Natural gas is abnormally low at the moment as it appears to me.
Natural gas' low, low price is the result of fracking. It's abominably low.
The real trouble is the price of nuclear is entirely up front, one massive lump sum and more than a decade to build (largely due to litigation). After that, the fuel is just this side of free considering the power you can produce from it,
That is only because the industry is allowed to push thousands of years of externalities (from mine tailings) off onto everyone else on the planet.
even factoring in decommissioning fund set asides.
The decommissioning always costs more than it is supposed to. And you also don't get to crow about the total cost until the waste is either reprocessed or safely interred.
Renewable are hitting nuclear pretty hard too. Not because they make sense based on cost,
If you account for externalities, which anyone who likes breathing should care about, they make a hell of a lot more sense based on cost.
Basically the government is funding renewable build-out on the backs of the utility companies,
The ones that have been willfully poisoning us? You shouldn't have skipped Erin Brockovich. It wasn't a great movie, but it does ram the point home.
Solar isn't doing much good that time of year, and wind turbines don't turn in a vortex calm.
The answer is more storage and a more robust grid that actually permits shipping power around the country as needed. Our infrastructure is pathetic.