Natural Gas IS Naturally Better!
Natural Gas is Clean
Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel; 45% less carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) than electricity generated from coal and 30% less than fuel oil. The direct use of natural gas in furnaces, hot water heaters, clothes dryers and kitchen stoves can reduce the nation's carbon footprint... not twenty years from now but today! When you use high-efficiency natural gas appliances, you reduce your carbon footprint by 65%. For example an electric water heater emits 2.5 times the amount of green house gas emissions than a natural gas water heater.
Natural Gas is Efficient
Natural gas has a high energy density. Meaning 90% of the natural gas delivered to your home or business is useful energy. However, electricity loses 2/3 of its energy during generation and transmission to your home or business.
Natural Gas is Domestic
Domestically produced, 98% of the natural gas used in America comes from the U.S.A and Canada. The natural gas industry directly or indirectly supports roughly 4 million jobs in the United States and in 2008 contributed $400 billion to the U.S. economy.
Natural Gas is Abundant
America has more than a 100-year supply of natural gas.
Natural Gas is Reliable
Natural gas is delivered to customers through a safe underground pipeline system. Regardless of the weather, you can depend on Lexington Utilities to bring you America's best energy value.