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Natural Gas vs Alternative Fuels

Although natural gas is a popular energy choice in areas where it is available, it is not the only energy choice, particularly in New Hampshire, where fuel oil is used to heat approximately 44% of homes. In comparison, approximately 21% of NH homes use natural gas, and 16% use propane Electricity, wood, kerosene, coal and other energy sources 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 (Excel) to see how your fuel choices compare with alternatives.

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