Tag: forecasts/projections

US energy-related carbon dioxide emissions expected to fall in 2017 but rise in 2018

US energy-related carbon dioxide emissions expected to fall in 2017 but rise in 2018

Non-carbon electricity generation (primarily hydro power) to decline by 5 billion kWh Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell in both 2015 and 2016, and they are expected to fall again in 2017, based on forecasts in EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook. However, EIA forecasts a 2.2 per cent increase in energy-related CO2 emissions in 2018. An annual […]

By October 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
US heating costs likely to be higher this winter

US heating costs likely to be higher this winter

 Heating oil use much more common in Northeast regions Most U.S. households can expect higher heating expenditures this winter (October through March) than the last two winters according to EIA’s Winter Fuels Outlook. Higher expected winter heating expenditures are the result of both more heating demand because of relatively colder weather and, to a lesser extent, […]

By October 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Rapidly growing energy consumption in India increases faster than other regions

Rapidly growing energy consumption in India increases faster than other regions

 Residences share of electricity rises 46% 2015 to 68% in 2040 EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO2017) projects that among all regions of the world, the fastest growth in building energy consumption through 2040 will occur in India, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In the IEO2017 Reference case, delivered energy consumption for residential and commercial […]

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World energy use to rise 28% by 2040 – US Energy Information Administration

World energy use to rise 28% by 2040 – US Energy Information Administration

Coal use projected to decline in China by 0.6% per year from 2015 to 2040 The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO2017) projects that world energy consumption will grow by 28 per cent between 2015 and 2040, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Most of this growth is expected to come from […]

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US news brief July 18: Big Oil applauds Trump NAFTA plans to further integrate Canada into USA oil/gas market

US news brief July 18: Big Oil applauds Trump NAFTA plans to further integrate Canada into USA oil/gas market

Also in this brief: Gasoline to average $2.38/gallon ($.79CDN/litre) this summer API calls for tighter integration of North American oil/gas markets as Canada seeks new markets in Asia Jack Gerard, CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, says he is pleased to see the Trump Administration’s recommendations for “modernizing” the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to […]

Brent, WTI crude oil prices to average $50 per barrel through 2018

Brent, WTI crude oil prices to average $50 per barrel through 2018

Without further OPEC agreement, EIA expects lower prices in 2018 than forecast Brent crude oil spot prices to average $51/b in 2017 and $52/b in 2018. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices are expected to be $2/b lower than Brent prices in 2017 and 2018, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Daily and […]

Future coal production depends on resources and technology, not just policy

Future coal production depends on resources and technology, not just policy

By 2040, coal production drops to roughly 50% of level of when coal production peak reached The US Energy Information Administration projects that trends in coal production in the United States could range from flat to continuing declines through 2040. Electric power generation accounts for more than 92 per cent of U.S. coal demand, and […]

Fuel economy improvements projected to reduce future gasoline use

Fuel economy improvements projected to reduce future gasoline use

New light-duty vehicles increasing from 25 mpg in 2015 to 36 mpg in 2025 Anticipated changes in energy consumption by light-duty vehicles in the United States are based on two factors: the amount of travel and the fuel economy of the vehicles used, according to the US Energy Information Administration. The Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017) […]

US nuclear generation expected to decline as power plants retire

US nuclear generation expected to decline as power plants retire

Capital investment needed to extend life of nuclear plants beyond 60 years is currently unknown Nuclear power currently accounts for about 20 per cent of electricity generation in the United States, playing an important role in electricity markets, according to the US Energy Information Administration. EIA’s 2017 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO2017) Reference case assumes that about […]

Comparing value of electricity generation/fuel is complex question – EIA

Comparing value of electricity generation/fuel is complex question – EIA

 Some power plants operate around the clock, while others operate only during times of high demand Cost is one of the key factors influencing the choice of fuels and technologies used to generate electricity, according to the US Energy Information Administration. But capital, maintenance, operating, and financing costs often vary significantly across technologies and fuels. […]