Providing the best in natural gas.
Have you ever wondered exactly how natural gas makes the journey from the ground to your home or business? A lot of people are working hard behind the scenes to ensure you enjoy the warmth and ease that natural gas brings.
Typically, natural gas comes from offshore wells in the Gulf of Mexico—primarily in Louisiana and Texas. The gas is "transported" through large-diameter pipelines to Georgia by federally regulated companies like Transco and Southern Natural. The gas is transferred into Atlanta Gas Light's distribution pipeline system at what is known as a “city gate,” which, practically speaking, is a large meter that records the volume of gas. Once the gas enters AGL's system, AGL distributes it to the end use customer—you.
True Natural Gas also delivers gas to you from Georgia’s own liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal located at Elba Island. By diversifying our fuel supply, we can better serve our customers in the event a hurricane disrupts production in the gulf.
Now you know how natural gas goes from an underground or above ground deposit to fuel for your furnace, gas range, and hot water heater.