Natural gas is a mixture of hydrocarbons, predominantly methane (CH4). Trace amounts of other hydrocarbons - propane and ethane, as well as other gases may also be present in natural gas. Most natural gas is extracted from gas and oil wells, while smaller amounts can be produced from sources like landfills and other biogas resources. Natural gas is the most efficient and cost-effective option available to Hamilton utility customers when it comes to space and water heating, cooking, and clothes drying.
Approximately one-quarter of the energy used in the U.S. is from natural gas. It is an economical, reliable, plentiful, and safe source of energy for you and the environment. Natural gas is non-toxic, non-corrosive, and non-carcinogenic, and therefore presents no threat to soil, surface water, or groundwater. For more information on natural gas safety, click here.