Natural gas is reliable.
We’ve all been there – during a thunderstorm or more dangerous weather events, the power goes out, sometimes for hours or even days or weeks. This is not the case with natural gas. Natural gas is an extremely reliable power source that keeps appliances such as your gas stove and fireplace working, no matter what’s going on outside.
Natural gas is abundant.
It’s estimated that the Earth’s reserves include nearly 7 quadrillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves.(5) The International Energy Agency (IEA) projects that, at the current consumption rates, the recoverable amounts of natural gas could last for at least two centuries – and that’s without the anticipated advances in renewable sources.(1)
Natural gas is easy to transport.
Any fuel has to move from its source to the home, business, or other location where it’s needed for energy – and the safest, easiest movement comes with natural gas. It’s lighter than oil and coal. It’s easy to transport in pipelines or, when liquefied, by ships and tankers. When it arrives, it’s simple to store. For on-the-go energy, natural gas is the clear winner.