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The US plans to add 27 GW of new gas-fired power capacity by 2025

23 Nov 2021

According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), over 27 GW of new gas-fired power capacity should be added by 2025 in the United States, raising the installed gas-fired capacity by 6%. Most of the new capacities will be built near the major shale gas production zones, in the Appalachia region (Utica and Marcellus shale plays), in Texas (Permian Basin, Eagle Ford and Haynesville) and in Florida. Indeed, 43% of the planned capacity will be built in States with pipeline access to gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale play: 3.8 GW in Illinois, 3.2 GW in Michigan, 2.9 GW in Ohio and 1.9 GW in Pennsylvania. Moreover, 2.8 GW of new gas-fired capacity should be added in Texas, the largest gas producer in the country. In addition, Florida, which has a marginal gas production but a growing regional gas pipeline network, plans to add 3.2 GW of new gas-fired capacity by 2025.

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