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What is natural gas and why is it important?
Natural gas is natural because it started from organic matter (plants and animals) buried over time below the earth’s surface millions of years ago. Today natural gas is one of the most prominent energy sources used to generate electricity, warm homes and cook meals.
From wellhead to burner tip, how natural gas gets to you
Turning on a gas stove or furnace can be pretty simple. One switch and blue flames start dancing, providing reliable, affordable energy to cook your food or heat your home.
But how did the natural gas get to you?
Natural gas powers America
Electricity providers are shifting dramatically to natural gas over other sources.
The companies that provide the electricity to light, heat and cool your home are turning to natural gas because it’s America’s largest source of energy, offering a clean, reliable and affordable way to create power.
Planning to dig? Here’s how calling 811 works
Remember always call 811 several days before starting any digging project. It’s critical to know what’s below because you could disrupt services to an entire neighborhood, cause harm to you and your family, and possibly incur fines and repair costs.
Harnessing the power of hydrogen for clean energy
You may remember from science class that hydrogen is the simplest and most abundant element in the universe. Think of the upper left-hand corner of the periodic table to that first box with the capital H. The sun is made up of mostly hydrogen and so are the stars. The giant engines that powered NASA’s […]
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NGL, LNG, CNG and RNG. What do these mean?
The common letter is G — for gas. Here’s the gist of each one. NGLs are natural gas liquids. They are components of the natural gas stream and, when cooled, separate into a liquid mixture. With pressure and heat, this mixture splits into fuels you might have heard of like propane, ethane and butane. NGLs […]
Learn how things work with Midstream 101. Midstream 101 is an educational look at Williams operations. You’ll learn how gas is gathered, to how it’s processed and compressed, along with how […]
The secret to time travel in the popular 1980s movie Back to the Future was 1.21 gigawatts of electricity. When the eccentric scientist Dr. Emmet Brown could not obtain plutonium in the film’s […]