This Market Alert examines the potential impact on natural gas demand from possible curtailments in U.S. nuclear generation capacity.
Due to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, countries across the globe are reconsidering the safety of nuclear energy. In the U.S., Pres. Barack Obama ordered the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to conduct a “comprehensive review” on the safety of all U.S. nuclear facilities. This review could result in some curtailment of nuclear generation in the U.S., thereby increasing demand on other fuel sources to cover the lost generation capacity.
Platts Market Alert, U.S. Nuclear / Natural Gas Scenarios, examines the potential impact on natural gas demand from possible curtailments in U.S. nuclear generation capacity. The assessments included in the report are “what if” scenarios, and are not intended as projections or forecasts.