Natural gas has had an important effect on the U.S. in a short period of time. Production has soared and the price has dropped, resulting in an increase of power suppliers generating electricity from gas-fired plants. This is good for the natural gas industry, and very good for pipeline companies that benefit from delivering more gas to plants without being exposed to the price.

But now the Energy Information Administration is reporting that natural gas-fired power generation is down significantly in 2013 compared to 2012. In this video, contributor Aimee Duffy takes a look at what's going on and how this trend might not impact your stock the way you might think.

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