Buying Natural Gas
Natural Gas is the common name for methane, a relatively clean burning, carbon fuel and in most parts of the United States it provides a fuel source for space heating, domestic hot water and cooking for residential customers and for commercial and industrial customers: heating, cooling, hot water, electricity generation and other industrial processes.
In many states it is possible to find an alternative supplier rather than purchase natural gas supply from the local distribution company. There are many advantages to a third party supplier but many things a consumer must know in order to take full advantage of shopping for natural gas commodity.
If you are new to shopping for natural gas you'll want to review all of the information in this section as well as the Regulatory section to see the prevailing conditions in your state.