U.S. manufacturers’ short-term capability to switch fuels continues to decline

Some manufacturing plants can take advantage of relative price differences and cope with supply shortages by switching the fuels used in their furnaces, boilers, ovens, and other combustors. In the United States, the capability of the manufacturing sector to switch the fuels it uses has declined in recent decades, as described in a new report from EIA’s 2014 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS). Source: Today in Energy – U.S. manufacturers’ short-term capability to switch fuels continues to decline

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