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Natural gas for power drops, industrial use increases, EIA says

By Bob Downing Published: December 4, 2013

From the U.S. Energy Information Administration today:

Dec 4, 2013


Graph of natural gas consumption and prices, as explained in the article text

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas Monthly and Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO)
Note: October 2013 and November 2013 consumption volumes represent preliminary STEO estimates.

For the first eleven months of 2013, natural gas consumption in the electric power sector was below 2012 levels because of relatively higher natural gas prices compared with coal prices, and cooler summer weather compared with 2012. EIA estimates that electric power sector natural gas consumption was, on average, down by 13% so far in 2013 (through November), relative to the same time period in 2012. By contrast, industrial sector natural gas consumption in 2013 was up 3% compared with 2012.

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