Natural gas life cycle analysis - highlights
In an effort to better understand and control its supply chain, Énergir wanted to develop an environmental profile of the natural gas it distributes in Québec using a life cycle approach. To accomplish this, Énergir commissioned the International Reference Center for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services (CIRAIG).
This study was aimed at better understanding:
- The environmental impacts of our supply chain, and more specifically, our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
- How the environmental impacts of our supply chain compare to petroleum products for various uses (heating, road transportation and maritime transportation)
- Potential reductions of the environmental impacts of our supply chain
To conduct this study, CIRAIG related on scientific literature, current data and several assumptions in the event that exact data was unavailable.
Here are a few highlights: