October 2011, Vol. 238 No. 10

In The News

EPA Rule Would Stress Power, Gas Grids

The Environmental Protection Agency has released the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, an addendum to the Clean Air Act, with the goal of reducing sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from power plants. The required emissions reductions would take effect in 2012 and affect more than 1,000 power plants in 27 eastern states. Based on these estimates, using EPA’s Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) data, BENTEK calculates gas demand from power would increase 35%, or 7 Bcf/d, by 2014. BENTEK’s new Market Alert, EPA Rule Would Stress Power, Gas Grids, is based on BENTEK’s power database, GenCast, which relies heavily on actual data from CEMS and

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