Afternoon TEA: Natural Gas is a Life Saver
Did you know?
Low prices from America’s abundant supply of natural gas have been credited with saving lives and helping ensure the health and welfare of American households.
A March 2019 study by the National Bureau of Economic Research concluded that low prices due to America’s abundant supply of natural gas averted 11,000 winter deaths per year in the United States. And, a survey of low-income households revealed some of the impacts that high energy costs have on their household’s health and welfare:
41 percent went without medical or dental care.
36 percent went without food for at least one day.
31 percent did not fill a prescription or took less than the full dose of a prescribed medication in the past five years.
25 percent kept their home at a temperature that was unsafe or unhealthy.
17 percent moved in with friends or family.
6 percent moved into a shelter or were homeless.
Low-cost energy from natural gas directly contributes to the health and welfare of American families, especially seniors and others living on a fixed income.