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Natural Gas Passes Coal For U.S. Electricity Generation


The Globe and Mail reported on September 25 that for the second time natural gas has surpassed coal as the top source of heat for electricity generation in the United States. Research supplied by Bloomberg showed this happened the first time earlier this year. In July gas was used for 35% of American power generation, edging out coal at 34.89%. With ample supplies of low-cost natural gas and the legislated phase-out of higher carbon emission power generation over the next few years, the trend should continue.