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Natural Gas Matches Coal as Top U.S. Power Fuel: BGOV Barometer

Bloomberg -- Natural gas matched coal as the primary fuel for U.S. power generation this year for the first time since the government started collecting data.

The BGOV Barometer shows natural-gas fired plants provided 32 percent of generation in May, close to coal’s 34 percent share, after the two fuels were in a virtual tie in April, according to the Energy Information Administration. Low prices are benefiting power generators such as Calpine Corp. (CPN), the biggest U.S. producer of electricity from natural gas.



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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 4:51:42 AM

NG isn't bad as such, it's the methods under which it is produced that gives it its bad name.
the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 7:33:10 AM

NatGas continues to muscle its way into the mainstream.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 4:55:52 AM

jrsva: Neither Pig Oil, Pig Coal and now Pig Gas. Forget Pig Banks, who as we now hear, have been money laundering for many years and in mind blowing sizes.
LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 7:45:40 PM


AAK! jrsva...thanks for pointing out 'There' as incorrect. I hope you know I know better.

" Mountaintop-removal mining has been practiced in Appalachia in recent years. It should be treated as a criminal enterprise. State regulators have never been able to stand up to Big Coal."

They never will protect their land or people from Big Coal! TOOOO much money in the wrong pockets. After all Black Lung is expected!
sparky808
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 12:29:43 PM

Thank you for posting.
kitty1750
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 12:10:43 AM

Big heap coal too dirty.
jrsva
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 12:04:47 AM

“There [sic] stupidity is coming back to bite them. As it should be. You can no longer completely despoil a portion of the US without the pollution bird coming home to roost!”

Right on! Mountaintop-removal mining has been practiced in Appalachia in recent years. It should be treated as a criminal enterprise. State regulators have never been able to stand up to Big Coal.

pgerassi
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 11:52:18 PM

OK
crreed1
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 11:16:03 PM

old news
jkpsr
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 11:13:47 PM

Beware that natural gas is only half as polluting as coal.
LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 11:12:41 PM


The coal industry has always had a lousy business model. They thought that spending mega-bucks on Lobbyists they could continue continue to operate like the old days! NOT!

There stupidity is coming back to bite them. As it should be. You can no longer completely despoil a portion of the US without the pollution bird coming home to roost!
quasar502
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 11:12:02 PM

Cheaper AND cleaner.
rahcat
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 11:11:29 PM

The Obama administration and the EPA have tried their best to kill the coal industry.
Jarol
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 11:07:07 PM

Let the market work it out.
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 11:06:40 PM

Good to know!
gilfarm
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 11:06:30 PM

interesting
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 11:06:16 PM

NG moved up fast.
Rageagainsttm
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 11:06:08 PM

sweet
jrschl
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 11:04:25 PM

Need to have NG as a mainstream option in all markets. Not just the West Coast, and spotty networks throughout the rest of the nation.
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 11:03:27 PM

Long live King Coal; The King is dead.
TXGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:58:02 PM

Why is this good?
mackconsult
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:57:26 PM

Yeah
granitestater
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:47:23 PM

Coal, nat gas and nuclear should each account for a third of power generation. Oil should be reserved for refining uses.
KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:45:15 PM

Good.
OOXXFF
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:43:25 PM

Gas is cleaner, but fracking is dangerous.
bbigred
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:43:14 PM

this is frackin' cool
SavALot
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:43:00 PM

Important factors: safer, cleaner, and more efficient
Blue48
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:41:39 PM

COOL!
Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:39:21 PM

ok
MRHONEST
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:38:54 PM

OK
justmedc
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:37:50 PM

ok
dabbadu
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:37:34 PM

Natural gas prices have been unnaturally low of late, thanks to supply exceeding demand. Don't know how much longer that will last -- but at least electricity is a little cleaner these days.
Bruno44
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:35:51 PM

OK
FedupwithGreed
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:34:48 PM

OK
SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:33:31 PM

This is all because of government edict and not because of free market choices. And you can bet your last Federal Reserve Note that because of this government interference into the market, "utility rates will necessarily skyrocket".
tidalwave3
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:31:52 PM

Right on idigu22...Energy coming from BELOW ground, Obama and his Administration will "KILL IT"!

Energy coming from ABOVE ground, Obama and his Administration will "SUBSIDIZE IT"!!!

Check Agenda 21 from U.N
my2002m
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:30:27 PM

We shouldn't back off coal. We need both.
DancingDee
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:28:47 PM

Come on Natural Gas, get ahead of Coal!!!!
crazycow2332
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:25:08 PM

ok
egd
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:21:11 PM

good luck
DandyDapple
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:18:37 PM

Hmmmm
itsjustme719
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:17:07 PM

Natural gas burns much more cleanly than coal.
Holly123
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:16:04 PM

OK ...
wayoung56
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:14:58 PM

Easy to do when the dang EPA keeps shutting down coal fired generating plants...
Focus2
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:13:32 PM

How would the big auto makers react if we all demanded natural gas vehicles?
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:13:10 PM

BGOV Barometer? Not explained in the article.

BHO & Co. shutting down coal plants. That is how NG has gained share.

Destruction by regulation.

Had enough?
SandeeC
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:10:22 PM

Sounds good. NG is a lot better for the environment.
blazerbob91
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:08:45 PM

Coal will be back
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:07:36 PM

cheaper usually means more users
FuelishGuy
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:05:40 PM

With all the technology in place to extract and make more efficient use of it, NG will surpass coal in the not too distant future.
Mudshark55
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:01:14 PM

The cost to the environment from FRACKING and mountain top removal is
devastating our water I hope they can come to there senses and find a
better way to produce electricity.
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