Gas Is Dirty

Gas Is a Polluting Fossil Fuel

Is natural gas clean? Energy companies like to refer to natural gas as clean energy,
but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.

Natural Gas Is Not Clean

PennEast claims natural gas is clean. We know the facts – there is nothing clean about it. Help Stop PennEast: http://ow.ly/kMRr30khfkx

Posted by ReThink Energy NJ on Thursday, May 31, 2018

Energy companies like to refer to natural gas as clean energy, but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.

More than 90 percent of New Jersey’s harmful air emissions from electric generation come from natural gas, a fossil fuel that emits CO2 when burned.

A recent study set off alarms by reporting that natural gas leaks have nearly doubled the climate impact of gas. Compounding natural gas issues, pipelines and compressor stations often leak methane, another harmful gas that can be up to 84 times more potent than CO2.

This is why we must look at proposed gas infrastructure projects with a critical eye. Many of them, like the PennEast pipeline, have proven unnecessary to meet energy demands now or in the foreseeable future.

Spending billions of dollars to build new gas infrastructure would increase unhealthy emissions, slow investments in wind and solar energy sources, and impede our efforts to fight the enormous threat of climate change. Gov. Murphy has put New Jersey on the path to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2050, which means phasing out our dependence upon gas.

Does New Jersey Need More Pipelines?

New Jersey already has 1,500 miles of pipelines. If you think the state needs more, think again.

PennEast Pipeline Not Needed Under Any Scenario

According to a report published by New Jersey Conservation Foundation, the proposed PennEast pipeline is “a solution in search of a problem.”

Threats to Public Safety

Gas pipelines fail at surprisingly high rates, and one of the times when a pipeline is most likely to explode is within the first five years of being built.

Proliferation of Pipelines in New Jersey

MAP KEY

Major Existing Pipelines

Existing Pipelines

Existing Compressor Stations

1
GSE Compressor Station #203
2
GSE Compressor Station #205 (Expansion)
3
Transco Compressor Station #207
4
Transco Compressor Station #240
5
Transco Compressor Station #505

Existing Power Plants

1
Red Oak Power
2
Sayreville Energy Center
3
Newark Energy Center
4
Kearny Generating Station
5
Bayonne Energy Center
6
Bergen Generating Station
7
Beesley’s Point Generating Station
8
West Deptford Energy Station
9
Sewaren 7 Generating Station
10
Woodbridge Energy Center
11
Linden Generating Station
12
Linden Cogen

Proposed Pipelines

Existing Pipelines
1
Pilgrim Oil Pipeline
3
Southern Reliability Link Pipeline
4
South Jersey Gas Pipeline
5
Northeast Supply Enhancement Pipeline
6
Rivervale South Pipeline
7
Bergen Loop pipeline, part of Riverdale South to Market Project

Proposed Compressor Stations

1
NESE Compressor Station #206
2
Transco Compressor Station #303 (proposed to be doubled in size through Gateway Expansion project)

Proposed Power Plants

1
Phoenix Energy Center Station
2
North Bergen Liberty Generating Project
3
3 Keasbey Energy Center
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