Petroleum, whether natural gas or oil, plays an important role in our daily lives. Find out more about when and where it is used.
What are Oil and Gas Used For?
The commercial applications of natural gas are similar to the residential uses. As natural gas is extremely efficient and economical, it is widely used in this sector for heating and cooling and, because it is piped in, it does not need to be stored, simplifying energy logistics. It also produces far less emissions than all other forms of fossil fuel energy.
Natural gas can be used to generate electricity in a number of ways. Often it can be used in the same way as other fossil fuels as a cleaner alternative.
Natural gas is a viable alternative fuel particularly useful in the transportation sector.