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US gas industry seeks attention as Perry aims to aid coal on the grid

It says gas-fuelled plants are able to ramp up quickly to respond to price spikes or a drop in wind speeds

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Coal is more reliable because it sits in piles at the plants whereas natural gas must be delivered by pipelines to the facilities, say coal producers, even as Mr Perry considers whether the US should do more to keep coal and nuclear power plants online.

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Coal is more reliable because it sits in piles at the plants whereas natural gas must be delivered by pipelines to the facilities, say coal producers, even as Mr Perry (above) considers whether the US should do more to keep coal and nuclear power plants online.

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AS US Energy Secretary Rick Perry considers whether the United States should do more to keep coal and nuclear power plants online, natural gas producers are trying to ensure they aren't left in the dark.

Lobbyists for the natural gas industry are telling the Trump

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