Wednesday, January 4, 2017

MISO Region Fuel Mix Continues to Favor Coal

As power load levels normalize after the holidays, natural gas for power burn demand has not bounced back in the MISO operational area.  Last January, the gas/coal marketshare was about 33/67, and this year the first three days of January have averaged 17/83.  That's roughly half the gas demand.

Translated into BCF equivalent (roughly speaking), Jan 1-3 last year averaged 3.4 BCFD, and Jan 1-3 this year came in at exactly half, or 1.7 BCFD: