Natural Gas Benefits

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    Natural gas is a clean, domestic, abundant and efficient source of energy – making it the perfect foundation fuel to help strengthen America’s economic recovery, meet our environmental challenges and improve our overall national security by reducing our dependence on foreign energy sources.

    Natural gas is clean.

    By far the cleanest burning of fossil fuels, natural gas helps to curtail global warming by emitting about 45% less CO2 than coal and 27% less CO2 than oil.

    Natural gas is efficient.

    92% of the natural gas delivered to customers is usable energy, compared to only 32% for coal burned to make electricity.

    Natural gas is abundant.

    Our current domestic natural gas base is large enough to meet current U.S. production demand for another 100 years.

    Natural gas is domestic.

    About 98% of the natural gas used in North America comes from North America, helping to make us more energy independent and less vulnerable to volatile oil pricing.

    Natural gas is safe.

    According to the National Transportation Safety Board, natural gas pipelines are the safest form of energy transportation – safer than by truck or rail. And natural gas companies spend approximately $7 billion a year on safety programs.

    Natural gas is preferred.

    Across the U.S., natural gas is used in roughly 65 million homes, 5 million commercial and public buildings including schools and hospitals, and 195,000 factories.

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More than 100 Years of Natural Gas


Our current domestic natural gas base is large enough to meet current U.S. production demand for another 100 years.

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Oil vs Natural Gas – Make the Switch


Natural gas can cost less and save you money compared to other energy sources including fuel oil. Make the switch!

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Natural Gas – Water Heaters


A natural gas water heater can heat twice as much water per hour as an electric model and they easily handle extremely high loads. What does that mean for your business? More hot water in less time using less energy.

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Natural Gas – Furnace


New natural gas furnaces have a high efficiency rate and are 98% efficient compared to other units. Let us save you money and provide efficient energy solutions.

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Natural Gas – Fireplace


Using natural gas for your fireplace can provide an aesthetic and ambience for your home that is efficient, clean and desirable. There are many flexible installation options and uses for natural gas in your home and fireplace.

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Natural Gas – Boiler Systems


New technologies and delivery systems are now available through the North America New Green and Energy Efficient Natural Gas home.

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Natural Gas – Cooking Systems


Natural gas offers value, convenience and efficiency when using for your cooking needs.

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Gas Fireplace Safety Tips


Safely enjoy your gas fireplace by following these tips brought to you by Chesapeake Utilities.

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