Fact Sheets & Charts

“Finding the Facts on Methane:  A Guide to the Literature” – a one-page summary of a comprehensive report by ICF International for the Natural Gas Council on 75 different studies of natural gas industry’s methane emissions and an overview of the data and role of methane emissions in U.S. greenhouse gases  (April 2016)

Section 5 Reform Needed to Rein in Cases of Excessive Pipeline Overearning – Calls for legislation to reform Section 5 of the Natural Gas Act, enabling FERC to require interstate pipelines to pay refunds from the date that a complaint is filed if the pipeline is found to have been charging rates that are too high. (2016)

Natural Gas Lifecycle Analysis:  the Cleanest Fossil Fuel; Industry achieving significant reductions in methane emissions – Fact sheet summarizes recent analyses of natural gas emissions over entire lifecycle, quantifies methane emissions and 25 percent reduction industry has achieved at wellhead through voluntary measures even as production increased 35 percent. (2015)

Natural Gas Commodity Market Ebb & Flow – Review of natural gas commodity market’s changes since 2007.  A comparison to other major commodities traded at CME since 2007 shows the stabilizing effect of shale gas on the price of natural gas.  As supply has grown, natural gas prices in both the physical and financial markets have steadied and dropped. (2014)

20 Questions About Natural Gas Market Conditions Winter 2013-2014 – Fact sheet succinctly addresses 20 top questions about natural gas market conditions during the 2013-2014 winter of extreme, widespread and sustained cold when demand for natural gas set numerous new records.

U.S. Natural Gas Resources More than Doubled in the Last Year – The estimated size of U.S. natural gas resources more than doubled since 2002, mostly because of abundant natural gas in shale.

Natural Gas: Smallest Footprint of All Energy Sources – Differing forms of power generation require varying amounts of land to make the same amount of electricity; see where natural gas stacks up compared to other energy sources.

Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) With Natural Gas Delivers High Value – Natural gas companies are leaders in the use of carbon capture and storage, and natural gas uses less fuel and water than any other fossil fuel using CCS technology.

Hydraulic Fracturing: Clean Safe Method to Produce Natural Gas – Hydraulic fracturing is a time-tested practice that safely and significantly increases the supply of natural gas available in the U.S.

Doing the Math on Natural Gas Power Generation – Take increases in available supply, expanded pipeline delivery resources and improved efficiency, and add them to lower construction and pollution-related costs, and you’ll see why natural gas is the right answer for America’s energy needs.

Natural Gas: Cleanest-burning Fossil Fuel – look at the broad spectrum of emissions from all fossil fuel sources and it’s clear why natural gas has been credited by the EPA with helping to meet the nation’s first goal for air quality improvement standards.

Natural Gas Is the Stuff of Everyday Life – In addition to its use as heating, cooking and electrical generation fuel, natural gas is a chemical building block in manufacturing a wide spectrum of consumer products.

Natural Gas Supply Map 2010 – Domestic natural gas supplies are found in almost every region of the country.

New High-deliverability Storage Capabilities – New storage facilities with high turnover capability make natural gas more readily available to meet increases in demand.

 

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