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Posted August 1, 2014Today in Energy

Metal-based durables manufacturers are fueled by electricity and natural gas ›

Unlike many manufacturing industries, the energy used for the production of metal based durables (MBD) is mostly electricity and natural gas, rather than other fossil fuels (residual fuel oil, diesel, LPG/NGL, and coal) or renewable sources. MBD producers are therefore well-positioned to benefit from energy efficiency programs and the increased availability and lower cost of natural gas. More

Source: EIA, Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey 2010


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