Friday, July 6, 2012

Kissing Cousins?

The EIA reported today that for the month of April 2012 power generation from coal and natural gas were approximately equal at 32%.  Technically, coal generated 96.0 million megawatthours while natural gas generated 95.9 million, but it's close enough to look like the lines are kissing on the chart below...

Wow.  The chart illustrates why natural gas storage levels have stayed at moderate levels for the pasts several months.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That chart also shows what the warm winter did to electrical demand this winter. Dropped like a stone.