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Natural Gas Use in Power Generation is Down?
September 25, 2013 | Energy Information Administration

Most people are assuming that the use of natural gas for electric power generation was higher during early 2013 than during 2012. In fact, total natural gas use for power generation in the United States was down 14% – The reason: the price of natural gas relative to the price of coal.


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