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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 »

FERC February 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update

FERC FEBRUARY 2014 ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE UPDATE: FERC’s February 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update, released March 20th, reflects developments in natural gas pipeline projects to service the Midwest and Southeast, LNG exports, gas-fired electricity generation, and electric transmission projects.  Posted by Brian Heslin, Mar. 29, 2014.

FERC FY 2015 Congressional Performance Budget Request and FY 2014 – FY 2018 Strategic Plan

FERC FY 2015 CONGRESSIONAL PERFORMANCE BUDGET REQUEST AND FY 2014-2018 STRATEGIC PLAN: Last week, FERC submitted its FY 2015 Congressional Performance Budget Request seeking $327,277,000 and its FY 2014 – FY 2018 Strategic Plan.  The budget request is an increase of 7.4% over the FY 2014 request, although 6.6% of that is attributable to a … Continue reading »

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: CFTC’s Misaligned Definition of Forward Contracts Gives Rise to Another Potential Burden on LDCs Under Dodd-Frank Position Limit Rules

In our recent post, “CFTC Forward vs. Trade Option: LDCs Still Struggle as Trade Option Reporting Deadline Looms,” we discussed the unintended impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) on energy industry participants, including natural gas local distribution companies (“LDCs”) that continue to struggle with Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) … Continue reading »

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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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