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Natural Gas Generators Make Up the Largest Share of Overall U.S. Generation Capacity

Distribution of natural gas plants   In 2016, natural gas-fired generators accounted for 42% of the operating electricity generating capacity in the United States. Natural gas provided 34% of total electricity generation in 2016, surpassing coal to become the leading generation source. The increase in natural gas generation since 2005 is primarily a result of […]

Burns & McDonnell to build 225MW natural gas-fired power plant in Texas.

Burns & McDonnell has received an engineering, procurement, and contraction (EPC) contract for 225MW Denton Energy Center in Texas, US. Under the contract, signed with City of Denton, Texas, Burns & McDonnell will build the new natural gas-fired power facility featuring twelve 18-cylinder Wärtsilä 18V50SG engines. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. The […]

Natural gas to be largest source of U.S. electricity generation

WASHINGTON — The Energy Information Administration’s April 2017 Short-Term Energy Outlook expects that electricity generation fueled by natural gas this summer (June, July, and August) will be lower than last summer, but it will continue to exceed that of any other fuel, including coal-fired generation, for the third summer in a row. The projected share of […]