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Reliable and affordable, it’s become the leading fuel for U.S. electricity generation

One reason to celebrate Earth Day: It provides us with super clean natural gas!

 By BFP Staff  Friday, April 20, 2018

By Todd A. Snitchler
WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s official.  U.S. natural gas production has reached record highs.  The federal Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports natural gas production for 2017 reached “the highest volume on record.”  The U.S. has led the world in natural gas production since 2009, thanks to technological breakthroughs that unlocked previously inaccessible energy reserves.
Almost a decade later, we’re still going strong—beating our own records and producing enough natural gas in 2017 alone to heat every home in America for three years.
Not that natural gas is only about heating or cooking.  Reliable and affordable, it’s become the leading fuel for U.S. electricity generation.

That development has led to another record that may surprise some people: The United States leads the world in reduction of carbon emissions—which have dropped to nearly 25-year lows thanks largely to increased use of clean natural gas—especially in power generation.

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