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In the Midst of Volatile Oil Prices, U.S. Crude Oil Production Still Expected to Rise in 2015

The rapid decline in crude oil prices has exerted global pressure on the energy industry and nations heavily dependent upon oil.  Russia is a glaring example, with the precarious state of its currency largely tied to the precipitous drop in oil prices this year.  In the midst of such volatility, the outlook for the U.S. … Continue reading »

Natural Gas Pipelines to Bolster Bi-Directional Capacity in Northeast up to 32%, EIA Data Shows

By 2017, natural gas pipelines are projected to convert up to 32% of their pipeline capacity into the Northeast to support the bi-directional flow of natural gas out of the region to the South and West, according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) December 2, 2014 report.  It is well known that the increased … Continue reading »

U.S. 2013 Natural Gas Net Imports Lowest Since 1989 With Gas Production Setting a New Record

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently reported that U.S. natural gas net imports in 2013 were down 14% to 1,311 billion cubic feet (Bcf), which is the lowest since 1989.  According to the report, imports decreased by 8% during 2013 and were likely displaced by the production of domestic natural gas. Preliminary data shows that domestic … Continue reading »

U.S. Net Energy Imports and Coal Production Lowest in Decades

U.S. NET ENERGY IMPORTS AND COAL PRODUCTION LOWEST IN DECADES: U.S. net energy imports for 2013 and Q4 2013 coal production were reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) as being the lowest since more than 20 years ago.  The EIA’s latest Quarterly Coal Report reflects that Q4 2013 coal production (239.1 million short tons) … Continue reading »

U.S. Natural Gas Consumption Reaches Record High

U.S. NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION REACHES RECORD HIGH:  According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s last report, U.S. natural gas use in January 2014 was at record high of 3,218,645 million cubic feet (Mcf).  The majority of volume was delivered to residential customers and 661,523 Mcf of natural gas was delivered to fuel electric power. Posted … Continue reading »

U.S. Has Second Highest Oil/Petroleum Liquids Production in 25+ Years

U.S. HAS SECOND HIGHEST OIL/PETROLEUM LIQUIDS PRODUCTION IN 25+ YEARS: The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that U.S. Field Production of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products has been the highest since March 1986 in recent months.  In March 1986, 10,664 million barrels/day were produced – in November 2013, 10,632 million barrels/day and in January 2014, 10,578 million … Continue reading »

2013 U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Exports

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest report of U.S. Natural Gas Exports and Re-Exports by Country reflects liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) exports and re-exports dating back to 1985.  In 2013, the U.S. exported and re-exported a total of 2,924 Million Cubic Feet (Mcf) of LNG.  The majority of that volume was re-exported LNG, which “are shipments … Continue reading »

EIA Report of Comprehensive December 2013 and 2013 Total Energy Stats

EIA REPORT OF COMPREHENSIVE DECEMBER 2013 AND 2013 TOTAL ENERGY STATS: The U.S. Energy Information Administration Monthly Energy Review was changed in March 2014 and now contains 2013 preliminary statistics for U.S. total energy consumption, production, trade, and carbon dioxide emissions in the Energy Overview, Energy Consumption by Sector, and Environment sections of the report. Posted … Continue reading »

EIA Electric Power Monthly Update Reports “Shakeup” of Regional ISO Operations

The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its latest Electric Power Monthly Update on March 21, 2014, which reflects significant changes in regional electricity system operations that the report calls “the biggest shakeup in regional operating electric systems in recent years.”  The update discusses the MidContinent Independent System Operator (“MISO”) absorption of the Entergy electric system and 14 … Continue reading »

Energy Information Administration February 2014 Short-Term Energy Outlook Analyzes Uncertainties in Global Oil & Other Liquids Supply

ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION FEBRUARY 2014 SHORT-TERM ENERGY OUTLOOK ANALYZES UNCERTAINTIES IN GLOBAL OIL & OTHER LIQUIDS SUPPLY: On February 11, 2014, the Energy Information Administration issued its February 2014 Short-Term Energy Outlook, including a Special Analysis Supplement titled “Uncertainties in the Short-Term Global Petroleum and Other Liquids Supply Forecast” which discusses the uncertainties underlying the … Continue reading »

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