Who uses natural gas?
Demand for natural gas in the United States continues to grow. Residential consumers as well as commercial, industrial and electric generation customers know that it’s safe, reliable and efficient. Approximately 23 percent of the energy consumption of the U.S. comes from natural gas. Over one-half of the homes in the U.S. use natural gas as their main heating fuel.

Natural gas is also an essential raw material for many common products, such as: paints, fertilizer, plastics, antifreeze, dyes, photographic film, medicines, and explosives. We also get propane, a fuel we use in many of our backyard barbecue grills, when we process natural gas.

Industry depends on it. Natural gas has thousands of uses. It's used to produce steel, glass, paper, clothing, brick, electricity and much more!

Homes use it too. More than 61.9 million homes use natural gas to fuel stoves, furnaces, water heaters, clothes dryers and other household appliances. It is also used to roast coffee, smoke meats, bake bread and much more.

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1. What is natural gas?
2. How was natural gas created?
3. Is natural gas safe?
4. What is Carbon Monoxide?
5. Who uses natural gas?
6. Why is natural gas considered the clean fuel?
7. Why is natural gas considered cost-efficient and reliable?
8. How does natural gas get to my home or business?
9. How does my gas provider know how much gas I use?