Preliminary Findings Concerning 2011 Natural Gas Reserves (April 2012)
Understanding the size and diversity of U.S. natural gas reserves is a fundamental underpinning for evaluating U.S. production capability and thus the natural gas industry's ability to serve customers of all types.
The direct use of natural gas continues to be the most affordable energy option for home heating and offers lower greenhouse gas emissions than other home energy sources. Abundant supplies, reasonable temperatures and a moderate increase in total U.S. demand may result in residential natural gas bills lower compared to the winter of 2014-15. Many Americans on average may see the second-lowest bills they’ve seen in the past decade.