Congress Closer To Approving SRF Boost In 2010

By Stephen Barlas, Washington Editor | August 2009 Vol. 64 No. 8

To get to 500 million tons by 2016, natural gas residential, commercial and small industrial users would have to reduce consumption by about a 1.8-1.9 percent a year, according to Wilkinson. He thinks that reduction is doable but not a walk in the park because residential consumers of natural gas have been decreasing consumption for 40 years, “and you can’t reduce consumption 2 percent a year forever.”