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How long will natural gas last?

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In the United States, natural gas supplies are expected to last approximately 85 to 92 years, depending on how much natural gas is consumed every year. Around 2,214 trillion cubic feet of natural gas is available for extraction in the United States.

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The availability of natural gas supplies depends on several factors, including how much the population grows every year and fluctuations in demand. Areas that may contain natural gas deposits depend on new technology to make the natural gas available. Scientists and the U.S. Energy Information Administration are uncertain about the exact size of natural gas deposits that can be drilled.

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