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Natural Gas vs Alternative Fuels

Although natural gas is a popular energy choice in areas where it is available (see Communities Served Map link), it is not the only choice, particularly in New Hampshire, where fuel oil is used to heat approximately 50% of NH homes. Natural gas is used in approximately 15 % and propane in about 10%. Electricity, wood, kerosene, coal and others make up the balance of residential heating fuel choices. Industrial users may also choose heavier No. 6 residual oil as an alternative to natural gas.

Try the convenient fuel quantity and fuel cost conversion calculators to see how your fuel choices compare with alternatives.