It supplies nearly one-fourth of all energy used in the United States. And, by 2020, consumption will grow another 20 percent. Take a look at why natural gas is so popular—and how you benefit from using it:
- It’s efficient. Out of all fossil fuels, natural gas is No. 1 in efficiency. That means less waste and lower utility bills for you. (Reduce your bills even more by conserving energy.)
- It’s clean. If natural gas had a “carbon footprint,” it would be pretty small. In fact, natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel, making it the friendliest to our environment.
- It’s safe. Today’s modern pipelines are so secure that even the Pentagon, the White House and the Capitol building depend on natural gas for heat. Together, utility and pipeline companies invest nearly $7 billion per year ensuring that we deliver your gas safely.
- It’s reliable. Regardless of the weather, you can count on natural gas to heat your home, warm your water, run your clothes dryer or fire up your grill.
Source: American Gas Association