Think U.S. natural gas consumption is declining? Think again.

In some parts of the country, efforts to stem the growth of natural gas have gone askew, a signal that the future of the abundant, low-carbon fuel may not be in jeopardy. The fact is, consumers like natural gas, American Gas Association (AGA) CEO Karen Harbert told NGI.

According to the trade group, U.S. gas consumption reached about 763,000 customers last year.

“That’s more than we have had in any of the last 10 years,” Harbert said at CERAWeek by S&P Global. “So obviously, people want it. It’s affordable and reliable…And it’s something that people care about.”

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