Natural Gas Generation Potential

The graph below illustrates potential annual unused natural gas capacity in a state's or region's fleet of efficient combined-cycle natural gas power plants (in green), against the quantity of electricity generated from natural gas in the state in 2016 (in red).

Potential unused natural gas capacity is estimated by subtracting the quantity of electricity generated in 2016 by combined-cycle natural gas power plants from a conservative estimate of overall generation capacity of those plants. This methodology was used in a series of reports developed by the World Resources Institute.


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Source: EIA, 2017.

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50 States Comparison Scatterplot

Compare states using two sets of criteria. Hover over a state's data point to see how they compare to other states in the chosen criteria.

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