Natural Gas is the Solution

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  • A natural gas home, on average, sold for 6% more than an electric home, according to a natural survey by the National Association of Home Builders.
    Source: National Association Home Builders

 

  • Shale gas activity is expected to generate at least $37 billion in government revenues by 2020 and $57 billion by 2035? These types of revenues can help fund many items, such as road construction and provide other services.
    Source: IHS Global Insight

 

  • Special “digester” machines turn organic materials such as plants and animal waste into natural gas. This type of recycling turns trash into energy and replaces the need to wait millions of years for natural gas to form deep in the earth.
    Source: UGI Energy Link

 

  • There are approximately four million Americans employed either directly or indirectly by the natural gas industry - America's 'Blue Jobs.'  
    Source: American Gas Association

 

  • Natural gas development creates jobs.
    Source: American Gas Association

 

  • 600,000 Americans are directly employed by natural gas development.
    Source: IHS Global Insight, 2010

 

  • Power generators use the most natural gas because it provides electricity to homes and businesses. In fact, it's estimated that more than 80 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) of natural gas will be needed for power generation by the year 2030. To put this into perspective, 80 bcf/d of natural gas could power at least 400 million homes.
    Source: American Gas Association

  • Did you know that a modest increase in natural gas supply from shale deposits would generate more than 400,000 new jobs in the United States, more than $132 billion in U.S. economic output and $4.4 billion in new annual tax revenues?
    Source: BlueJobs.org

  • L’Oréal USA announced its plans to make its nearly 20 U.S. manufacturing and distribution facilities carbon neutral by 2019. In their quest to increase their carbon neutrality portfolio and become sustainability leaders, the company plans on using renewable natural gas (RNG) to make this goal a reality. Although RNG is more expensive than a nonrenewable natural gas, using this model to create sustainability can potentially support new RNG projects in the future. L’Oréal has a 15-year agreement to purchase 40 percent of the landfill gas in Ashland, Kentucky to begin the process to reduce emissions.
    Source: L’Oreal

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