Gas-fired Electricity To Break Record This Summer

Washington Examiner | John Siciliano

A recent report from the Energy Information Administration shows natural gas powered electricity is increasing.

Natural gas is projected to break power production records this year, as the dog days of summer drive up demand for air conditioning, the federal government said Thursday. The Energy Information Administration said gas-fired power plants will provide 4 percent more electricity per day in 2016 than in the previous year, reaching a record level according to its latest short-term energy outlook. In its latest short-term energy outlook, the Energy Department’s independent analysis arm, said natural gas-fired generation is expected to reach record highs in July and August, when demand for air conditioning will peak and push demand over last year’s level.

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