residential natural gas demand

Industry Groups Challenge DOE Rules Blocking Natural Gas Appliances 

Industry Groups Challenge DOE Rules Blocking Natural Gas Appliances 

Natural gas industry advocates are taking aim at a trio of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rules that petitioners argue would raise prices and eliminate consumer choice.  The American Gas Association (AGA), American Public Gas Association (APGA), the National Propane Gas Association, natural gas utility Spire Inc. and furnace manufacturer Thermo Products LLC filed petitions…

April 12, 2024
Natural Gas in Crosshairs as DOE Aiming to Decarbonize Commercial, Residential Buildings

Natural Gas in Crosshairs as DOE Aiming to Decarbonize Commercial, Residential Buildings

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has unveiled a national blueprint to slash greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from buildings by 65% by 2035 and 90% by 2050, with potentially significant implications for natural gas demand. Residential and commercial buildings account for roughly 29% of total U.S. natural gas consumption and 42% of end-use sector gas…

April 9, 2024
Natural Gas ‘A Bright Spot’ for Utility Bills Over Other Home Heating Fuels this Winter, Report Finds

Natural Gas ‘A Bright Spot’ for Utility Bills Over Other Home Heating Fuels this Winter, Report Finds

Heating with natural gas could cost U.S. residential customers less than last year and may be more affordable than other heating fuels, according to the National Energy Assistance Directors Association (NEADA).  NEADA, an organization led by state directors from the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, said in a report that while heating costs…

September 27, 2023
Piedmont Natural Gas Says Customer Interest Fueling RNG Use In Carbon Offset Program

Piedmont Natural Gas Says Customer Interest Fueling RNG Use In Carbon Offset Program

Piedmont Natural Gas has launched the GreenEdge program, which allows customers to purchase a blend of renewable natural gas (RNG) environmental attributes and carbon offsets to reduce emissions. “The main goal of the GreenEdge program is to offer a simple, low-cost and flexible option for customers who want to reduce the carbon footprint associated with…

June 28, 2023
Winter Natural Gas Costs Seen Rising for U.S. Households, and Henry Hub at $7.40 in 4Q, EIA Says

Winter Natural Gas Costs Seen Rising for U.S. Households, and Henry Hub at $7.40 in 4Q, EIA Says

A result of both higher retail prices and higher forecast consumption, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects U.S. households to spend more on energy this winter compared with the 2021-22 heating season, with the largest increase for homes that heat with natural gas. The agency’s latest Winter Fuels Outlook, included in its updated Short-Term Energy…

October 12, 2022
New York’s Hochul Aiming to End Natural Gas Hookups Statewide by 2027

New York’s Hochul Aiming to End Natural Gas Hookups Statewide by 2027

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced plans to end fossil fuel hookups, including for natural gas, in new buildings statewide within five years and accelerate deployment of clean energy. In her first state of the state address as governor, Hochul said she would propose legislation to end on-site greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in…

January 7, 2022