Natural Gas

What is natural gas?

Natural gas is a colorless and odorless gas in its pure form, composed of mainly methane. It is used to heat homes and buildings, cook food, dry clothes, warm water and produce electricity.

How is natural gas created?

Natural gas is a fossil fuel that is made up of the remnants of decayed animal and plant matter that has been subjected to immense pressure and heat under the earth's crust for millions of years. The gas itself goes through a filtration process including the removal and rejection of water, acid, mercury and nitrogen before it can be used as a fuel for processes and home use.


How does the burning of natural gas impact the environment?

The burning of natural gas releases carbon emissions into the atmosphere. These emissions have been linked to many environmental complications including global warming, climate change, air pollution, natural disasters, habitat destruction and chronic health problems.

How can Just Energy help offset these emissions?

With our JustGreen Gas and JustClean products, we buy carbon offsets on your behalf. These offsets support emission reduction projects which reduce the carbon emissions released into the atmosphere. Through your JustGreen Gas membership, up to 100% of the carbon emissions caused by your household's natural gas consumption will be offset. Click here to learn more. 

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