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Shale gas provides largest share of U.S. natural gas production in 2013
Total U.S. natural gas gross withdrawals reached a new high at 82 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2013, with shale gas wells becoming the largest source of total natural gas production. According to the release of the Natural Gas Annual, gross...
2014-11-25 08:00:00

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Boston, New York City winter natural gas prices expected to remain high
Despite expectations of a milder winter for 2014, marketers anticipate high prices for natural gas in Boston and New York City. Natural gas prices are expected to be lower than last winter, but higher than the average of previous winters, particularly...
2014-11-24 08:00:00

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EIA releases new online tool to track crude oil imports
EIA's recently released U.S. Crude Oil Import Tracking Tool, designed to analyze crude oil imports in response to growing domestic production, allows users to sort and display imports by month or year, density, country of origin, port of entry,...
2014-11-21 08:00:00

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Oil and currency markets reflect expectations for lower global economic growth
Since August, both crude oil and currency markets have been influenced by lower economic growth expectations in countries outside the United States. Prices in both markets recently broke out of established trading ranges, driven by concerns about weaker...
2014-11-20 08:00:00

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Solar photovoltaic output depends on orientation, tilt, and tracking
Financial incentives, renewable portfolio standards, cost declines, and improvements in system performance have led to more customer-sited solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, especially in states like California. Because PV panels are able to capture...
2014-11-19 08:00:00

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European residential electricity prices increasing faster than prices in United States
European residential electricity prices have historically exceeded U.S. prices, and the gap has widened in recent years. In 2013, average residential electricity rates in European Union (EU) countries were more than double rates in the United States....
2014-11-18 08:00:00

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Crude oil and lease condensate production at highest volume since 1986
Crude oil and lease condensate production in the United States exceeded 8.6 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in August, a production volume not observed since September 1974, according to EIA's latest Petroleum Supply Monthly.
2014-11-17 08:00:00

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Natural gas is the dominant heating fuel in colder parts of the country
Natural gas consumption varies widely by region of the country. The majority of households that heat with natural gas are located in the Midwest and Northeast. In the upcoming winter months, homes in the East North Central Census division are expected...
2014-11-14 08:00:00

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Rail shipments of oil and petroleum products through October up 13% over year-ago period
U.S. rail traffic, including carloadings of all commodity types, has increased 4.5% through October 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. Crude oil and petroleum products had the second-biggest increase in carloadings through the first 10 months of...
2014-11-13 08:00:00

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Increased natural gas production would meet most demand from added LNG exports
Increased natural gas production is projected to satisfy 60% to 80% of a potential increase in demand for added liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the Lower 48 states, according to recently released EIA analysis.
2014-11-12 08:00:00

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EIA tracks oil and natural gas production by both surface location and geologic formation
EIA uses two differing methods to determine production from major and minor oil and natural gas plays onshore in the United States. One method takes a geographic approach, focusing on surface-level analysis, and the other method uses a geologic...
2014-11-10 08:00:00

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After record injections, natural gas storage levels now within 7% of 5-year average
Working natural gas in storage ended October at 3,571 Bcf, a record increase of 2,734 Bcf during the April 1 to October 31 injection season, and within 7% of the average of the last five end-of-season storage levels. While end-October natural gas stocks...
2014-11-07 08:00:00

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Coal stockpiles at coal-fired power plants smaller than in recent years
Coal stocks at electric power plants, which totaled 121 million tons at the end of August, are relatively low in both absolute and days of burn terms relative to recent historical norms. This is true both nationally and in the Upper Midwest. About...
2014-11-06 08:00:00

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Texas leads nation in growth in oil and natural gas production jobs during 2013
Texas added more than 19,000 new private sector jobs in oil and natural gas production in 2013, almost six times the number added in New Mexico, the next highest state for oil and natural gas production jobs added last year. The extraction, drilling,...
2014-11-05 08:00:00

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LED light bulbs keep improving in efficiency and quality
Improvements in lighting technology for light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs have increased lighting efficiency, or efficacy, as well as color quality. In September of this year, several manufacturers released ENERGY STARĀ®-qualified bulbs surpassing 100...
2014-11-04 08:00:00

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U.S. gasoline prices move with Brent rather than WTI crude oil
Recent increases in U.S. crude oil production have sparked discussion on how this increase in supply will be used by U.S. refiners given current limitations on exporting domestic crude. On October 30, EIA released a study that explored the relationships...
2014-11-03 08:00:00

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Crude exports and re-exports continue to rise; some volumes sent to Europe and Asia
The United States exported 401,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) of crude oil in July 2014, the highest level of exports in 57 years and the second highest monthly export volume since 1920, when EIA's published data starts. Recent crude oil exports are also...
2014-10-31 09:00:00

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Colder weather drives forecast of 2014 energy-related CO2 emissions 1.1% above 2013 level
In the long term, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are driven by economic and efficiency trends and changes in the fuel mix. But weather fluctuations, which drive the level of energy use for both heating and cooling, are a very significant...
2014-10-30 09:00:00

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission resumes license renewals for nuclear power plants
Following a two-year hiatus, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has resumed issuing license renewals for nuclear power plants. On October 20, the NRC renewed the operating licenses for Limerick Generating Station Units 1 and 2, located...
2014-10-29 09:00:00

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Benchmarks play an important role in pricing crude oil
When energy analysts and the media discuss the price of crude oil, they are typically referring to one of a small group of specific types of crude oil that are widely and actively bought and sold. The use of such benchmark crudes makes it easier for...
2014-10-28 09:00:00


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