Monday, 09 January 2017 11:37

US gas consumption to top 30 Tcf/y by 2040 led by power demand: EIA

US projected electricity generation by fuel [source: EIA Annual Energy Outlook 2017] US projected electricity generation by fuel [source: EIA Annual Energy Outlook 2017]

Domestic consumption of natural gas in the US is expected to increase through 2040, driven by higher demand for power generation, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Total natural gas consumption is expected to exceed 30 trillion cubic feet/year in 2040 under EIA's reference case, from around 28 Tcf/year in 2016.

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