The gas industry never fails to reiterate its well-known stance that renewables may prevail long-term, but back-ups are needed through an energy source like natural gas. Yet, recent developments suggest otherwise, as we are on the brink of an energy crisis, powered by the same so-called “reliability” of natural gas. Increased demand, fluctuating prices, energy dependency risks, environmental concerns are all spurring fears and serving as a reminder that natural gas is not the future.