Originally, Gaz Métro used liquefied natural gas to meet energy demand during peak periods when it was very cold in the winter. Today, LNG is also used as an energy source in the transportation, major industry and electricity production sectors.
Used in heavy transportation industry as a replacement for petroleum products, LNG can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 25%, in addition to lowering costs.
Natural gas can be used both as an input in certain industrial processes and as a powerful combustible for heating processes.
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