Natural gas is clean, domestic, efficient and economical. For example, PECO customers are paying, on average, about 50% less for natural gas than they did in 2008. It is the lowest cost fuel option for heating when compared to heating oil and propane. For instance, you would have to pay $1.45 per gallon for heating oil and $.96 per gallon for propane to equal the price of natural gas.
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According to the Energy Information Association’s 2015 Energy Outlook, natural gas prices will remain relatively stable for the next 10 years. That means you could see years of continued savings.
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About 80% of the natural gas PECO provides is produced in Pennsylvania. And because natural gas is piped directly to your home, it eliminates the need for deliveries and it frees up space that oil tanks would require.
Not only does natural gas fuel your heater, it fuels many other appliances inside and outside your home. Enhance your indoor living with a natural gas range, fireplace, clothes dryer, and water heater. Extend your indoor living outside with natural gas lighting, grills, patio and pool heaters.
What is natural gas?
Natural gas is a combustible mixture of hydrocarbon gases. When it's burned, it produces a powerful burst of energy and few emissions.
What it's made of?
The natural gas that is delivered to your home is almost all methane. Methane is a molecule known as CH4 that is made up of one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms. The distinctive smell associated with natural gas is actually an odor added to the gas to help end-users detect leaks.
Where it’s found?
Natural gas is found in reservoirs underneath the earth. Using sophisticated technology, production companies search for these reservoirs and drill wells where they are found. After it is extracted from the earth, natural gas is refined to remove impurities such as water and other gases and compounds.
How is it delivered?
Some hydrocarbons that are removed from natural gas, such as propane and butane, are sold as separate products. After refining, the clean natural gas is transmitted through a network of pipelines that deliver it to a variety of users. It's a complicated process but, at your home or business, turning on the gas is as simple as the flick of a switch.