Industry, electric power fuel projected growth in natural gas

Akron Beacon Journal

Bob Downing

From the U.S. Energy Information Administration:

graph of U.S natural gas consumption by end use sector, as explained in the article text

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2016

U.S. consumption of natural gas is projected to rise from 28 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) in 2015 to 34 Tcf in 2040, an average increase of about 1% annually, according to EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2016 (AEO2016) Reference case. The industrial and electric power sectors make up 49% and 34% of this growth, respectively, while consumption growth in the residential, commercial, and transportation sectors is much lower.