Friday, December 7, 2012

Stunning Fact: PA Gas-Fired Power Production Up 31.8% In 2012

Pennsylvania is now producing a lot of gas--about 2 trillion cubic feet per year--and is starting to use more gas for power production.

Gas consumption rose 31.8% at Pennsylvania's power plants, in 2012 through September, when compared to the same period in 2011.  Gas-fired power plants in Pennsylvania produced 41 billion kilowatt-hours in the first 9 months of 2012, compared to 31 billion through September 2011.

While gas consumption to make electricity is rising sharply in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania still trails New York in using gas to make electricity.  Through September 2012, New York generated 46.4 billion kilowatt-hours with natural gas or about 5 billion more kilowatt-hours than in Pennsylvania.

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