January 2008

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: North America tight on domestic natural gas: outlook for imports

The share of natural gas use has grown worldwide from 19% of the total world primary energy to 23% over the past 25 years. In the US, natural gas represented 22% of total primary energy use in 2006. A..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The share of natural gas use has grown worldwide from 19% of the total world primary energy to 23% over the past 25 years. In the US, natural gas represented 22% of total primary energy use in 2006. A new report from the Baker Institute that was presented at a recent energy forum at Rice University takes a look at North America's natural gas markets and security (http://bakerinstitute.org). The following are highlights from the study. Power generation. Natural gas holds an important place in the US electricity market as the second-largest fuel source after coal. It is the fastest-growing fuel for power generation. Approximately 19% of all electricity generated in the US is derived from b

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