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]|
|State||Production Efficiency||Electricity Generation Compared to Coal||Avg Sc||Rank|
- 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.