As in most free markets, natural gas price is chiefly influenced by supply and demand.
Natural gas is a domestic resource that is found in abundance in the United States. It is a home-grown North American fuel which is highly efficient and whose use by power plants contributes to cleaner air. Homeowners love it for its comfort and warmth and policymakers recognize it for its environmental attributes as well as its contribution to American energy independence. Use of natural gas is beneficial to energy security, keeps jobs in the U.S. and contributes to a cleaner environment.