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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.
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