Energy Networks Australia release fact sheet to show the value of natural gas
With the start of winter and gas use increasing, Energy Networks Australia has released a fact sheet outlining what customers get for $1 of gas.
More than five million Australian homes and businesses are connected to natural gas.
Andrew Dillon, CEO of Energy Networks Australia, said energy delivered by the gas networks produced 75 per cent less CO2 emissions compared with average National Electricity Market grid electricity.
“Many Australians prefer gas for their cooking, whether it’s in the kitchen or on the BBQ, and to heat their homes and hot water,” Mr Dillon said.
“$1 of gas can BBQ 160 sausages or 30 steaks. In your kitchen, $1 of gas will cook 25 pots of pasta or 15 stir fries."
“You can get two hours of ducted gas heating or thirty minutes of gas-heated warm water in the shower for about $1.”
Mr Dillon said gas was an important part of Australia’s energy mix.
“Australia’s gas infrastructure can store the same amount of energy as six billion home batteries,” he said.
“Our future energy system will require a combination of gas and electricity, with networks continuing to innovate to supply customers with sustainable energy sources.
“Networks are already trialling the blending of sustainable gases, such as hydrogen, into the distribution network, supplying customers with hydrogen-blended gas for their cooking and heating.”