For hot water, heating, appliances and cooking, there's no other conventional energy source as affordable as natural gas. On average, electricity costs three times more to use in your home than natural gas.
According to the study, "Fueling the Future with Natural Gas: Brining it Home," published by IHS CERA with support for the American Gas Foundation:
- Natural gas prices are expected to remain in the $4-5 per mmBtu range on average through 2035.
- Switching to a natural gas-heated home saves U.S. consumers more than $5,700 on average over 15 years.
- Lower natural gas prices provided an increase in real disposable income per household of approximately $1,200 in 2012. This will steadily increase to $2,000 in 2015 and more than $3,500 by 2025.
- Households with natural gas heating, cooking and clothes drying spend an average of $654 less annually than households using electricity for the same appliances.
Reliable. Efficient, Clean and Affordable – that's Natural Gas
For more information, contact the City of Rockport's Natural Gas Department at 729-2213, extension 233 or read about setting up Natural Gas.