On the Move

    In many ways, the 20th century was defined by gasoline and the automobile. The entire landscape of the planet changed to accommodate cars. For example, according to the American Road and Transportation Association, roads now cover 17,947 square miles of American land with an estimated 253 million passenger vehicles (reported by HIS Markit) registered in the U.S. But the 21st century is ushering in the decline of gasoline-powered transportation. The number of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) is rising sharply. As of the end of 2017, NGV America estimates that there are about 175,000 NGVs in operation in the U.S. based on a review of the latest figures available from the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA). Worldwide, there are about 15.2 million NGVs in operation. The advantages of natural gas as a transportation fuel include its domestic availability, widespread distribution infrastructure, and greatly reduced greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional gasoline…
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  • Smart Landscaping

    Designing an outdoor space and house with natural gas appliances are just the beginning of creating an energy-efficient home. Landscaping can also reduce energy costs. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a well-designed landscape can save enough energy to pay for itself in less than eight years.
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  • Outdoor Oasis

    Are you a Backyard Beginner, content to stick to the basics of grilling? Or have you progressed to Outdoor Enthusiast, ready to expand your outdoor living space? Perhaps you’re a Patio Pro known for your entertaining prowess. Or maybe you’re the Backyard Beast with the ultimate backyard setup. The Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA) identifies the above four backyard personalities based on a seven-question quiz that also provides tips on the next steps for getting the most out of your outdoor living space. Regardless of which backyard personality type fits you best, natural gas is the ideal fuel for outdoor living spaces, providing the comfort and convenience of a reliable, clean fuel source. Natural gas is both affordable and environmentally friendly.
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  • Energy Efficiency: The Big Picture

    The superiority of natural gas translates directly into customer savings. Numbers can be deceptive. Energy efficiency ratings for home appliances, for instance, make it seem like electric appliances are more efficient than natural gas.
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