Average cost of U.S. natural gas production under $3/MMBtu
California LNG at ~$4.50/MMBtu
From: James Kendell, DOE EIA, Current Natural Gas and LNG Projections, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, July 29, 2003
The Inconvenient Truth About LNG & Global Warming
Gas pipeline leaks common, 2.3% of gas lost.
18 to 22 % of carbon dioxide lost in extraction, liquefaction, shipping, and regasification.
CO2 emitted from LNG tankers.
LNG has a different amounts of CO2, depending on origin.
Burning Natural Gas at power plant emits CO2.
Cumulative impact: LNG emits up to 44 % more greenhouse gas emissions than domestic natural gas.
BHP Billiton LNG Facility will add 270 tons of smog per year. Ventura County’s largest polluter.
Al Gore: Drastic GHG reductions needed within 10 years.
Photo: Canadian Ice Service