Natural gas consumption in the United States is growing. In fact, there are many ways to define and recognize local gas utility core market growth as part of this national phenomenon. Clear and well defined data show that natural gas customer counts and other measures have grown significantly over recent decades.
A singular focus on demand volumes misses the less obvious metrics of growth in the local gas utility core market. This paper details eight dynamic growth elements demonstrated by local gas utilities during the past several decades by presenting a cadre of Growth Facts. And that, in fact, the residential and small commercial sectors provide opportunities to deliver reliable, affordable energy to customers nationwide while realizing significant growth potential.