Natural Gas 101

Natural gas is considered a fossil fuel and is the result of millions of years of decayed matter from plants and animals.

Over time, this organic matter was covered with sand and silt which changed into rock, trapping the organic matter. Pressure and heat changed this matter into fossil fuel — coal, oil and natural gas.

Where is natural gas found?

Natural gas is found deep in underground reservoirs. The main ingredient in natural gas is methane. It is an odorless, clean burning fuel.

Most of the natural gas consumed in the United States is produced domestically. 

From the well to your home

Natural gas is moved from the well field to the end-use customer by numerous, vast pipeline systems. The gas is delivered to your community’s “gate” through an interstate pipeline system. Once it arrives at your community’s “gate” it travels through your local distribution system until it reaches homes and businesses.