With coal being minimized in the energy mix, renewables and natural gas will be left to challenge each other for the market share in the immediate future, according to a report released by Drillinginfo this week.

The report, which takes into account historical data as it relates to the time of year, weather and traditional power use, shows how natural gas has made significant gains in recent years. But the report predicts that a significant shift could be coming in the next five years as more wind and solar projects are anticipated to come online.

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