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U.S. gasoline prices this Thanksgiving are the lowest in seven years
U.S. retail regular-grade gasoline prices continue to decline, averaging $2.09 per gallon as of November 23, 73 cents lower than this time last year and the lowest heading into a Thanksgiving holiday weekend since 2008.
2015-11-25 08:00:00

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U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions up 1% in 2014 as buildings, transport energy use rises
U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions were 5,406 million metric tons (MMmt) in 2014, 1% (51 MMmt) above their 2013 level. Energy-related emissions also increased in 2013, but because of declines in earlier years, the 2014 emissions were...
2015-11-24 08:00:00

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Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions decreased in nearly every state from 2005 to 2013
The United States has a diverse energy landscape that is reflected in differences in state-level emissions profiles. Since 2005, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell in 48 states (including the District of Columbia) and rose in 3 states....
2015-11-23 08:00:00

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China and India drive recent changes in world coal trade
Global trade of coal grew dramatically from 2008 to 2013, but in 2014, it declined for the first time in 21 years. China and India accounted for 98% of the increase in world coal trade from 2008 to 2013, but declines in China's import demand have led to...
2015-11-20 08:00:00

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Passenger travel accounts for most of world transportation energy use
The transportation of people and goods accounts for about 25% of all energy consumption in the world. Passenger transportation, in particular light-duty vehicles, accounts for most transportation energy consumption—light-duty vehicles alone consume...
2015-11-19 08:00:00

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United States and China advance policies to limit CO2 emissions
China and the United States are the two countries with the most energy-related CO2 emissions, together accounting for about 40% of global emissions in 2012. Late last year, China and the United States each announced intended nationally determined...
2015-11-18 08:00:00

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Record-low water levels on Rhine River are disrupting fuel shipments
Low water levels on the Rhine River have resulted in transportation disruptions for shipments of petroleum products by barge, which in turn have resulted in record supply disruptions in markets upriver, such as Switzerland and southern Germany, and high...
2015-11-17 08:00:00

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New classifications of natural gas storage regions will begin November 19
EIA's Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR) publishes weekly natural gas storage inventories by region. Natural gas storage levels have been high and recently reached a record 3,978 trillion cubic feet as of Friday, November 6. In an effort to...
2015-11-16 08:00:00

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North Dakota natural gas flaring targets challenged by rapid production growth
Increases in North Dakota's crude oil production have resulted in increased associated natural gas production from oil reservoirs. Because of insufficient infrastructure to collect, gather, and transport this natural gas, about one-fifth of North...
2015-11-13 08:00:00

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As total U.S. crude oil imports fall, Canada's import supply share rises
Although overall U.S. crude oil imports have been declining since 2005, crude oil imports from Canada have been increasing. As of August, Canada provided 45% of all crude oil imports to the United States, almost three times as much as all Persian Gulf...
2015-11-12 08:00:00

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Before recent transfer, Highway Trust Fund had reached its lowest level in years
Earlier this year, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) reached its lowest level in decades, ending July at $6.1 billion dollars. A congressionally approved transfer of more than $8 billion boosted the fund's balance to end the fiscal year (September 30) at $12...
2015-11-10 08:00:00

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New biofuels eliminate need for blending with petroleum fuels
A new type of renewable diesel fuel is meeting the growing demand for renewable biofuels, which is driven by biofuel mandates and customer demands for higher quality. Unlike other biofuels, hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA) fuels are nearly...
2015-11-09 08:00:00

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Working natural gas in storage matches record level
Working natural gas in storage reached 3,929 billion cubic feet (Bcf) as of October 30, according to EIA's latest Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report. This level matches the previous weekly record of 3,929 Bcf set November 2, 2012. Although October marks...
2015-11-06 08:00:00

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High distillate fuel oil inventories in Central Atlantic weighing on distillate spot price
Stocks of distillate fuel oil in the Central Atlantic, which encompasses the New York Harbor region, have risen nearly every week since April, reaching 36.9 million barrels as of October 30. This level is 9 million barrels above the five-year average...
2015-11-05 08:00:00

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Texas expected to keep breaking wind generation records as wind capacity grows
Wind generation on the Texas electric system recently hit several all-time highs. The latest all-time instantaneous peak of 12,238 MW reached on October 22 replaced the short-lived records of 11,467 MW on September 13 and 11,950 MW on October 21, based...
2015-11-04 08:20:00

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U.S. propane exports increasing, reaching more distant markets
As U.S. propane production has increased and domestic demand has remained relatively flat, the United States has transitioned from being a net propane importer to a net exporter. Facilitated by rapid expansion in the capacity to export domestic supply,...
2015-11-03 08:00:00

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Despite recent closures, U.S. nuclear capacity is scheduled to increase by 2020
Despite the scheduled closure of more than 2,000 megawatts (MW) of nuclear generating capacity by 2019, scheduled additions of more than 5,000 MW of capacity between 2016 and 2020 could result in a net increase in total U.S. nuclear capacity.
2015-11-02 08:00:00

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Vehicle standards around the world aim to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions
Nine countries and regions, which together account for 75% of global fuel consumption by light-duty vehicles, have adopted mandatory or voluntary standards for increasing fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The intent and structure...
2015-10-30 09:00:00

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Beyond China, other Southeast Asian countries plan for significant hydroelectric additions
China's substantial development of hydroelectric power, including the largest power plant in the world at Three Gorges Dam, has overshadowed the relatively large hydroelectric expansion plans of other Southeast Asia countries. Combined, the smaller...
2015-10-29 09:00:00

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Increased recycling may reduce metals sector energy use in China
China produces more steel and aluminum than any other country. Secondary production, or producing metal from recycled scrap metal, is the primary opporunity to reduce the country's energy intensity for both of these industries, because secondary...
2015-10-28 09:00:00

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