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Eleven states generated electricity from nonhydro renewables at double U.S. average
About 6.2% of total U.S. electricity supplies in 2013 were generated from nonhydro renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal, up from 5.4% in 2012. But 11 states produced electricity at more than twice the national average...
2014-04-18 09:00:00

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Gulf Coast crude oil inventories reach record level
Crude oil inventories on the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) reached 207.2 million barrels (bbl) on April 11, a record high. The elevated inventory levels are the result of the continuing strong crude oil production growth, the opening of TransCanada's...
2014-04-17 09:00:00

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Personal travel growth significantly influences projected transportation energy demand
Personal travel, measured in light-duty vehicle miles traveled per licensed driver, reached 12,900 miles per year in 2007 and decreased to about 12,500 in 2012. This shift in travel behavior is important because it directly influences light-duty vehicle...
2014-04-16 09:00:00

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Liquefied natural gas shows potential as a freight locomotive fuel
EIA projects that liquefied natural gas (LNG) will play an increasing role in powering freight locomotives in coming years. Continued growth in domestic natural gas production and substantially lower natural gas prices compared to crude oil prices could...
2014-04-14 09:04:00

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Lower prices pull down natural gas reserves in 2012
Low natural gas prices drove down U.S. proved reserves in 2012, despite notable gains in the Marcellus and Eagle Ford shale gas plays. The decline stopped a 14-year trend of consecutive increases in natural gas reserves, according to newly published...
2014-04-11 09:00:00

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Crude oil reserves at start of 2013 reach highest level since 1976
U.S. crude oil proved reserves rose for the fourth consecutive year in 2012, increasing by 15% to 33 billion barrels, according to the U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves (2012) report released April 10 by the U.S. Energy Information...
2014-04-10 09:00:00

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Summer average gasoline price expected to be close to last year's level
Drivers are expected to pay an average $3.57 per gallon for regular gasoline this summer, close to last year's level, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's April Short-Term Energy and Summer Fuels Outlook.
2014-04-09 09:00:00

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Half of power plant capacity additions in 2013 came from natural gas
Natural gas-fired power plants accounted for just over 50% of new utility-scale generating capacity added in 2013. Solar provided nearly 22%, a jump up from less than 6% in 2012. Coal provided 11% and wind nearly 8%. Almost half of all capacity added in...
2014-04-08 09:00:00

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Tight oil-driven production growth reduces need for U.S. oil imports
In the Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014) Reference case, crude oil production rises from 6.5 million barrels per day (MMbbl/d) in 2012 to 9.6 MMbbl/d before 2020, a production level not seen since 1970. Tight oil production growth accounts for 81% of...
2014-04-07 09:04:00

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U.S. crude oil imports fall, but share of top three suppliers highest in four decades
While U.S. total net crude oil imports fell during 2013, the share of imports last year from the United States' top three foreign oil suppliers—Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Mexico—were the highest in at least four decades, according to preliminary...
2014-04-04 09:00:00

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Rail congestion, cold weather raise ethanol spot prices
Ethanol spot prices have increased steadily since early February. By late March, New York Harbor (NYH) spot ethanol prices exceeded prices for RBOB (the petroleum component of gasoline) by more than $1 per gallon. Ethanol spot prices in Chicago and Gulf...
2014-04-03 09:00:00

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Net energy imports in 2013 lowest in more than 20 years
Total U.S. net imports of energy, measured in terms of energy content, declined in 2013 to their lowest level in more than two decades. Growth in the production of oil and natural gas displaced imports and supported increased petroleum product exports,...
2014-04-02 09:00:00

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Florida gasoline supply sources and prices reflect broader market shifts
Gasoline consumption in Florida typically peaks in March, when the seasonal population is high and spring tourism is high. However, changes in Florida's gasoline market and the way the state is supplied have resulted in tighter markets and changing...
2014-04-01 09:00:00

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Five states and the Gulf of Mexico produce more than 80% of U.S. crude oil
Five states and the Gulf of Mexico supplied more than 80%, or 6 million barrels per day, of the crude oil (including lease condensate) produced in the United States in 2013. Texas alone provided almost 35%, according to preliminary 2013 data released in...
2014-03-31 09:52:00

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Coal-fired power plant operators consider emissions compliance strategies
Operators of coal-fired power plants throughout the United States are currently developing strategies to comply with the EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). The costs of the equipment needed to control acid and toxic metal emissions, such as...
2014-03-28 09:30:00

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Crude oil inventories at Cushing, Oklahoma hub down 32% over the past two months
Crude oil inventories at Cushing, Oklahoma, the primary crude oil storage location in the United States, decreased 13 million barrels (32%) over the past two months. On March 21, Cushing inventories were less than 29 million barrels, more than 20...
2014-03-27 09:00:00

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Tight oil production pushes U.S. crude supply over 10% of world total
U.S. tight oil production averaged 3.22 million barrels per day (MMbbl/d) in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates. This was enough to push overall crude oil production in the United States to an...
2014-03-26 09:00:00

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Coal supplies at electric power plants drawn down in cold weather
The average supply of coal held at electric power generators in December 2013 dropped below 60 days of burn for the first time since summer 2011. Inventory increased slightly in January but remains below a two-month supply. Coal consumption to generate...
2014-03-25 09:03:00

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China is now the world's largest net importer of petroleum and other liquid fuels
In September 2013, China's net imports of petroleum and other liquids exceeded those of the United States on a monthly basis, making it the largest net importer of crude oil and other liquids in the world. The rise in China's net imports of petroleum...
2014-03-24 09:00:00

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Nonmarketed natural gas in North Dakota still rising due to higher total production
Natural gas production in North Dakota's portion of the Bakken Shale formation has grown significantly, alongside the rapid rise in oil production in the state. Natural gas production has outpaced additions to the state's gas pipeline capacity and...
2014-03-21 09:00:00

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