Power from Natural Gas Expected to Rise in Coming Years

Natural gas-fired electricity production in the U.S. is expected to rise by 6 percent over the next few years, according to the Energy Department.

By 2025, new natural gas-fired capacity is expected to increase to 518.45 gigawatts from 489.1 gigawatts in August 2021 , according to the Energy Department. 

Many of the planned natural gas-fired capacity additions are located close to major shale plays across Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Florida and Texas, the Energy Department said.