No. 137, 2017, 105–121

Comparison of electricity generating from natural gas and from other sources in selected EU member states and in the USA - A review
K. Metelska, R. Biały, T. Cieślik, A. Szurlej


The analyses scale of natural gas use for power generation in selected countries have been analyzed. In the USA natural gas has strengthened its position as fuel in the electricity generation sector, while in the EU member states opposite tendencies were observed. One of the main reasons for these differences are significantly higher prices of natural gas in EU member states in comparison to prices in the USA. The article examines the relationship between gross domestic product and natural gas consumption. Moreover, the costs of electricity obtained from different sources were compared, with particular emphasis on technologies based on natural gas.


Gas production, Gas price, Power generation, Production for electricity