Growth in U.S. cogen use of gas to slow

Click here to enlarge imageThe U.S. cogeneration market will continue to favor natural gas as its primary fuel source in the coming years, but the 10%/year growth rate of gas use in cogeneration seen in the late 1980s and early 1990s is not likely to continue.Cogeneration currently accounts for 65% of U.S. industrial gas consumption.The slackening pace in the growth rate of cogeneration use of gas could mean that natural gas producers may not be able to rely on industrial cogeneration as a driving force behind gas demand growth in the near future.Also, "as the industrial cogeneration market has matured, fewer favorable sites are available for development. Many of the industrial sites th...

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