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About 25% of energy used in the United States came from natural gas in 2009. The United States used 22.84 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas in 2009. Natural gas is used to produce steel, glass, paper, clothing, brick, electricity and as an essential raw material for many common products. Some products that use natural gas as a raw material are: paints, fertilizer, plastics, antifreeze, dyes, photographic film, medicines, and explosives. Slightly more than half of the homes in the United States use natural gas as their main heating fuel. Natural gas is also used in homes to fuel stoves, water heaters, clothes dryers, and other household appliances.

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Date Of Record Release 2008-06-25 14:05:50
Description About 25% of energy used in the United States came from natural gas in 2009. The United States used 22.84 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas in 2009. Natural gas is used to produce steel, glass, paper, clothing, brick, electricity and as an essential raw material for many common products. Some products that use natural gas as a raw material are: paints, fertilizer, plastics, antifreeze, dyes, photographic film, medicines, and explosives. Slightly more than half of the homes in the United States use natural gas as their main heating fuel. Natural gas is also used in homes to fuel stoves, water heaters, clothes dryers, and other household appliances.
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Source United States Department of Energy
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Date Of Record Creation 2008-06-25 14:00:12
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Date Last Modified 2011-03-11 16:24:42
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2011-03-11 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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