According to the US Energy Information Administration, 27.3 gigawatts (GW) of new Natural Gas fired capacity is expected to come online in the US between 2022 and 2025, bringing the total capacity to 489.1 GW as of August 2021. This is where it’s going. Between 2022 and 2025, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania will account for 43 percent of the -fired capacity built. These states have pipeline access to the fossil fuel found in the Marcellus and Utica shale fields of the Appalachia region, spanning Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
A collection of Natural Gas accumulations that have been discovered are yet to be discovered or are potential. Shale plays are found within basins, which are large-scale geologic depressions that can span hundreds of miles and include a variety of oil and Natural Gas resources.
The Haynesville and Eagle Ford formations and several shale formations in the Permian Basin account for the majority of its Natural Gas output. Texas has 70.7 GW of-fired capacity operational as of August, with a further 2.8 GW of capacity increases scheduled between 2022 and 2025.