Reports From MIT and IEA Show Natural Gas to Expand Its Role

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In brief: Two separate reports, one from MIT and the other from IEA, both highlight that the abundance of natural gas domestically will result in considerable growth in this fuel's adoption and use.

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The 3-year study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was multidisciplinary and took into account the rapid growth of natural gas sources worldwide and the resulting reduction in greenhouse gas emissions with the adoption of methane as a fuel.

A similar study, undertaken by the International Energy Agency (IEA) had similar results showing what analysts there are calling a "golden age of gas." The IEA report was part of the World Energy Outlook 2011 series. It explores key factors that may result in a more prominent role for natural gas.

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Both reports are available online: The Future of Natural Gas (MIT) and Are We Entering a Golden Age of Gas? (IEA).

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