Thursday, May 9, 2013

USA Will Use Less Natural Gas In 2014 Than In 2012, According To Latest EIA Data

That age of gas that we read so much about is stalled.  The press releases trumpeting one more natural gas fueling station are all sound and no real substance.  America is hardly rushing to become natural gas powered.

Demand for natural gas in 2014 is projected by the EIA to be slightly lower than it was in 2012.

Currently, coal is displacing natural gas at power plants in the USA, as coal moves back toward a 40% of the generation market and natural gas falls to about 27%.  And the displacement of gasoline and diesel by natural gas is like a drop in the proverbial bucket.  It will remain so, unless and until the federal and state government accelerates greatly the fueling infrastructure so that businesses and families can be assured that a CNG vehicle that they buy can be refueled at least within their home state.

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