Pipeline-quality natural gas consists of at least 95% methane and trace amounts of other gases. Natural gas can be combusted for space or water heating, used in turbines to generate electricity, or used as a transportation fuel. Nearly three quarters of Colorado households use natural gas to heat their homes. For more information on natural gas, visit the U.S. Energy Information Admininistration.
Oil and gas development is regulated on the state level by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.