The domestic and global outlook for natural gas remains relatively bright under a Joseph R. Biden Jr.  presidency, despite increasingly negative sentiment toward fossil fuels, according to experts.

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Although the president-elect is calling for a carbon-free power sector by 2030, gas-fired generation is needed to accommodate growing penetration of intermittent wind and solar energy in the United States, according to Enverus’ Bernadette Johnson, vice president of market intelligence.

Technological breakthroughs still are needed to achieve renewable deployment at the scale Biden is proposing, particularly in battery storage, Johnson told NGI.

“So what happens in the meantime is, you see natural gas demand actually expanding pretty much in lockstep with renewables, because it...