How is natural gas used?
Natural gas has many residential, commercial and industrial applications. It is also increasingly used as an alternative transportation fuel. As technology is developed and implemented, additional uses are being found for natural gas.
Key uses include:
- o Residential uses: Stove cooktops, dryers and home heating Commercial uses: Heating and cooling offices, schools and hospitals
- o Industrial uses: Preheating metals, glass melting and food processing
- o Power generation: Operation of gas turbines to create electricity
- o Transportation fuel: Transit buses, trucks, vans and passenger cars