About Natural Gas

Energy choices are all around us, and you’ve made a good choice with Piedmont Natural Gas. Natural gas is kind to the environment, and it’s clean, efficient and abundant. 

Facts about Natural Gas

Natural gas is a solution to multiple problems including smog, acid rain and greenhouse gas emissions     
  • The natural gas pipeline delivery system has an outstanding safety record 
  • Ninety-nine percent of the natural gas we use in the United States comes from North America 
  • Most (88 percent) of the natural gas consumed in the United States is produced in the United States 
  • Natural gas supplies nearly one-fourth (24 percent) of all of the energy used in the United States 
  • Use of natural gas will increase 20 percent by 2030, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
  • Nearly 90 percent of the energy produced through natural gas is delivered to homes and businesses for use with natural gas appliances. (Compare to electricity at 30 percent!) 
  • Less than one-third of the primary energy involved in producing electricity is delivered to homes and businesses for use with electrical appliances

Helpful Links & Resources

Check out these resources to learn more about natural gas and your community:

Natural Gas Resources 

State Commissions 

State Regulatory Staffs