With limited short-term alternatives to natural gas as heating and electricity generation fuel, changes in supply or demand often lead to price swings. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, supply-side factors impacting prices include production, imports and storage inventory levels. Demand-side factors include weather, economic conditions and petroleum prices, as petroleum may be used as a substitute for power generation.
Questions about Natural Gas
- What is natural gas and how is it used?
- How is natural gas priced?
- Why is natural gas priced differently from other fossil fuels?
- Why is the price of natural gas higher or lower in different parts of the country?
- Is natural gas renewable?
- Where do operators drill for natural gas?
- Are we running out of natural gas?
- Why are natural gas prices rising?
- What affects the price of natural gas?
- Where does natural gas come from?
- How do you find natural gas?
- What are the advantages of using natural gas?
- What are the disadvantages of using natural gas?
- Is natural gas going to be phased out?
- How do you store natural gas?