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U.S. retail gasoline prices lowest since 2009 heading into Memorial Day weekend
On May 18, the U.S. average retail price for gasoline was $2.74 per gallon ($/gal), or 92¢ per gallon (¢/gal) lower than at the same time last year. This is the lowest average price heading into the Memorial Day weekend—the traditional start of the...
2015-05-22 09:00:00

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Net imports of natural gas fall to lowest level since 1987
U.S. net imports of natural gas decreased 9% in 2014, continuing an eight-year decline. As U.S. dry natural gas production has reached record highs, lower domestic prices have helped to displace natural gas imports. Net natural gas imports totaled 1,171...
2015-05-21 09:00:00

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Low crude oil prices, increased gasoline demand lead to high refiner margins
Gasoline crack spreads in the United States, especially on the U.S. East Coast, have reached several-year highs in recent months. Crack spreads, which reflect the difference between wholesale product prices and crude oil prices, are a good indicator of...
2015-05-20 09:00:00

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EIA launches redesigned International Energy Portal
On May 18, EIA launched a beta version of a redesigned International Energy Portal designed to help users access international energy data and to provide new and expanded tools and capabilities to examine trends in global energy markets.
2015-05-19 09:00:00

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Nonpetroleum share of transportation energy at highest level since 1954
In the United States, petroleum is by far the most-consumed transportation fuel. But recently the share of fuels other than petroleum for U.S. transportation has increased to its highest level since 1954, a time when the use of coal-fired steam...
2015-05-18 09:00:00

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U.S. power sector CO2 emissions expected to increase through 2040
Although U.S. carbon dioxide emissions associated with electricity generation have fallen from the 2005 level, they are projected to increase in the coming decades, based on analysis in EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2015 that reflects current laws and...
2015-05-15 09:00:00

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Power generation from coal and natural gas expected to temporarily converge this spring
EIA's most recent Short-Term Energy Outlook forecasts that the amount of electricity generation fueled by natural gas in April and May will total just 3% less than the projected amount of coal-fired generation. This convergence has occurred only once...
2015-05-14 09:00:00

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Corn ethanol yields continue to improve
In 2014, U.S. fuel ethanol production reached 14.3 billion gallons of ethanol fuel, the highest level ever. The growth in U.S. fuel ethanol production has outpaced growth in corn consumed as feedstock?as the industry has grown, it has become more...
2015-05-13 09:00:00

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New supply patterns and additional disruptions push California gasoline prices higher
Supply disruptions in the tightly balanced and relatively isolated California gasoline market have increased wholesale and retail gasoline prices over the past several weeks. This comes after markets had adjusted to compensate for lost production...
2015-05-12 09:00:00

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Projected electric capacity additions are below recent historical levels
In the coming decades, additions to U.S. electricity generation capacity are expected to be lower than in the recent past. In EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2015 Reference case, which reflects current laws and policies and does not include EIA's proposed...
2015-05-11 09:00:00

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Average size of new commercial buildings in United States continues to grow
Increases in the size of commercial buildings have outpaced increases in the number of those buildings over the past decade, according to EIA's Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey. The survey is the only nationally representative data...
2015-05-08 09:00:00

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Implications of higher domestic crude production for U.S. refining
In response to multiple requests over the past years, EIA is developing a series of analyses that address the implications of current limitations on crude oil exports for prices, including both world and domestic crude oil and petroleum product prices,...
2015-05-07 09:00:00

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Crude by rail accounts for more than half of East Coast refinery supply in February
Monthly rail receipts of crude oil accounted for more than half (52%) of the crude oil supply to East Coast refineries in February. As U.S. and Canadian production of crude oil has increased, crude supply by rail to East Coast (PADD 1) refineries has...
2015-05-05 09:00:00

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Natural gas, renewables projected to provide larger shares of electricity generation
EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015) Reference case projects that electricity consumption will increase at an average annual rate of 0.8% from 2013 to 2040, nearly in line with expected population growth. Continuing a recent trend toward lower...
2015-05-04 09:00:00

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Alaska residents are paid a unique yearly dividend from state's permanent fund
The Alaska Permanent Fund, established using revenues paid to the state by oil and gas producers, provides Alaska residents with an annual cash dividend, which is unique among natural resource permanent funds in the United States. In 2014, the annual...
2015-05-01 09:00:00

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Energy resource permanent funds vary by purpose and state
Taxation of coal, crude oil, and natural gas production presents opportunities for states to collect revenue as nonrenewable resources are produced. Natural resource permanent funds are revenues earned from taxing the extraction of energy resources and...
2015-04-30 09:00:00

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U.S. energy demand slows except for industrial, commercial sectors
U.S. energy consumption has slowed recently and is not anticipated to return to growth levels seen in the second half of the 20th century. EIA's Reference case projections in the Annual Energy Outlook 2015 show that domestic consumption is expected to...
2015-04-29 09:10:00

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Projections show U.S. becoming a net exporter of natural gas
In its recently released Annual Energy Outlook 2015, EIA expects the United States to be a net natural gas exporter by 2017. Increased availability of domestic gas or higher world energy prices each increase the gap between the cost of U.S. natural gas...
2015-04-28 09:00:00

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Floating LNG regasification is used to meet rising natural gas demand in smaller markets
Floating regasification is a flexible, cost-effective way to receive and process shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Floating regasification is increasingly being used to meet natural gas demand in smaller markets, or as a temporary solution until...
2015-04-27 09:00:00

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EIA report highlights top 100 U.S. oil and natural gas fields
The top 100 oil fields in the United States accounted for 20.6 billion barrels of crude oil and lease condensate proved reserves, or 56% of the U.S. total in 2013. The top 100 natural gas fields accounted for 239.7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas...
2015-04-24 09:00:00

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