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West Coast petroleum markets differ by supply, demand, and distribution
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released a PADD 5 Transportation Fuels Markets study on September 30 that examines supply, demand, and distribution of petroleum-based transportation fuels in Petroleum Administration for Defense District...
2015-10-08 09:00:00

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Nationwide, electricity generation from coal falls while natural gas rises
The monthly natural gas share of total U.S. electricity generation surpassed the coal share for the second time ever in July, with natural gas fueling 35.0% of total generation to coal's 34.9% share. Compared to the previous July, coal-fired generation...
2015-10-07 09:00:00

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Household heating costs are expected to be lower than previous two winters
Most U.S. households can expect lower heating expenditures this winter (October through March) compared with the past two winters. In most regions, the decline in expenditures is attributed to the combination of warmer weather and lower fuel prices.
2015-10-06 09:00:00

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U.S. reactor operators increase uranium purchases from Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan became the leading supplier of uranium for the 100 operating U.S. nuclear power reactors in 2014, supplying 12 million pounds, or 23%, of the 53.3 million pounds of uranium purchased by owners and operators of U.S. reactors. This level is...
2015-10-05 09:00:00

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Hurricane Joaquin may cause problems for East Coast energy infrastructure
Hurricane Joaquin, which strengthened to a Category 4 storm on Thursday, is on track to move north along the East Coast this weekend, potentially bringing torrential rainfall and flooding to the region. To help analysts assess potential storm effects,...
2015-10-02 09:00:00

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July petroleum data show challenges in the reporting of processed condensate exports
According to official U.S. trade data, the United States exported 21,000 barrels per day (b/d) of condensate derived wholly from natural gas (CDWFNG) to Brazil in July 2015. Under the current U.S. export classification system, CDWFNG falls under the...
2015-10-01 09:00:00

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Shale gas development in China aided by government investment and decreasing well cost
Decreases in the cost to drill shale gas wells and continued investment into domestic production have allowed China to increase its development of shale gas. Although reliance on natural gas imports has increased in the Chinese energy market, future...
2015-09-30 09:00:00

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Natural gas prices in Asia mainly linked to crude oil, but use of spot indexes increases
Unlike the natural gas market in the United States, natural gas prices in Asian markets typically reflect contracts that are indexed to crude oil or petroleum product prices. However, Asian countries are developing regional trading hubs so that natural...
2015-09-29 09:00:00

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U.S. nuclear outages were less than 3% of capacity this summer
Outages at U.S. nuclear power plants were extremely low this summer (June through August), averaging 2.9 gigawatts (GW), or less than 3% of total U.S. nuclear capacity. During four days in August, outages dropped to just 0.1 GW out of a total U.S....
2015-09-28 09:00:00

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East Coast distillate fuel oil inventories higher than in recent years
Inventories of distillate fuel oil in the U.S. East Coast are higher now than they have been in the previous three years, reaching 59 million barrels on September 18. Most of the recent increase is in the Central Atlantic region, but inventories are...
2015-09-25 09:00:00

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Sustained low oil prices could reduce exploration and production investment
Low oil prices, if sustained, could mark the beginning of a long-term drop in upstream oil and natural gas investment. Oil prices reflect supply and demand balances, with increasing prices often suggesting a need for greater supply. Greater supply, in...
2015-09-24 09:00:00

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Coal mine starts continue to decline
The number of new and reactivated coal mines that began production in 2013 fell to the lowest level in at least the past 10 years. The addition of 103 mines in 2013 came as 271 mines were idled or closed, resulting in a 14% decline in the total number...
2015-09-23 09:00:00

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U.S. Gulf of Mexico share of global active offshore rigs declines since 2000
In response to the decline in crude oil prices since mid-2014, the number of active offshore rigs has declined worldwide, dropping close to 20%?304 offshore rigs were operating in August 2015, down from 377 in August 2014. During this period, the number...
2015-09-22 09:00:00

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U.S. propane inventories are at an all-time high
U.S. inventories of propane and propylene reached 97.7 million barrels as of September 11, the highest level in the 22 years that EIA has collected weekly propane inventory statistics. In the first six months of 2015, U.S. propane and propylene...
2015-09-21 09:00:00

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Debt service uses a rising share of U.S. onshore oil producers' operating cash flow
Results from second-quarter 2015 financial statements of a number of U.S. companies with onshore oil operations suggest continued financial strain for some companies. Low oil prices have significantly reduced cash flow for U.S. oil producers, and to...
2015-09-18 09:00:00

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Coal use in China is slowing
Economic deceleration, industry restructuring, and new energy and environmental policies have slowed the growth of coal consumption in China and are also driving more centralized and cleaner uses of coal. After nearly a decade of rapid growth,...
2015-09-17 09:00:00

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Recent statistical revisions suggest higher historical coal consumption in China
New preliminary data from the China Statistical Abstract 2015 show an upward revision to China's historical coal consumption and production. Energy-content-based coal consumption from 2000 to 2013 is up to 14% higher than previously reported, while coal...
2015-09-16 09:00:00

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U.S. job market and automotive sales trends support growth in gasoline use
U.S. motor gasoline product supplied, a proxy for gasoline use in the United States, has been rising after reaching an 11-year low in 2012. Although lower gasoline prices have been an important factor in the increase in gasoline use so far in 2015,...
2015-09-15 09:00:00

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Electric generator capacity factors vary widely across the world
The technologies used to generate electricity are similar across regions of the world, but the pattern of use for those generating technologies can be significantly different. Analysis of electric generating plant utilization (measured by annual...
2015-09-14 09:00:00

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Global solar photovoltaic manufacturing production slows in recent years
Growth in solar photovoltaic (PV) module production has slowed in recent years to 4% annually from 2011 to 2013 after increasing by an average of 78% from 2006 to 2011. In addition, the gap between global PV module manufacturing capability and...
2015-09-14 09:00:00

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