduction in Emissions from using GDC gas|
|Carbon Dioxide||Global warming||118,702||196,435||77,733||40%|
|Nitrogen Oxides||Precursor of smog||92.44||459.889||367.45||80%|
|Sulfur Dioxide||Precursor of acid rain||0.51||462.20||461.69||99.9%|
|Particulates||Reduced visibility or haze||7.67||268.08||260.40||97%|
|Mercury, lead, and other heavy metal emissions||Environmental pollution and heavy metal toxicity||0||-||-||100%|
|*Tonnes emitted based on 2,311 billion btu of energy usage per year|
Gas is convenient
Gas is fast and responsive. With our underground pipelines connected directly to your facility, you can be guaranteed that you’ll never run out of fuel. At the flick of a switch or the touch of a button, a consistent gas supply will be at your disposal. No storage space is required, logistics costs are minimized and your maintenance and cleaning costs will be significantly lower. Finally, gas is highly efficient and up to 90% of gas that enters the pipeline reaches the consumer for energy use.
Gas is safe
At GDC, safety is our top priority. Our built in safety features which adhere to the standards established by IGEM (Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers) and BSI (British Standard Institute), ensure that gas is a safe energy option. The gas network pipeline is patrolled 24/7 by our team of trained safety officers who work closely with local communities and our Emergency Control Center, to identify safety issues.
Gas is reliable
Gas is an abundant, domestically produced fuel that you can count on for your energy needs. With our underground gas distribution network, you never have to worry about interruptions to your energy supply from power outages or storms. Cameroon has an abundant supply of natural gas, making it a long term energy source for the country.
Gas is good for Cameroon’s economy
GDC gas is Cameroon-sourced, produced locally and provides energy solutions for the nation’s industrial sector. Our gas has numerous uses in the petroleum refining, metal, plastic, chemical, food and beverage processing industries. As the only onshore producer of natural gas in Cameroon, GDC helps to unlock Cameroon’s economic potential by ensuring growth of industrial development and investment in Douala.