September 2020, Vol. 247, No. 9


Amid Challenges, Natural Gas Remains Growing Part of Energy Mix

By Danielle C. Roberts,  Energy Correspondent In July, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Earlier this year, Williams put both its Constitution Pipeline and Northeast Supply Enhancement on hold.  Yet, amid the latest anti-gas headlines, one fact has received far less attention: Much of the electricity we use now and into the future leans on natural gas. Natural gas still makes up 38% – and growing – of the energy mix for U.S. electric generation. According to S&P Global Market Intelligence, 120,498 MW of gas-fired capacity came online between 2008 and Aug. 1, 2019. Twenty percent of that w

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