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How do we get energy from natural gas?


Do you know how we get energy from natural gas?
Do you know how we get energy from natural gas?
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You've heard the clean-fuel hype. So what's your role? Homeowners and residents account for 21 percent of all natural gas consumption in the U.S. And, if you bought a new home in 2010, there's a 54 percent chance your place runs mostly on natural gas, instead of oil or electricity. Gas is trendy now because it's greener than coal and petroleum.

Each year, technology makes gas more profitable, and green laws encourage it over coal and oil. So how do we get it?