Energy & Infrastructure

U.S. natural gas consumption sets new record

Staff Reports
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U.S. natural gas consumption increased by 3% in 2019, reaching a record of 85.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d).

That’s according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The increase in consumption is primarily being driven by new natural gas-fired electric capacity and lower natural gas prices.

Since 2016, natural gas has held the No. 1 spot for the largest share of electricity generation – surpassing coal-fired generation on an annual basis.

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