Here are the facts you need about American natural gas:
What is natural gas?
Natural gas is a naturally occurring, combustible mixture of hydrocarbon gases made up of methane, ethane, propane, butane, and other gases.
How is it used and why should you care about it?
Natural gas is an important part of the U.S. energy supply. It is used every day by manufacturers and consumers to heat homes and businesses, to cook meals, and to power factories. Recently, natural gas has been propelled to the forefront of the energy conversation as discoveries of vast gas fields and technological advances in unconventional drilling have resulted it an abundance of affordable natural gas.
At its current stable price, domestic natural gas is five times cheaper than global oil on a thermal basis. This has resulted in savings for consumers at home, increased national energy security, and lower costs of production for manufacturers nationwide.
What can you do to preserve our natural gas advantage?
This abundance of natural gas has resulted in a measurable U.S. energy advantage and puts us on the right track to achieving energy independence. However, future uncertainty looms. Currently, there is no national energy policy in place to secure this advantage.
Help support the efforts of America’s Energy Advantage by urging our country’s policy makers and regulators to endorse a comprehensive energy policy that considers the implications to manufacturing.