America’s abundance of natural gas and our extensive infrastructure keeps natural gas prices more affordable than other home energy sources.
Affordable Natural Gas Helps Families and Businesses
Whether you are heating your home, cooking a meal or drying your clothes, using natural gas helps save you money.
America has an abundance of natural gas resources. Together with the nation’s extensive infrastructure, natural gas can satisfy current and future domestic energy demand while keeping prices affordable and stable for decades into the future.
By the Numbers
Low domestic natural gas prices have saved American families a total of $147 billion over the past decade.
Households that use natural gas for heating, cooking and clothes drying save an average of $1,068 per year compared with homes using electricity for those appliances.
Commercial and industrial customers using natural gas saved more than half a trillion dollars over the past decade.
Understanding Your Bill
What Goes Into My Natural Gas Bill?
Your natural gas bill includes more than just the cost of the natural gas itself, although the amount of natural gas you use, your purchased gas – represents about 41% of totaled billed costs. The cost to deliver the natural gas to your home accounts for about 51% of your bill and includes maintenance, safety, operations, depreciation and other expenses related to the pipeline distribution network. Federal, state and local taxes account for about 8% of your bill.
Get Help With Your Natural Gas Bill
The federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families who need assistance with their energy bills through state grants. Learn more about the program and AGA’s efforts to keep it funded.
Natural Gas Prices Explained
The price of natural gas is determined by numerous market factors such as supply and demand, weather, imports and exports, underground storage levels, and natural gas production.
Affordable Natural Gas Energizes the Commerical Market
Small businesses and the jobs and families they support are America’s economic engine and they depend on the affordable natural gas delivered by natural gas utilities.
Cook With Gas and Save More
Households that use natural gas for heating, cooking and clothes drying save an average of $874 per year compared to homes using electricity for those applications. Low domestic natural gas prices have led to savings of almost $50 billion for customers who have used natural gas over the past four years.
Natural gas is essential for improving our environment
Climate change is a defining challenge across the globe, and natural gas, natural gas utilities, and the delivery infrastructure are essential to meeting our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.