Clean Energy for Hawaii
More Than a Century of Innovation
Hawaii Gas has always focused on bringing Hawaii cleaner, lower-cost energy. As early as 1909, the Pacific Coast Gas Association recognized Hawaii Gas for being “years ahead of its time.”
One of Hawaii’s Cleanest-Burning Alternative Fuels
Synthetic natural gas (SNG) and propane lead the way in Hawaii today as one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels. LNG, which is natural gas in its liquid form, is also a clean and environmentally friendly source of energy that Hawaii Gas is bringing to Hawaii to lower costs for customers. Natural gas is now used to supplement SNG, but once delivered to Hawaii in sufficient quantities it can replace SNG altogether. Besides the direct use of natural gas in our utility pipeline distribution systems, natural gas can also be used for a number of other applications including electricity production, ground and marine transportation and various industrial applications.
Developing Renewable Natural Gas Resources
Existing wastewater treatment plants and landfills produce biogas. Some of this biogas is used onsite to provide energy for process heating, but most is flared to atmosphere. Hawaii Gas can capture this biogas, clean it up to a predominantly methane stream and inject it into its existing distribution infrastructure to serve the general public. Hawaii Gas is also exploring the use of large scale biomass production to produce additional biogas, and working with government and industry to develop new pathways for clean, reliable and cost-effective hydrogen fuel supplies.
Liquefied Natural Gas
We're bringing LNG to Hawaii to replace naphtha, a byproduct of petroleum refining, which is the sole source of feedstock used to produce SNG on Oahu.Learn more »
Synthetic Natural gas
Our SNG is similar in properties to that of natural gas found in the earth all over the world.Learn more »
Renewable Natural Gas
Renewable Natural Gas is an ultra-clean, low-carbon natural gas alternative produced by capturing methane from renewable resources.Learn more »
Hawaii Gas' propane, also called liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), comes from local refineries and is also brought to Hawaii by tanker.Learn more »
Solar power is a clean, abundant and versatile renewable energy source. Sunlight or thermal energy from the sun can be used to produce electricity or heat water.Learn more »
Frequently asked questions
- What is SNG?
- How is SNG made?
- What is LNG?
- Is LNG toxic? Does it have an odor? Is it corrosive?
- Is propane safe to use in my home?