Did you know that natural gas accounts for around 8% of Finland’s energy production?
Natural gas is the cleanest fossil energy source as its combustion does not create any sulfur or heavy metal emissions. Carbon dioxide emissions from natural gas are also clearly lower than from oil or coal. In Finland natural gas is used in combined heat and power (CHP) production in particular. Due to increases in taxation, in recent years the use of natural gas has been reduced in Finland’s large cities and been replaced by fuels such as coal.
Natural gas covers around 8% of Finland's energy consumption. In addition to combined heat and power (CHP) production, another important use for natural gas is industrial production processes. Natural gas burns cleanly and does not require any storage capacity, making it a popular energy form for industry.
Residential use of natural gas is focused on Helsinki where gas is used for cooking by around 30,000 homes. Natural gas is also used for property heating. In addition, many Helsinki restaurants use natural gas supplied by Gasum.
Gas vehicles can be filled up on road fuel gas processed from natural gas at Gasum’s gas filling stations. Natural gas is the least expensive road vehicle fuel.