Arizona

Natural gas is an essential fuel for homes and businesses across Arizona. As the primary fuel source for electricity generation in the state, affordable natural gas has helped power homes and businesses, while also reducing emissions and keeping energy bills low.

The benefits of natural gas for Arizona

Natural gas use by  Arizona businesses has increased by 11% since 2010. The oil and natural gas industry in Arizona contributes approximately $15.6 billion to the state economy. Natural gas supports nearly 40,000 jobs in the state.

Between 2009 and 2019, natural gas use in Arizona’s electric industry increased by approximately 33%. Over that same period:

CO2 emissions from the electric power industry declined by more than 18%,

SO2 emissions from the electric power industry declined by more than 66%,

NOx emissions from the electric power industry declined by more than 45%.