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Why Natural Gas?

Natural Gas is clean, efficient, abundant, domestic, reliable and easy. 



Natural Gas Is Clean:
  • Natural gas is the cleanest and most environmentally friendly fossil fuel, producing 43% less carbon dioxide (CO2) than electricity derived from coal.  Eighty-five percent of Missouri's electricity is derived from coal. 

  • The direct use of natural gas - in furnaces, hot water heaters, clothes dryers and kitchen stoves - can reduce the nation's carbon footprint... not twenty years from now but today!  When you use high-efficiency natural gas appliances, you reduce your carbon footprint by 65%. 

Natural Gas Is Efficient:
  • Approximately 90% of the energy of natural gas is delivered to customers.  In contrast, less than 30% of the primary energy of electricity is delivered to the consumer.

Natural Gas Is Abundant:
  • America has more than a 100-year supply of natural gas.  Plus, changes in economics and technology will continue to increase the resource base in the future.

Natural Gas Is Domestic
  • 98% of the natural gas used in America comes from the U.S.A and Canada. The natural gas industry directly or indirectly supports roughly 4 million jobs in the United States and in 2008 contributed $400 billion to the U.S. economy. 

Natural Gas Is Reliable:

  • Natural gas is delivered to customers through a safe underground pipeline system.  Regardless of the weather, you can depend on Laclede Gas to bring you America's best energy value.

Natural Gas Is Easy:

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