Natural Gas Prices
Natural Gas Prices
Discover the advantages of natural gas
PRICING OVERVIEW

Natural gas is a publicly traded commodity and like other fuels, its price is influenced by the market forces of supply and demand.  At CenterPoint Energy, we work hard to secure ample supplies of natural gas.  With long-term availability of U.S. natural gas supplies, choosing natural gas is the best choice because it’s affordable, abundant, domestic and environmentally-friendly. 

AFFORDABLE

Save energy and money when you build.

Clean-burning natural gas costs less to use than any other energy source. In fact, natural gas is about half the cost of other fuels.

Natural gas prices continue to remain low, making natural gas your best energy value. 

Learn more about current and historical natural gas pricing. 

ABUNDANT

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According to America's Natural Gas Alliance, there is more than a 100-year supply of natural gas in the United States, much of which can be attributed to supply from shale gas fields. 

Learn more about the availability of natural gas

SUPPLY

Storage levels (the amount of natural gas kept underground or in above-ground storage containers) are above the five-year average and continuing to grow.

Learn more about the supply of natural gas.

DEMAND

Total annual natural gas consumption is expected to remain relatively flat for the short-term future. Longer-term, the demand for natural gas is expected to continue to increase due to increased demand for low-carbon fuels.

DOMESTIC
Save energy and money when you remodel.

Currently, 98 percent of the natural gas that is used in the U.S. is produced in North America.

Learn more about where natural gas comes from.

BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Save energy and money when you remodel. As a primary fuel that can be used in its natural state rather than undergoing a pollution-producing, energy-wasting conversion process, natural gas leaves about half the carbon footprint of electricity. See a side by side comparison.

Natural gas is cleaner than electricity, releasing:

  • Less than half the amount of carbon dioxide (a major greenhouse gas)
  • Almost no sulfur dioxide (a major cause of acid rain and haze)
  • Less than one-third the amount of nitrogen oxides (the primary cause 
    of smog)
  • Zero mercury emissions (makes some fish unsafe to eat)

CenterPoint Energy services

To help you plan and make the best use of your energy budget, CenterPoint Energy offers:

To learn more about these free services, send us an email or contact your account manager.

 

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Fueling the Future with Natural Gas