CEA’s Tim Page talks about how important natural gas production has been to expanding Virginia’s economy and reducing emissions across the country.
Natural gas is also a very versatile fuel. It’s both a transportation fuel and a source used to heat homes and power homes, buildings and plants. It’s also the cleanest-burning fuel we have. In fact, industry-related emissions have declined nearly 14 percent nationwide since 2005, thanks largely to record upticks in natural gas usage, which has simultaneously grown the economy and in 2016, accounted for a 33 percent reduction in total emissions.