17.02.2017 - 19:20 Uhr

Coal leading energy source for Texas in January

Coal was the top power source for Texas in January, a spot typically held by natural gas, according to data compiled last week by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which oversees power for most of the state. Natural gas prices rose in January, after they were the lowest they had been since 1999. Rising natural gas prices pushed coal use up around the country at the start of 2017, even though 2016 was the first year that coal dropped to the number two energy spot in the U.S. In January,

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