7 Reasons Why Natural Gas Is One of Our Most Important Resources

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The United States is producing record amounts of natural gas, and we’re quickly becoming one of the world’s largest exporters. But what makes it so important? Here are 7 reasons why natural gas is an essential part of our daily lives.

1. Electricity

Across the country hotels are able to “leave a light on for you,” thanks to natural gas. After all, it is the #1 fuel for electricity generation in the United States.

 

2. Manufacturing

Natural gas can be used as a power source or a key ingredient in many products manufactured in the United States like crayons, cement, glass, bricks, steel, and paper. Check out our manufacturing study for more info: https://www.texansfornaturalgas.com/manufacturing_texas.

3. Cooking

Ovens, stoves, fireplaces, fire pits, and grills can all be powered by natural gas.


4. Medical Equipment

Without natural gas, we wouldn’t be able to make the plastic used to create everything from bottled water to life-saving medical equipment.


5. Keeping Us Warm

Natural gas helps us get through those cold winter months by providing a reliable source of heat for our homes.

6. Pharmaceuticals

Natural gas is an important ingredient for pharmaceuticals, allowing us to create the capsules for our medicines and tamper-proof bottles.

 

7. Cleaner Air

Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel, and its increased use in electricity generation is enabling the United States to be a leader in carbon emissions reductions.