Benefits of Natural Gas
An Achievable Clean Energy FutureHomes & businesses depend on natural gas to reduce expenses, improve quality of life and help local economies thrive. From powering gas stoves in local restaurants to supplying power for local manufacturers, natural gas is relied on every day by industries across the country. Thanks to its reliability and affordability, natural gas is critical to an achievable energy future.
Natural Gas Saves You More Money
In most areas of the country, natural gas is more cost efficient than electricity; reducing the expense of your utility bill and other associated services and products, such as appliances.
America is home to the world’s most extensive and dependable natural gas delivery infrastructure and supply is abundant in the U.S.
The abundant supply of natural gas in the United States limits the chances of fluctuating costs over time.
Natural Gas is Environmentally Friendly
Did you know that natural gas has led to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States? In fact, continued improvements in gas efficiency have reduced residential emissions per customer by 50% since 1970.
Natural gas in combination with renewable energy has contributed to the decline of U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions to the lowest levels in nearly 25 years.
Natural Gas Excels at Efficiency
Over the last 20 years, advancements in emissions reductions have allowed for the addition of more than 12 million new residential customers without increasing consumption.
Oklahoma Natural Gas is committed to thoughtful innovation, end-use efficiency and a proactive approach that will move us toward a clean energy future.
Through energy efficiency programs from 2015 to 2019, ONE Gas reduced annual emissions by 139,785 metric tons of CO2e, which is the equivalent to removing 30,200 passenger vehicles from the road.
Natural Gas Supports the Electric Grid
Natural gas lightens the load on the electric grid while also operating in partnership with renewable energy sources like wind and solar to deliver a dependable supply of power to homes and businesses. Natural gas has demonstrated its reliability even in the most challenging weather conditions.
Serving as a critical back-up, natural gas can help fill any gaps left by renewable sources, as their peak production does not always coincide with energy demands.
Why is this important? Natural gas helps you have a steady supply of power 24 hours a day.
Natural Gas is Reliable
At Oklahoma Natural Gas, our system’s ability to quickly adapt to changes ensures that broad outages do not occur often. We continually leverage advanced technology to maintain reliability in our growing infrastructure.
This includes the use of software modeling for system capacity planning to help us support growth and dependability in expanding areas.
We also conduct routine surveys of our systems to ensure safety and sound functionality. Disruptions in natural gas service are extremely rare, but when unforeseen events do occur, they are quickly resolved.
If a disruption is triggered somewhere in the system, it is localized and does not result in an interruption of natural gas supply to Oklahoma Natural Gas customers