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The expanding role of natural gas. Comparing life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions

May 2013

Natural gas is experiencing a period of strong growth. Significantly increased resource estimates, and improvements in production and transport technologies have led to an expanding role in energy supply, particularly in important demand sectors such as electricity generation. This briefing explores the resource in a climate change context, the revised base estimates, its greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint compared to other energy sources, and projected demands from different sectors.

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