Compressed Natural Gas (CNG )
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), otherwise known as CNG, is not new to the Nigerian energy ecosystem, but it will be the next subject to be accommodated by Nigerian energy consumers. Besides its great benefits, this energy source will help reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions and be the solution that most Nigerians are craving at this hard time of petrol subsidy removal. We also can not shy away from the fact that the conversation around this subject has met a lot of mixed reactions, especially because of the safety concerns, urgency and cost implications. This article is to bring readers up to speed with all there is to know about CNG, especially in the Nigerian context.
What is CNG?
CNG is natural gas in a compressed form. It becomes lighter than air after the compression, usually about one per cent of its original volume. CNG is safe and clean, given its non-toxic and non-corrosive nature. It is also tasteless, colourless and odourless.
Composition, transportation and storage of CNG?
CNG comprises mainly hydrocarbon gasses and vapour and contains predominantly methane. It is a by-product of coal mining or comes from crude oil production.