Gas use in power generation to skyrocket in U.S., Canada

Gas demand for electricity generation [74,381 bytes] Electricity industry restructuring is expected to have an enormous effect on natural gas markets in Canada and the U.S. Lower 48, according to a study by the Canadian Energy Research Institute. "Retail access will reinforce the trend towards greater use of natural gas in power generation, resulting from the development of combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plants," said study author George Given. CERI says new CCGT technology is the key factor leading to increased use of natural gas for power generation. "New CCGT capacity is chosen to replace some existing capacity," said Given, "but, more i...

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