Coal in a World of Cheap Natural Gas

Michael Giberson Natural gas has become cheap enough relative to coal that some gas-fired electric generators are able to underbid baseload coal generators.  Market-based switching from coal power to gas has increased demand for gas by three billion cubic feet per day according to a Merrill Lynch analysis cited in the Wall Street Journal today. … More Coal in a World of Cheap Natural Gas

Another Note on Natural Gas Supply in the Us

Michael Giberson Kristen Hays reports on the current natural gas supply conditions in the Houston Chronicle: rig counts down, production remains strong, and natural gas in storage is increasing. The US Department of Energy predicts natural gas consumption will fall 2.2 percent this year and grow slightly in 2010. While drilling rigs are being shut … More Another Note on Natural Gas Supply in the Us