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Natural gas is a highly efficient form of energy due to its simple chemical composition consisting of one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms (CH4). Natural gas' advantages over other fuels include the following: it has fewer impurities, it is less chemically complex, and its combustion generally results in less pollution. Natural gas is affordable, abundant, and domestic.  Households that use natural gas for heating, water heating, cooking and clothes drying spend an average of $874 less per year than homes using electricity for those appliances.

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Relevant Links:

Where does California get its various energy resources?

Energy Information Agency's Natural Gas Page (prices, storage, trends)

California Energy Commission Natural Gas Page

Natural Gas Intelligence, NGI Weekly Gas Price Index, NGI Daily Gas Price Index


California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM)




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