24 Jul '11, 2pm

Tech Talk - natural gas production, as shale gas arrives

The natural gas industry in the United States has undergone significant changes in the last twenty years. As I noted last time, until 1993 the industry was beset by regulation that controlled both price and flows. With the removal of those regulations the industry was able to make considerable strides to increase market share. As it became able to do so, the problems perceived from the burning of coal in particular as a power plant fuel, led to moves to increase the amount of electricity that is produced using natural gas. By 2009 the installed capacity to generate electricity included 34% that could be supplied from natural gas. Sources for installed electricity generating power 2009 (Newell EIA ) The EIA further anticipate that over the next 25 years that natural gas will continue to dominate new plant construction, comprising about 60% of the 223 gigawatts anticipated, ...

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