Natural Gas: A Safe, Sustainable and Affordable Choice

Natural gas is an essential energy resource. It’s safe, affordable, reliable and readily available to serve our increasing energy needs. It’s also a sustainable choice, producing lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than other fossil fuels. UniSource Energy Services stands ready to serve your home or business with this environmentally responsible domestic resource.


  • Our investments in infrastructure upgrades reduce the potential for service outages and leaks, while our proactive education efforts help to prevent damage to our facilities. Regular and effective coordination and planning with public safety partners supports preparedness.
  • Only 1 in 650 customers in the U.S. are expected to experience a planned or unplanned natural gas outage in any given year, according to the American Gas Association (AGA).
  • Serious incidents have declined nearly 80 percent across the nation over the past two decades, with excavation damage the primary cause of incidents. UniSource educates customers on the importance of calling 811 to help reduce the likelihood of such events.


  • Households that use natural gas for heating, cooking and clothes drying produce about 18 percent less carbon dioxide equivalent emissions than comparable all-electric homes when considering energy use and emissions along the full fuel cycle, which examines all impacts associated with energy use, according to the American Gas Association.
  • Proactive leak detection and meter modernization efforts ensure gas stays in our pipelines, reducing the potential for fugitive gas emissions. UniSource experiences losses of within 1 percent, as compared to typically higher industry losses thanks to continuous surveys and underground testing.

Efficient and affordable

  • Natural gas is the most efficient and lowest cost option available to American consumers. Households using natural gas for heating, cooking, and clothes drying save an average of $1,100 per year over electric alternatives.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that natural gas costs are 3.4 times more affordable than electricity and other residential fuels.

These are just some of the reasons why more and more customers are choosing safe, sustainable and affordable natural gas for their home or business.