There is an abundance of natural gas. In the United States, for example, the Energy Information Administration estimates that as of January 1, 2019, there were about 2,867 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of technically recoverable resources of dry natural gas in the United States. There is also an abundance of infrastructure in place to move that gas to market, including pipelines and underground storage. Natural gas also is a cleaner fossil fuel than coal or oil. It releases 45% less carbon dioxide than coal and 30% less than oil and has therefore an overall smaller impact on the environment.
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?