Natural gas consuming sectors
The electric power sector was one of the highest consumer sectors of natural gas in the United States. In this sector, natural gas is used to generate electricity, which is, in turn, largely sold for consumption in other end-use sectors within the United States. The industrial sector is the second largest consumer of natural gas, using the resource as fuel for process heating, in combined heat and power systems, and as feedstock to produce other materials.
Natural gas delivery
To deliver natural gas, processing, transportation, and storage infrastructure is required. The processing plants usually receive natural gas through a system of pipelines. The composition of the natural gas that is received will determine how the natural gas is processed in order to produce dry natural gas. Transmission pipelines tend to be long-distance systems that connect producing areas, processing plants, and the recipients.