More than 90% of Singapore’s electricity is generated using imported natural gas
Traditionally, Singapore obtains its supply of LNG through pipelines from Malaysia and Indonesia. However, with the introduction of liquefied LNG, LNG can now be transported via more practical shipping methods. This expands Singapore’s supply options, providing greater security over its energy needs.
As the “preferred Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) trading hub”, LNG has the potential to become a major economic driver for Singapore.
To ensure the reliability of Singapore’s gas supply and reduce reliance on imported gas, a town gas network was also set up. The town gas network, which is used to support cooking and water heating purposes, serves about 50% of residential and commercial customers in Singapore.
What can LNG provide for you, the environment and your Business?
LNG can be re-gasified into natural gas that can be used to simultaneously produce both heat and electricity through CHP systems.
When re-gasified, LNG can be used in the same many ways in which natural gas is used. Its application ranges from heating homes, or provide fuel for cooking and heating up household appliances to powering processes such as the production of materials such as metal, glass, paper etc.
Despite sailing over 100 million miles, LNG tankers are not met with a single major accident during transportation.
As a safety precaution, Tetrahydrothiophene (THT) is added to LNG supplies to help make gas leaks more noticeable due to its pungent smell, preventing the possibility of accidents during itsusage.
Denser than gaseous Natural Gas and hence taking up lesser storage space, LNG can be easily stored during off-peak periods and re-gasified to meet the needs of rising time, preventing energy shortages.
Save the Environment
Burning cleaner than other fuel such as diesel, greenhouse emission is reduced by as much as 70%. Furthermore, the abundance of natural gas reserves also allows it to last much longer than oil reserves.
What about Biogas?
Biogas is an environmentally friendly biofuel that is naturally produced from the decomposition of organic waste. Biogas can be converted into heat and electricity in CHP plants which can be used as an energy source.
By utilizing waste materials in its production, biogas generation also reaps environmental benefits such as preventing the use of toxic chemicals in waste treatment plants, saving money and energy used for treating waste and ultimately converting waste into more useful purposes.
It sounds all good. But there are some bad news
1. Few Technological Advancement
The systems used in producing biogas are not efficient. Large-scale production is not possible due to its complicated, costly process.
2. High Energy Consumption
The optimal temperature for bacteria to digest waste into biogas needs to be around 37% and a large amount of heat energy required to maintain that temperature incurs a huge sum of money.
Wonder where you can get your LNG supplies?
Come and talk to us at GasHub!
With a track record as a leading gas piping and engineering services specialist in Singapore within both the public and private sector, we are pleased to announce that our new utility arm, specializing in the distribution of LNG, is here to serve you and your consumption needs.