By Sarah Welch

More than 60 percent of the electric generating capacity installed last year was fueled by natural gas, according to the Energy Information Administration.

In 2018, 31.3 gigawatts (GW) of electric generating capacity were added in the United States, while 18.7 GW of capacity were retired. Of the additional capacity, 19.3 GW resulted from natural gas-fired power.

Additionally, Pennsylvania accounted for almost 25 percent (4.4 GW) of all 2018 domestic natural gas additions, and three other states — Maryland, Virginia, and Florida — accounted for about 30 percent.

Retrieved from 03/20/19 The Shale Gas Reporter