Natural Gas FAQs

February 9th, 2016

If you are a homeowner or business owner, you have probably heard of natural gas—but, like most people, you probably have many questions about it. Below are our most frequently asked questions about natural gas and its uses. If you have additional questions, feel free to call UGI EnergyLink.

Is Natural Gas Safe?

Yes. Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel available on today’s market. It releases 45 percent less carbon dioxide than any other widely available fuel source—meaning a better environment for everyone.

Is Natural Gas Expensive?

No. Natural gas is affordable. Once your home or office is equipped to receive natural gas, you will no longer have to pay for annual deliveries and will never have to worry about running out of supply.

What Are the Advantages of Natural Gas?

Here are our top five reasons to choose natural gas for your commercial company or home:

  • Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel.
  • Most natural gas appliances are more efficient than other fuel counterparts.
  • There is a domestic abundance of natural gas.
  • It’s a reliable heating source and can be used anywhere.
  • Natural gas has become an affordable, comfortable heating choice for businesses and homes.

Where Does Natural Gas Come From?

Natural gas formed when thousands of buried plants and animals are compacted and exposed to intense heat. It is found deep beneath the earth’s surface—usually under reservoirs—and is found predominately in the Northeastern United States.

What Can Natural Gas Be Used For?

Not only is natural gas used for residential use, it is also used for commercial use. Whether you are a chef in New York City and are looking to cook on a natural gas stove or manage a golf course in North Carolina and are looking for a way to power your sprinkler system, natural gas can do it all!

Is There A Natural Gas Pipeline In My Neighborhood?

Natural gas pipes are being built rapidly throughout the United States—meaning there is no large scale map outlining where every single pipe is. However, if you call UGI EnergyLink, we can connect you to someone who would know if there is a pipe already installed in your neighborhood.

How Is Natural Gas Stored?

Natural gas is stored underground in large storage reservoirs. Because natural gas is constantly flushed into homes and commercial buildings, it is often flowing through pipes and not often “stored.”

How Much Natural Gas Does the U.S. Have?

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, as of January 1, 2013 the U.S. had about 2,276 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. This enough alone is enough to last about 84 years.

How Do I Sign Up For Natural Gas?

Signing up for natural gas is easy with UGI EnergyLink. Simply fill out the enrollment form and we’ll be in contact! If you need pipes installed to your home or commercial office, we will guide you through the installation process to make it as easy as possible for you.