The United States has vast reserves of natural gas. That abundance, combined with its low-emissions and reliability, make natural gas a building block of the clean energy future and an affordable and low-carbon energy choice for consumers at home and across the globe. Natural gas is used:
- By homes for heating and cooking
- By industry for manufacturing essential products as varied as steel, medical equipment and fertilizer
- By grocery stores, hotels and restaurants for heat, power and dehumidification;
- By trucks, buses and cars for clean fuel; and
- By utilities and power producers to generate reliable electricity with low emissions.
In addition to the numerous uses for natural gas, LNG in its liquid form can be use in the marine and mining sectors as fuel. Learn more about LNG as a fuel here.
Natural Gas Uses
Once LNG is regasified, it simply reverts to natural gas as we know it. The beauty of LNG is that it enables natural gas to be safely and economically transported to other countries, bringing them the environmental benefits, enhanced quality of life and affordability we enjoy in the United States. Some of the ways that LNG can be used are listed below. (Click on the icons for more information about the most popular uses for natural gas in the United States. Clicking on the icons will take you to the Natural Gas Supply Association’s website.)