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Natural gas is widely recognized as one of the most versatile energy resources. It extends from our homes to our highways as a clean transportation fuel and into manufacturing. As a raw material, natural gas is used to create a number of valuable products including fertilizer, paints, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, safety products and cosmetics.
Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel and a highly efficient form of energy. Natural gas is twice as clean as coal, has fewer impurities than other fuels, and produces less sulfur dioxide and other pollutants.
According to the Energy Information Administration, natural gas is more affordable as a home fuel choice than heating oil, propane or even electricity. Natural gas is also more affordable as a transportation fuel.
Technological innovations and recent discoveries show natural gas has an estimated 100-year supply of natural gas – a diverse energy source with many uses.
Learn about the basics of natural gas – what it is and how it is formed, found, produced, transported, marketed and used.