Title: Natural Gas and Electricity Costs and Impacts on Industry
Publication Number: DOE/NETL-2008/1320
Publication Date: 04/2008
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: Chris Nichols
Program/Technology: Oil & Natural Gas
Author: Peter C. Balash (NETL)
Kenneth C. Kern (NETL)

This study reviews the trends in historical natural gas and electricity prices. The document identifies key factors that are contributing to the increase in historical natural gas prices, while also discussing the subsequent effects on energy industry production and development. The impact of climate change legislation is also reviewed relevant to the future of base load power reliability and consumer electricity prices.

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