Electricity generation from natural gas on the increase

Akron Beacon Journal

Bob Downing


From the U.S. Energy Information Administration today:

graph of U.S. net electricity generation from coal and natural gas, as explained in the article text

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electricity Monthly Update

The monthly natural gas share of total U.S. electricity generation surpassed the coal share in July for the second time ever, with natural gas fueling 35.0% of total generation to coal’s 34.9% share. Compared to the previous July, coal-fired generation fell in every region of the country, while natural gas-fired generation rose in every region.