Where Does Georgia's Natural Gas Come From?

It may come as a surprise, but did you know Georgia doesn't have any natural gas basins of its own? Despite being close to Appalachia and its coal fields, Georgia is currently reliant on obtaining its natural gas supplies primarily from other states via pipeline.

That energy dependence has the potential to change. Recently, significant shale reserves have been found in northwestern Georgia. The Conasauga Shale Field, extending into neighboring Alabama and Tennessee, is thought to hold trillions of cubic feet of liquid natural gas (LNG).

As a result, speculators are eyeing the area as a potential area for hydroelectric fracturing, also known as fracking. Because of that interest, in 2018, then-Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill governing fracking into law. The bill also protects Georgia's waterways, groundwater, and residents living near fracking operations.

Elba Island Is Georgia's Import and Export LNG Terminal

If and when Georgia becomes a natural gas producer rather than a consumer, it will be game-changing for the state with positive economic impacts. But until then, most of Georgia's natural gas comes through the Elba Island LNG Terminal on the Savannah River via a pipeline from Alabama. The terminal also exports liquid natural gas abroad.

True Natural Gas sources its natural gas from onshore wells, primarily in Texas and Louisiana. We also get some of our natural gas from offshore wells in the Gulf of Mexico. After passing through to federally-regulated companies, the gas is transferred into Atlanta Gas Light's distribution system. Once there, the gas comes to True's loyal customers—you!

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We're guessing you had no idea that the natural gas you use to heat your home, cook your food, and heat your water has traveled thousands of miles to its final destination—your gas-powered appliances. Now that you do, be sure you're getting the best price for your money. Switch to True Natural Gas.


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