Natural gas accounts for 22% of all of the energy consumed in the U.S. It is used for steam and heat production in industrial processes, residential and commercial heating, and electric power generation. Currently, 15% of utility and non-utility power is produced from natural gas, while the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration projects that 33% of the electricity generated in 2020 will be from natural gas-fired power plants (U.S. DOE, December 1998, p.5).

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