Why use natural gas as an energy source?
Natural gas is the third most important energy source in the world.
This fuel, which has a fossil origin, is obtained from the extraction of petroleum and found in the gaseous state.
The liquefaction process begins when natural gas in transported via pipeline to a liquefaction facility. There, components that will freeze at low temperatures (water, carbon dioxide, and heavier hydrocarbons) are removed and the remaining gas is chilled to about -162 degrees Celsius, at which point the gas becomes a liquid. The LNG is then loaded onto specialized LNG carriers for transport. Some of the largest LNG tankers can carry enough natural gas to power 70,00 homes for one year.
When the LNG reaches an offloading facility, it may be regasified and then transported by pipeline to power plants for use in power generation; industrial facilities, for the manufacturing of steel, automobiles, and chemicals; and also homes and office buildings, for heating, cooking and drying clothes.
Besides being a clean and sustainable source, natural gas has a competitive cost, being very attractive for companies and industries. Its importation allows suppliers alternatives and contract negotiation, besides being a fuel available 24/7/365.
THE GAS YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS TO MAKE PROGRESS
Ecom Energia has the authorization of regulatory agencies to import natural gas by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), and to trade natural gas by the National Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) and by the Regulatory Agency of Sanitation and Energy of the State of São Paulo (ARSESP).