Natural Gas Content

Power Sources
If prices remain relatively low, natural gas could fuel as much as 54% of all U.S. electricity generation by 2050, according to the Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019. Conversely, if natural gas prices rise, gas-fired generation could fall to 21% by 2050.
Smart Energy Use
The New York State Public Service Commission approved a $5 million program for Consolidated Edison Company of New York to reduce residential and commercial customer demand for natural gas.
Power Sources
In response to recent appeals court decisions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently directed developers to stop work on two natural gas pipeline projects – the Mountain Valley Pipeline and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Meanwhile, the Commission on Aug. 10 issued orders denying rehearing
Environment
Competitive Power Ventures’ 680-megawatt Valley power project in Wawayanda, N.Y., hit a major bump in the road this week when the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation issued a letter informing the developer that it was not renewing the project’s air permit.
Power Sources
The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s recently released short-term energy outlook expects natural gas-fired power plants to supply 37% of U.S. electricity generation this summer. EIA also forecasts the share of generation from coal-fired power plants will drop slightly to 30% in summer 2018.
Power Sources
Minnesota regulators should reject a proposal by Minnesota Power to jointly build a natural gas-fired power plant with Dairyland Power Cooperative, in part because the investor-owned utility failed to show the plant was needed, according to an administrative law judge.
Electricity Markets
Partly driven by baseload power plant retirements, the Southwest and Southern California are vulnerable to natural gas pipeline disruptions, which could cause power outages, according to a report released by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council.
Power Sources
The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently revealed findings indicating the U.S. electric power sector’s consumption of fossil fuels in 2017 was at the lowest level since 1994.
Power Sources
NTE Energy's next power plant will be the approximately 1,000-megawatt natural gas-fired Anderson County Energy Center located in Anderson County, S.C. NTE utilizes its portfolio of assets to serve municipalities and power agencies located throughout the Carolinas.
Power Sources
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 19 launched an inquiry that seeks information and stakeholder perspectives to help the Commission explore whether, and if so, how, to revise existing policies regarding its review and authorization of interstate natural gas transportation facilities under section 7 of the Natural Gas Act.