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Coal, nuclear, and renewables expected to boost Vietnam's electricity capacity
Vietnam is poised to significantly transform its electrical power generation mix over the next two decades as it modernizes the country's agrarian economy to become a more industrialized nation. To accommodate greater industrial expansion and to support...
2015-08-03 09:00:00

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Electricity from natural gas surpasses coal for first time, but just for one month
In April, traditionally the month when total electricity demand is lowest, U.S. generation of electricity fueled by natural gas exceeded coal-fired generation for the first time since the start of EIA's monthly generation data in 1973. However, EIA's...
2015-07-31 09:10:00

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EIA reports show different aspects of U.S. oil production statistics and trends
EIA publishes several reports covering current crude oil and natural gas production conditions and how recent trends may affect the near-term outlook for the oil and gas industry. Each EIA product is distinct in its purpose, methodology, timeframe, and...
2015-07-30 09:00:00

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New methanol and fertilizer plants to increase already-growing industrial natural gas use
Reversing a decline that lasted more than a decade, industrial natural gas consumption has grown steadily since 2009 as relatively low natural gas prices have supported use of natural gas as a feedstock for the production of bulk chemicals. Industrial...
2015-07-29 09:00:00

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Marcellus, Utica provide 85% of U.S. shale gas production growth since start of 2012
The productivity of natural gas wells in the Marcellus Shale and the neighboring Utica Shale is steadily increasing because of ongoing improvements in precision and efficiency of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing occurring in those regions....
2015-07-28 09:00:00

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Natural gas salt-facility storage serves special gas market needs
Natural gas stored in salt facilities, principally in the greater Gulf Coast gas-producing region, accounts for only 10% of storage capacity in the Lower 48 states, but it provides 28% of daily deliverability.
2015-07-27 09:00:00

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U.S. nuclear outages are low during summer peak electricity demand season
As the country reaches the summer peak electricity demand season, nearly all U.S. nuclear generators have returned from refueling outages. Total outages were less than 1.5 gigawatts (GW) on July 6, the lowest level since late January. Daily nuclear...
2015-07-24 09:00:00

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Average diesel retail price below gasoline price for first time in six years
On July 13, the U.S. average diesel fuel retail price fell below the average regular gasoline retail price for the first time since the week of August 10, 2009. From August 2009 through June of this year, retail diesel fuel prices sold at an average...
2015-07-23 09:00:00

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Beyond Shell-BG, oil company merger activity is down
The second quarter of 2015 exhibited the largest amount of oil companies' merger and acquisition (M&A) activity by value since fourth-quarter 2012. The announced merger between Royal Dutch Shell and BG Group in early April accounted for $84 billion of...
2015-07-22 09:00:00

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Consensus process provides alternate approach to energy efficiency standard development
Last month a group of industry stakeholders, and energy efficiency and environmental advocates, along with the Department of Energy (DOE), proposed consensus energy conservation standards for multiple commercial heating and cooling equipment types. DOE...
2015-07-21 09:00:00

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China will soon surpass South Korea, Russia, and Japan in nuclear generating capacity
Nuclear power currently makes up slightly more than 2% of China's total power generation. However, the Chinese government has a stated goal to provide at least 15% of overall energy consumption by 2020 (increasing to 20% by 2030) from non-fossil fuel...
2015-07-20 09:00:00

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U.S. nuclear outages are low during summer peak electricity demand season
As the country reaches the summer peak electricity demand season, nearly all U.S. nuclear generators have returned from refueling outages. Total outages were less than 1.5 gigawatts (GW) on July 6, the lowest level since late January. Daily nuclear...
2015-07-17 09:00:00

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EIA now reporting monthly base gas levels in underground natural gas storage
With the release of the most recent Natural Gas Monthly, EIA began publishing base gas levels in natural gas storage facilities through the natural gas query system. Base gas plays an important role in underground natural gas storage, serving to...
2015-07-16 09:00:00

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In Rocky Mountain region, increased crude production is being shipped by pipeline, rail
Rail and pipeline shipments of crude oil from the Rocky Mountain region (PADD 4) have steadily increased as regional crude oil production has increased. The recently released Petroleum Supply Monthly, which contains data for April 2015, shows that...
2015-07-15 09:00:00

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Summer gasoline prices are lowest in years
The average retail price for motor gasoline this summer (April through September) is expected to be $2.67 per gallon, the lowest price (in real dollars, meaing adjusted for inflation) since 2009, based on projections in EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook...
2015-07-14 09:00:00

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Last Monday's large percentage decline in crude oil prices was relatively rare
The front-month futures price for crude oil benchmark West Texas Intermediate declined 7.7% on Monday, July 6, the largest single-day decline in percentage terms since February 4. Uncertainty over Greece's fiscal position, volatility in the Chinese...
2015-07-13 09:00:00

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EIA's estimates for state crude oil production account for incomplete, lagged data
Market analysts have a keen interest in understanding how crude oil production has been affected by recent changes in crude oil prices and drilling activity. EIA develops state-level production estimates based in part on state-level data. However, data...
2015-07-10 09:00:00

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U.S.-Canada electricity trade increases
U.S. electricity trade with Canada is increasing, providing more economic and reliability benefits to both the United States and Canada. Although the amount of electricity imported over the Canadian border is a small part of the overall U.S. power...
2015-07-09 09:10:00

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Net petroleum product exports continue to increase
Over the past decade, domestic refinery output of petroleum products has grown significantly while consumption has declined, resulting in a major increase in product exports. Petroleum product exports averaged 4.1 million barrels per day (b/d) in the...
2015-07-08 09:00:00

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California grid expected to maintain reliability despite drought
According to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the bulk power system in California is not expected to lose grid reliability this summer, despite a drought that has lowered hydroelectric generation. Overall, NERC expects more...
2015-07-06 09:00:00


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