Natural Gas-Fired Electricity Generation Surging This Summer

The EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook released in July has natural gas-fired generation supplying approximately 37% of total electricity in the U.S. this summer, with coal-fired generation falling to approximately 30% of total supply.  Low natural gas prices along with over 5 gigawatts of additional natural gas-fired capacity that has come online this year are the significant drivers in the continual growth of natural gas-fired electricity generation.

 

Read more and the full EIA report here:

https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/steo/pdf/steo_full.pdf

http://www.naturalgasintel.com/articles/115020-eia-expects-natural-gas-fired-power-generation-to-near-record-highs-this-summer

https://www.power-eng.com/articles/2018/07/gas-fired-power-edging-closer-to-40-percent-of-u-s-generation-mix-eia-says.html

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