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LNG is the cleanest burning fuel
Natural gas is playing a significant part supporting the energy transition in the built environment. When used in power generation, natural gas emits 45% to 55% lower greenhouse gases emissions than coal.
In developing economies, it will replace traditional biomass in heating and cooking, helping to reduce the health impacts of localised emissions from other fuels.
In the transport sector, LNG is helping diversify the fuel mix and reduce air pollution as a fuel for heavy duty road transport and shipping.
These advantages suggest a central role for natural gas in the energy transition. In its New Policies Scenario, the IEA expects that use of natural gas could increase by 45% over the next 25 years. Developing countries are expected to account for more than three-quarters of that growth.