Natural gas is one of the largest sources of energy for homes and businesses in the United States and its popularity continues to grow. During the last decade, the use of natural gas in the United States increased by 35 percent and is expected to continue to grow by another 40 percent by 2015. About 87 percent of the natural gas consumed in the U.S. is produced within our borders.
Natural gas is 90 percent efficient compared with electricity, which is only 27 percent efficient. It also burns cleaner than other fossil fuels so it is safer for the environment.
Benefits of natural gas
Natural gas is ideal for homes and businesses because it is:
- Environmentally friendly
- Domestically produced