It is said that natural gas is easier on the environment than other fossil fuels, since it releases up to fifty percent less emissions into the atmosphere when burnt. Its uses include cooking, heating and hot water.
Large players on the gas market in Germany include RWE Dea and E.ON Ruhrgas. Consumers in Düsseldorf are theoretically free to choose between many suppliers, though a majority of residents rely on the Stadtwerke Düsseldorf.
The use of gas in Düsseldorf as a power source stretches back a long way. Nowadays, gas stems from national sources in Germany as well as such countries as Norway and The Netherlands. The fracking technique to release natural gas in Germany is highly controversial.