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Strong El Niño helps reduce US winter heating demand and fuel prices

Strong El Niño helps reduce US winter heating demand and fuel prices

 As El Niño event dissipates and demand increases, refinery heating oil prices forecast to increase 18 per cent by next winter Above-normal temperatures during the 2015-16 winter were a key factor in lowering heating demand and winter fuel expenditures. Compared with the 2014-15 winter, propane and heating oil demand decreased by 16 per cent and 45 per cent, respectively, and […]

‘Wind drought’ may have long-term implications for US energy power generation

‘Wind drought’ may have long-term implications for US energy power generation

Drop in wind levels affected states from Washington to Florida, caused wind power output to fall dramatically short of expectations – Rife The unprecedented drop in windiness affecting much of the United State in 2015 cannot be explained by the impacts of El Niño, says a new report, and the real cause could affect the development […]

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