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Facts about Natural Gas in the United States

  • Electricity generated by natural gas.

    30%
  • Households that use natural gas.

    50%
  • Natural gas consumed that is domestically produced.

    94%

Natural gas is an important part of the U.S. energy industry. This ENERGY SAFE KIDS site is designed to help educate students, their parents and teachers about the properties and benefits of natural gas while encouraging safe behaviors in homes and around the pipelines that deliver it to communities.

Natural gas safety topics include underground pipeline safety, calling 811 before digging, how to recognize a gas leak and what to do in the event of a leak. Information about carbon monoxide poisoning and how to conduct a household safety inspection are also included.

Kids will enjoy playing Gas Dash – our online safety game. There are other activities, experiments and puzzles to challenge their curiosity. Interested students can also find information about careers in the industry. Teachers will find STEM resources for lesson plans to use in their classrooms.