EIA expects a 40% increase in natural gas consumed in the U.S. industrial sector, from 9.8 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2017 to 13.7 quadrillion Btu in 2050, according to the Annual Energy Outlook 2018(AEO2018) Reference case. more

Mar 2, 2018 7:00 AM Natural Gas

EIA graph

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-860M, Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory

Nearly all of the utility-scale power plants in the United States that were retired from 2008 through 2017 were fueled by fossil fuels. Of the total retired capacity, coal power plants and natural gas steam turbines accounted for the highest... more

Jan 9, 2018 9:02 AM Power Generation

When the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump proposed new subsidies for coal and nuclear plants, it seemed like an obvious way to deliver on campaign promises to boost the nation’s energy industry. more

Jan 5, 2018 9:05 AM Refining/Petrochemical

Electricity generation in the South census region (2006-2016)

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly

Coal’s share of total electricity generation in the South declined over the past decade, from 50% in 2006 to 29% in 2016. As the use of coal has declined, the use of natural gas has increased. In 2016, southern states used natural gas for 42%... more

Dec 5, 2017 10:00 AM Power Generation

After declining for several months, the share of U.S. electricity fueled by coal is expected to slowly begin growing when compared to the same period last year. more

Nov 18, 2016 9:43 AM Natural Gas

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