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Trump energy policies yet to aid energy firms

Trump energy policies yet to aid energy firms

Trump energy policies criticized by natural gas, utilities The proposed Trump administration energy policies, which include subsidies for coal and nuclear plants, were supposed to boost the American energy industry, but some sectors have been critical of the plan. “Subsidies don’t make you competitive – and don’t make you great again,” Robert Flexon, president and […]

By January 5, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Cold weather, higher exports result in record American natural gas demand

Cold weather, higher exports result in record American natural gas demand

Spot wholesale electricity prices also rose: $200/MWh in New York City, $185/MWh in New England Estimated U.S. natural gas demand on Jan. 1 reached 150.7 billion cubic feet, surpassing the previous single-day record set in 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Much colder-than-normal temperatures across much of the United States have led to increased […]

By January 5, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
US gasoline prices higher in 2017

US gasoline prices higher in 2017

 Texas gasoline taxes among lowest in United States U.S. regular retail gasoline prices averaged $2.41 per gallon (gal) in 2017, 27 cents/gal (13 per cent) higher than in 2016, but two cents/gal less than in 2015, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Higher crude oil prices in 2017 contributed to higher gasoline prices. In 3 of the […]

By January 4, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Trump Administration rolling back safety rules born from Deepwater Horizon disaster

Trump Administration rolling back safety rules born from Deepwater Horizon disaster

Scrapping regulations will save $28.8 million a year. BP has already spent $62 billion cleaning up after Deepwater Horizon disaster After reviewing off-shore oil and gas production safety regulations enacted by the Obama Administration after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster at the request of President Donald Trump, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) […]

By January 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Americans trust federal agencies more than White House, Congress on energy issues

Americans trust federal agencies more than White House, Congress on energy issues

Majority believe US on “right path” For energy independence, but distrust energy company information sources Americans across the political spectrum believe that U.S. federal agencies are the most credible source for energy information, more so than the news media and significantly more trustworthy than the White House or Congress. This finding was one of the […]

By December 29, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Permian Basin smashes production record from 1973 by 25 million barrels

Permian Basin smashes production record from 1973 by 25 million barrels

Permian production peak will push U.S. to new record liquids production by end of 2018 The prolific Permian Basin, a mature hydrocarbon ‘super basin’ located in west Texas and southeastern New Mexico, reached a new oil-production record of 815 million barrels or more* in 2017—far exceeding its previous peak of 790 million barrels set in […]

By December 28, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
US power sector CO2 emissions fall below transportation sector emissions

US power sector CO2 emissions fall below transportation sector emissions

Electric power’s share of non-carbon-emitting fuels such as nuclear, hydropower, wind, and solar has grown U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from the transportation sector reached 1,893 million metric tons (MMmt) from October 2015 through September 2016, exceeding electric power sector CO2 emissions of 1,803 MMmt over the same time period, according to the US Energy Information Administration. […]

By December 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
US biodiesel production still increasing despite expiration of tax credit

US biodiesel production still increasing despite expiration of tax credit

Biodiesel is typically more expensive than petroleum-based diesel Through the first nine months of 2017, U.S. biodiesel production levels were slightly higher than 2016 levels, despite the expiration of a federal biodiesel blender’s tax credit at the end of 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Domestic biodiesel production may continue to increase because […]

By December 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
US utility solar power generation dominated by crystalline silicon panels

US utility solar power generation dominated by crystalline silicon panels

70% of U.S. utility-scale solar PV capacity used crystalline silicon modules rather than thin-film Most of the growing number of installations of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) operating capacity across the United States have been systems that make use of crystalline silicon panels, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In 2016, 70 per cent of […]

By December 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
‘Refined’ coal accounts for 20% of US coal-fired power generation so far in 2017

‘Refined’ coal accounts for 20% of US coal-fired power generation so far in 2017

Refined coal was encouraged through tax credits in American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 The U.S. power sector consumption of coal is increasingly shifting to refined coal, even as coal-fired electricity generation decreases, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Refined coal has been processed to remove certain pollutants from raw, or feedstock, coal. Electricity […]

By December 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →