Skip to comments.CNG as a fuel sets a record in Texas in 2013
Posted on 04/23/2014 5:30:49 AM PDT by thackney
Compressed natural gas vehicles consumed a record 2.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas in Texas in 2013, according to the Energy Information Administration.
That makes sense with all the new CNG fueling stations popping up and more and more fleets converting to natural gas.
Also, industrial consumption reached a 10-year high in Texas, a sign that the petrochemical industry is booming again, according to the EIA. More than 1.5 trillion cubic feet were consumed for industrial purposes in Texas, the most since 2004.
The amount of natural gas consumed for electric power generation dropped 6.6 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to the EIA. The electricity produced from natural gas also declined more than 10 million megawatt hours from 2012 to 2013.
That could change in 2014 with four new natural gas power plants totaling more than 2,100 megawatts coming online this summer.
Nationwide, consumption of natural gas also set a record with 26 trillion cubic feet consumed.
Good news/bad news...great for economy, bad for consumers...our electricity rates in Texas have skyrocketed over the last year due to increase in gas prices...I believe we are exporting to Europe...to counteract the Russian monopoly...
The average price for electricity in Texas for residential users dropped to 10.91¢/kWH from 11.07¢/kWH a year ago.
Table 5.6.A. Average Retail Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers by End-Use Sector
False. We don't even have the capability yet. There are no LNG export terminals operational yet. A few have been approved and under construction, more proposed.
More info available at:
Next, we need to have better nat gas powered generators for generating electricity to rural homes. It’s inefficient to run miles of lines to individual homes on the prairie.
Not true. The utility company is going to have a far more efficient generation than what individual homeowners could have. Keep in mind unless the homeowner is going to have several generators, they will have one sized for the maximum loading, then normally operate far below that at an inefficient point.