Natural Gas

Natural gas was measured across three metrics; Production Efficiency and Electricity Generation compared to Coal. Data for production rates and electricity generation rates were taken from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. 2016

 

Metrics and Data Sources

Metric Name Definition Data Source
Production Efficacy The average amount of gas that is produced per wellhead. U.S. Energy Information Administration [http://www.eia.gov]
Electricity Generation Compared to Coal Electricity generation via Natural Gas normilzed to Coal Generation. U.S. Energy Information Administration [http://www.eia.gov]


Results

State Production Efficiency Electricity Generation Compared to Coal Avg Sc Rank
IL 1 7 4 3
IN 5 6 5.5 5
IA 7 9 8 10
KY 6 8 7 9
MI 4 3 3.5 2
MN 7 5 6 7
OH 2 2 2 1
WA 7 1 4 3
WI 7 4 5.5 5
WV 3 10 6.5 8

 

Metric Findings

  • Indiana has an average score of 5.5 and a rank of 5th.
  • Ohio is the highest ranked state and readily embraces natural gas,
  • Washington, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa scored poorly in production as these states currently do not produce and natural gas.

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