Natural gas demonstrates it ability to scale up to meet summer demand
Natural gas demand on the U.S. power grid hit 36.9 billion cubic feet per day last month, a near record level, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.The ability to scale up to meet demand during extreme weather demonstrates natural gas's superiority over alternative energy like wind and solar. I can also scale back which alternative energy sources are also unable to do with current technology.
That comes as natural gas burn on the grid grew at an average rate of .8 BCF per day between 2010 to 2017.
"July's high power burn is consistent with long-term trends in natural gas consumption. Most natural gas consumption growth in recent years has come from the electric power and industrial sectors," EIA said in a report released Friday.