Monday, March 10, 2014

Nuclear Power Output Declines

Nuclear power output declined sharply with the beginning of March, to levels well below 2013.  Seasonal refueling patterns should take anther 1-2 BCFD of natural gas equivalent nuclear power offline over the next 5 weeks before the refueling cycle begins to wrap up.  

The excess outages over last year are translating into something less than 1 BCFD of incremental natural gas demand presently: