U.S. electric power generating units entering service through 2013 will add almost 1.3 Bcf/d of new natural gas demand

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Some 35 new U.S. power plants with 12.5 GW of natural gas-fired electric power generation are currently under construction, with in-service dates ranging from May 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2013. BENTEK’s U.S. Power Burn Report estimates that new gas-fired capacity from these power plants will equal more than 1.1 Bcf/d in natural gas demand. So far in 2012, almost 1.6 GW of new gas-fired capacity has come online, with another 5 GW of capacity expected to enter service by the end of the year. Generating units entering service this year will add almost 600 MMcf/d of new gas demand. The nearly 7.5 GW of U.S. gas-fired capacity expected to come online in 2013 will add an additional 670 MMcf/d of power burn demand.

BENTEK’s U.S. Power Burn Report provides a daily resource for U.S. gas demand in the power sector, including in-depth regional power burn analysis. This report provides year-on-year power burn demand comparisons, as well as 14-day regional demand forecasts.

BENTEK’s daily U.S. Power Burn Report includes:

• Regional power burn expected for a normalized temperature versus the actual burn
• Analysis of pipeline flows to gas-fired generation facilities
• Year-on-year average daily U.S. power burn
• Regional forecasts of gas demand in the power sector

For a monthly outlook on power and industrial demand, BENTEK's The Market Call provides a sector-by-sector analysis of the underlying factors that drive price, including natural gas demand and production.

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