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Natural gas production in Bakken region increases at faster rate than oil production

Natural gas production in Bakken region increases at faster rate than oil production

 New targets set in 2014 to limit flaring to 10% by Oct. 1, 2020 In North Dakota’s Bakken region, the ratio of natural gas production relative to crude oil, known as the gas-oil ratio, has been gradually increasing since 2008 and has increased at a faster rate since 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. […]

By November 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Biomass and waste fuels made up 2% of total US electricity generation in 2016

Biomass and waste fuels made up 2% of total US electricity generation in 2016

Biomass gas-generating plants typically operate at high utilization rates Biomass and waste fuels generated 71.4 billion kilowatthours of electricity in 2016, or 2 per cent of total generation in the United States, according to EIA’s recently released annual electric power data. Biomass fuels are defined as all non-fossil, carbon-based (biogenic) energy sources. Waste fuels are defined […]

By November 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
US gasoline prices this Thanksgiving are higher than previous two years

US gasoline prices this Thanksgiving are higher than previous two years

American gasoline prices continue to be closely linked to crude oil prices Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, U.S. retail regular-grade gasoline averaged $2.57 per gallon (gal), up 41 cents/gal from the same time last year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Although gasoline prices are higher than in both 2015 and 2016, the […]

By November 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
US power generation using less natural gas each year, despite shift from coal – EIA

US power generation using less natural gas each year, despite shift from coal – EIA

Natural gas consumption in power sector highest in summer months because of high demand from air conditioning Based on data through Aug., year-over-year declines in US electric power sector consumption have been partially offset by changes in natural gas trade, as exports have increased and imports have remained relatively flat. EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook expects the […]

By November 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Energy industry says Rick Perry’s proposal to subsidize coal, nuclear power costly, unsupported by evidence

Energy industry says Rick Perry’s proposal to subsidize coal, nuclear power costly, unsupported by evidence

Record does not support discriminatory payments proposed by DOE A diverse group of a dozen energy industry associations representing oil, natural gas, wind, solar, efficiency, and other energy technologies recently submitted reply comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) continuing their opposition to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking on grid resiliency pricing. Action by […]

By November 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
American CO2 emissions from coal fell by record amount in 2015, led by Texas and Midwest

American CO2 emissions from coal fell by record amount in 2015, led by Texas and Midwest

Most decrease in coal-fired electricity generation was replaced with increases in natural gas-fired generation Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with coal consumption in the United States fell by a record 231 million metric tons in 2015, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. More than 60 per cent of the annual decrease occurred in 10 […]

By November 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
US exports of crude, gasoline, distillates, LPG booming

US exports of crude, gasoline, distillates, LPG booming

US exports of crude over 2 million b/d recently As US exports of crude topped 2 million barrels per day (b/d) in recent weeks, gasoline, distillate and LPG exports have also increased. Enterprise’s Morgan’s Point terminal located on the Gulf Coast came online last year along with Sunoco’s Marcus Hook terminal on the East Coast.  […]

By November 9, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Coal stockpiles at US power plants have fallen since last year

Coal stockpiles at US power plants have fallen since last year

 57% of US coal-fired electricity generating capacity had over 60 days of burn In Aug. 2017, coal stockpiles at electric power plants were 144 million tons, the lowest monthly level since late 2014, according to EIA’s Electric Power Monthly. Coal stockpiles at U.S. coal-fired power plants typically follow a seasonal pattern of increasing during the spring […]

By November 9, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
EIA forecasts growth in world nuclear electricity capacity, led by non-OECD countries

EIA forecasts growth in world nuclear electricity capacity, led by non-OECD countries

 United States operates world’s largest nuclear fleet with 99 reactors The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects global nuclear capacity will grow at an average annual rate of 1.6 per cent from 2016 through 2040, led predominantly by countries outside of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). EIA expects China to continue leading world […]

By November 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
House Republicans propose scrapping $7,500 EV tax credit

House Republicans propose scrapping $7,500 EV tax credit

Dumping of EV tax credit panned by automakers, environmentalists US House Republicans looking for ways to fund tax cuts are proposing to eliminate the $7,500 EV tax credit which helped boost sales of electric vehicles. Currently, the EV tax credit phases out after an automaker sells 200,000 plug-in vehicles.  The tax credit was implemented to […]

By November 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →