US Gas Consumption Trends


By Paul Homewood

The US EIA have just published a report, which shows how natural gas consumption has been steadily rising in the US since 2013:

No surprise there, as gas has steadily been replacing coal in the electricity mix.

But I would draw your attention to the seasonal peaks and troughs. As with the UK, gas consumption rises sharply in winter, typically about 60% above summer levels.

This is a reminder of how difficult it will be to replace gas and coal with renewables, which cannot be simply be turned up and down as required.

via Watts Up With That?

March 17, 2023 at 04:48AM

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