Utilities Hasten the Shift to Natural Gas

The shift from coal to natural gas is accelerating. Since 2006, the nation's electric utilities have been consuming less coal each year. During the same period, utilities have been increasing their consumption of natural gas. The difference is natural gas increases have been steady and coal's decreases have been accelerating.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, mean consumption of natural gas by U.S. utilities increased by 40% since 2006. During the same period, utilities' mean consumption of coal decreased by approximately 22.7%. As can be seen in the graph, utilities natural gas consumption has been steady and straight. Coal's decline has been accelerating....658 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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