Nat Gas News July 12, 2017

Nat Gas News July 12, 2017

The Largest Clean Coal Power Plant In America Turns To Natural Gas

Forbes reports: Last week, Southern Company and Mississippi Power announced that they would be turning their clean coal power plant project into a natural gas power plant. The company’s Kemper County Power Plant in rural Mississippi was the largest clean coal project in the United States. Kemper embodied the hope that coal could become a major part of a future clean energy mix, coupled with low-carbon sources like renewables and nuclear. But Kemper had construction delays and cost overruns, spending 7 years and 7 billion dollars trying to use coal in the plant, more than twice the projected costs. The Commission ordered the facility to use only natural gas and to stop the coal gasification part of the plant, unless they wanted to finance it themselves. For more on this story visit or click the following link

U.S. natural gas futures extend rally as July heatwave spreads reports: U.S. natural gas futures rose sharply for the second day in a row on Tuesday, as updated weather forecasting models continued to point to increased summer demand in the coming weeks. U.S. natural gas for August delivery was at $2.989 per million British thermal units by 9:25AM ET (1325GMT), up 6.1 cents, or around 2.1%. It touched its highest since July 5 at $2.992 earlier. Natural gas jumped more than 2% on Monday amid bullish weather forecasts. Longer-term models showed the western, central, and southern U.S. will be very warm to hot through July 23, as high pressure dominates. Updated weather forecasting models showed temperatures over most of the U.S. will warm back into the upper 90s to 100s Fahrenheit this week. For more on this story or click the following link

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