US Gas Consumption Trends

From NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

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:

https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=55800&src=email

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.