ESRI Research Bulletin Articles provide short summaries of work published by ESRI researchers and overviews of thematic areas covered by ESRI programmes of research. Bulletin Articles are designed to be easily accessible to a wide readership. A reference or references to the full publication is included at the start of each Bulletin article.
This Research Bulletin examines how quickly households begin using natural gas once it becomes available in an area. It finds that each additional year the gas network has been in place is associated with a 12 percentage point increase in gas customers, although this rate reaches a plateau after ten years.
ESRI Series Number: 201807 Research Area:Energy and Environment Date of Publication: March 8, 2018 Publisher: ESRI Place of Publication: Dublin
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