There are indications the world is fast moving into gas as major source of energy with a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) saying that Natural gas is expected to overtake coal as the world’s second largest energy source after oil by 2030.
The Paris-based IEA said in its ‘World Energy Outlook 2018’ that energy demand would grow by more than a quarter between 2017 and 2040. Global gas demand would increase by 1.6 percent a year to 2040 and would be 45 percent higher by then than today, it said.
The estimates are based on the IEA’s “New Policies Scenario” that takes into account legislation and policies to reduce emissions and fight climate change. They also assume more energy efficiencies in fuel use, buildings and other factors.
The IEI, in its ‘New Policies Scenario’ stated: “Natural gas is the fastest growing fossil fuel in the New Policies Scenario, overtaking coal by 2030 to become the second-largest source of energy after oil”.