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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma lead to higher gasoline prices in Florida

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma lead to higher gasoline prices in Florida

Evacuations of large population centers preceding the hurricane increased gasoline purchases Hurricane Irma significantly disrupted gasoline markets in Florida, first by prompting increased demand and then by disrupting the supply chain needed to deliver the fuel, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The evacuation of people in anticipation of Hurricane Irma led to higher […]

By September 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Hurricane Irma cut power to nearly two-thirds of Florida’s electricity customers

Hurricane Irma cut power to nearly two-thirds of Florida’s electricity customers

After Hurricane Irma made landfall, 64% lower power demand then during same hours in 2016 Hurricane Irma struck Florida on Sept. 10, 2017, and knocked out power to 6.7 million electricity customers—64 per cent of all customer accounts in the state, according to reports compiled by the Florida Division of Emergency Management. About 100,000 customers (1 […]

By September 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Hurricane Irma may cause problems for East Coast energy infrastructure

Hurricane Irma may cause problems for East Coast energy infrastructure

Significant power outages have already been reported in U.S. Virgin Islands Hurricane Irma, one of the largest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic, caused significant damage to the northeastern Caribbean and is currently projected to make landfall this weekend, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Current model forecasts project that Hurricane Irma will then […]

By September 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Tiny Wyoming tops oil and gas giant Texas by a mile as biggest energy producing state

Tiny Wyoming tops oil and gas giant Texas by a mile as biggest energy producing state

 Wyoming provides 40% of American coal, is 6th biggest natural gas producer EIA recently released State Energy Data System estimates for net energy supply, which provide data on each state’s total primary energy production and consumption. Wyoming, Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and North Dakota ranked as the top five net suppliers of energy in 2015, according to […]

Thanksgiving holiday causes unique electricity usage patterns across the country

Thanksgiving holiday causes unique electricity usage patterns across the country

 Unique electricity usage pattern seen on Thanksgiving Day reflects the holiday’s popular activities In terms of electricity usage, Thanksgiving Day is one of the most unusual days of the year. Typically at this time of year, electric loads in most regions have a small peak in the morning and a larger peak in the evening, […]

By December 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Fort Calhoun becomes fifth U.S. nuclear plant to retire in past five years

Fort Calhoun becomes fifth U.S. nuclear plant to retire in past five years

As plant owners make decision to retire nuclear plants, utilities must replace lost nuclear capacity with generation from other sources The Fort Calhoun Nuclear Generating Station, located near Omaha, Nebraska, shut down on Monday, Oct. 24, after the Omaha Public Power District voted in June to retire the plant, citing economic reasons as the main […]

By October 31, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Hurricane Matthew cuts power to almost 800,000 Florida homes, businesses

Hurricane Matthew cuts power to almost 800,000 Florida homes, businesses

Hurricane Matthew first major hurricane threatening a direct hit on US in over 10 years Electricity companies in Florida said Hurricane Matthew knocked out power to almost 800,000 homes and businesses on Friday as the storm blasted the state’s east coast. Though still early, the number of power outages did not seem as high as previously projected. […]

By October 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Hurricane Matthew may cause problems for East Coast energy infrastructure

Hurricane Matthew may cause problems for East Coast energy infrastructure

Governors in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia declared states of emergency in advance of storm’s arrival Hurricane Matthew is moving near or over the east coast of Florida as a Category 3 storm Friday morning. The storm is on track to move north along the East Coast as far as North Carolina this weekend, […]

By October 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Florida “Ban Fracking” pledge based on predictably false claims

Florida “Ban Fracking” pledge based on predictably false claims

Florida boasts a long history of responsible energy development as well as a long tradition of environmental activism By Carson Mutch, EnergyInDepth This week a group called “Floridians Against Fracking” (FAF) claimed to have the signatures of 101 political candidates pledging their support of efforts to ban fracking in Florida. If all of these politicians […]

By September 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Crews returned to evacuated oil platforms as Hermine tracks northeast

Crews returned to evacuated oil platforms as Hermine tracks northeast

Hermine expected to hit Florida’s north Gulf Coast Thursday evening By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla., Sept 1 (Reuters) – Florida prepared for what could be the first hurricane to strike the state in more than a decade as Tropical Storm Hermine picked up strength on Thursday, blasting its way toward the state’s northern Gulf Coast. […]

By September 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →