Natural Gas

Natural gas is an important part of our flexible energy generation capabilities, making our energy supply cleaner and complementing our investments in renewables and energy efficiency, all while protecting reliability and affordability.

Natural Gas and Michigan’s Energy Mix

Building a cleaner energy supply is critically important—and so is keeping energy reliable and affordable for all Michiganders. Drawing on our diverse mix of clean and renewable energy sources will allow us to accomplish all of these goals.

Natural gas is a vital part of our energy mix—and its importance continues to grow as prices drop and technology evolves.

Why Natural Gas?

Renewables like wind and solar are variable. We can’t always rely on them to provide power if the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining. They must be combined with 24/7 power sources—like natural gas—to ensure everyone has access to the power they need when they need it.

Fortunately, Michigan is uniquely suited to support natural gas-based energy production. We are also sitting on top of 1.1 trillion cubic feet of underground natural gas storage capacity—more than any other state in the nation.

AMP believes Michigan’s energy policies should support projects that will bring more natural gas to Michigan and let us maximize the role of this cleaner-burning energy source.

The NEXUS Pipeline

Spanning 255 miles from Northeastern Ohio to Southeastern Michigan, the NEXUS pipeline project will deliver real benefits for Michigan:

  • 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day
  • 1,500+ local jobs and $97 million in wages
  • Boosting the local economy
  • $22 million in tax revenue, with nearly $10 million going to local schools
  • Greater energy security for all Michiganders


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