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Hydraulically fractured wells provide two-thirds of U.S. natural gas production
For decades, hydraulic fracturing had been referred to as an unconventional completion technique, but over the past 10 years it has become the technique by which most natural gas is produced in the United States. Based on the most recent available data...
2016-05-05 09:00:00

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Almost all U.S. gasoline is blended with 10% ethanol
Blends of petroleum-based gasoline with 10% ethanol, commonly referred to as E10, account for more than 95% of the fuel consumed in motor vehicles with gasoline engines. Ethanol-blended fuels are one pathway to compliance with elements of the federal...
2016-05-04 09:00:00

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Declining energy prices lower the cost of living
Since June 2014, decreases in crude oil and natural gas prices have reduced household energy costs. According to initial figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the chained consumer price index for urban consumers (C-CPI-U) decreased by 1.
2016-05-03 09:00:00

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EIA produces new maps of the Utica Shale play
The U.S. Energy Information Administration has produced new maps that show the structure, thickness, and geologic setting of the Utica Shale play and the location of production wells. Production of oil and natural gas from the Utica play has increased...
2016-05-02 09:00:00

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Natural gas net imports in 2015 at lowest level since 1986
U.S natural gas net imports fell to 2.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2015, continuing a decline that began in 2007, when net imports of natural gas exceeded 10 Bcf/d. While both U.S. natural gas consumption and production have increased in...
2016-04-29 09:00:00

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Power sector coal demand has fallen in nearly every state since 2007
Consumption of steam coal used for electricity generation in the U.S. electric power sector fell 29% from its peak of 1,045 million short tons (MMst) in 2007 to an estimated 739 MMst in 2015. Consumption fell in nearly every state, rising only in...
2016-04-28 09:00:00

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Logistical challenges result in ship-to-ship transfers of U.S. propane exports
U.S. propane exports have increased significantly over the past three years, but only after market participants worked to overcome several challenges in transporting propane to export customers. After largely overcoming the first challenge of building...
2016-04-27 09:00:00

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Canada expects lower natural gas exports to U.S., higher LNG exports to other countries
In its recent publication "Canada's Energy Future" (CEF), Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) projects that both Canada's natural gas production and its domestic natural gas consumption will increase through the next decade. With exports of natural gas...
2016-04-26 09:00:00

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Strong El Niño helps reduce U.S. winter heating demand and fuel prices
Above-normal temperatures during the 2015-16 winter were a key factor in lowering heating demand and winter fuel expenditures. Compared with the 2014-15 winter, propane and heating oil demand decreased 16% and 45%, respectively, and residential...
2016-04-25 09:00:00

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Wind generation growth slowed in 2015 as wind speeds declined in key regions
U.S. wind generation grew by 5.1% in 2015, the smallest annual increase since at least 1999, as weather patterns in the Western half of the United States lowered wind speeds and dampened wind generation during the first half of the year. The same...
2016-04-21 09:00:00

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Expected decrease in Lower 48 oil production is partially offset by rising GOM output
In response to continued low prices, onshore crude oil production in the Lower 48 states is expected to decline from an average 7.41 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2015 to 6.46 million b/d in 2016 and to 5.76 million b/d in 2017. Increased production...
2016-04-20 09:00:00

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State taxes on gasoline and diesel average 27 cents per gallon
State-level taxes and fees on gasoline in the United States averaged 26.5 cents per gallon (¢/gal) as of January 1, 2016. These taxes and feees ranged from a low of 8.95¢/gal in Alaska to a high of 51.4¢/gal in Pennsylvania, and are in addition to...
2016-04-19 09:00:00

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Total U.S. energy production increases for sixth consecutive year
Total U.S. energy production increased for the sixth consecutive year. According to data in EIA's most recent Monthly Energy Review, energy production reached a record 89 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), equivalent to 91% of total U.S. energy...
2016-04-18 09:00:00

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U.S. natural gas production reaches record high in 2015
U.S. natural gas production reached a record high level of 79 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2015, an increase of 5% from the previous year, even as natural gas prices remained relatively low. Production from five states?Pennsylvania, Ohio, West...
2016-04-15 09:00:00

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Natural gas storage ends winter heating season at record high
Working natural gas inventories ended the winter heating season at 2,478 billion cubic feet (Bcf), exceeding the previous end-of-March record high of 2,473 Bcf, set in 2012, according to EIA's Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report. Inventory withdrawals...
2016-04-14 09:00:00

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Retail gasoline prices this summer expected to be lowest since 2004
The U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts that U.S. drivers will pay an average of $2.04 per gallon (gal) this summer for regular gasoline, according to EIA's Short-Term Energy and Summer Fuels Outlook. The forecast price for summer 2016 is...
2016-04-13 09:00:00

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Canada provides record-high share and amount of U.S. crude oil imports in 2015
Although total U.S. crude oil imports in 2015 continued to be lower than levels reached during the mid-2000s, imports from the United States' top foreign oil supplier—Canada—were the highest on record, according to annual trade data from EIA's...
2016-04-12 09:00:00

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U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel imports increase 61% in 2015
After reaching its highest level to date in 2013, U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel fuel (both biodiesel and renewable diesel) fell in 2014 amid uncertainty surrounding future Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets and the elimination of the biodiesel...
2016-04-11 09:00:00

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Waste-to-energy electricity generation concentrated in Florida and Northeast
At the end of 2015, the United States had 71 waste-to-energy (WTE) plants that generated electricity in 20 U.S. states, with a total generating capacity of 2.3 gigawatts. Florida contains more than one-fifth of the nation's WTE electricity generation...
2016-04-08 09:00:00

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EIA tracks monthly ethanol and biodiesel rail movements
EIA recently released new information on ethanol and biodiesel movements by rail. The new monthly estimates are integrated with EIA's existing "Petroleum Supply Monthly" and include movements beginning in January 2014. Unlike other liquid fuels that are...
2016-04-07 09:00:00


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