High Henry Hub prices dent US gas-to-power demand

Coal is becoming more competitive than gas in the US power sector as Henry Hub prices remain high
By Abhishek Kumar 19 April 2017

Henry Hub prices remain high on an annual basis, denting demand for gas from the power sector in the United States. The situation is expected to persist over the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the widening of the gas-coal price spread means coal is becoming more appealing to US utilities. President Donald Trump’s support for coal will also favour greater use of the fuel in the country’s power sector.

The US power sector is expected to consume more coal even though its coal-powered fleet is ageing and a...

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