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Summer’s natural gas power is down, a small boon for Wyoming coal

August 2, 2017 in News

Gas-fired power isn’t having a great summer.

Electricity generation from natural gas is down so far this year due to higher prices, increasing the possibility that gas will give up its dominance over coal, at least for 2017.

Wyoming coal depends on robust demand from power plants across the Midwest, down in Texas and along the western slope of the east coast’s Appalachian mountain range. The state’s two largest mines alone provide about one-quarter of the country’s coal.

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