Providing Affordable and Reliable Energy
Thanks to abundant natural gas production, Texans are able to keep cool in the hottest months of the year while still saving money on their energy bills.
In 2018, natural gas accounted for nearly half of the power generation in Texas, and as a result, Texans paid approximately 20 percent less than the national average for electricity.
Natural gas has played key role in lowering the U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has credited natural gas for enabling the United States to become a global leader in emissions reductions.
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts that natural gas will continue to play a key role in our energy mix. Demand for natural gas is set to grow alongside demand for renewable energy, as the fuel provides reliability as a critical backstop for renewable energy generation, EIA predicts that global natural gas consumption will increases more than 40 percent between 2018 and 2050.