Natural Gas Breaks Another Record in Generating Electricity

One of the ongoing stories over the past year or more has been the tightening relationship between natural gas and electric power. What do they have in common? Last year natgas edged out coal to become the number one fuel source that powers electric generating plants in the U.S. The electric generation market is already a hugely important market for natural gas, and it’s only going to increase in the coming years. Especially now that Obama’s Clean Power Plan has been put on hold by the Supreme Court (see today’s companion story). Our friends at the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) have authored another great story for their Today in Energy series–this one about natgas use in power generation. According to the EIA, “So far this winter, natural gas consumption in the electric power sector (gas burn) has been higher than in any previous winter.” Here’s the full story from the EIA…

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