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Energy Quote of the Day: Some Thoughts on US Natural Gas Inventories as Fall Approaches

August 24, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Natural Gas Inventories

Last winter’s unusually harsh weather drew down natural gas storage inventories well below five-year average levels and left the industry assessing the degree to which producers would replenish inventories ahead of heating demand season.[read more]

The Columbia River Basin Provides More than 40% of Total U.S. Hydroelectric Generation

July 7, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Columbia River Basin Hydro Power

Hydroelectric power plants located in the Columbia River Basin account for a little more than one third of all the hydroelectric capacity in the United States. The Columbia River runs from the Canadian Rockies and flows 1,214 miles through Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.[read more]

Where The US Got Its Oil From in 2013

June 25, 2014 by Robert Rapier

As events in Iraq continue to unfold, we have been getting quite a few queries on just how much oil the US imports from Iraq. The Energy Information Administration tracks US oil imports and finished product exports, and I recently tabulated our Top 10 sources of crude oil imports from 2013.[read more]

Five States and the Gulf of Mexico Produce More than 80% of U.S. Crude Oil

April 8, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

States and Crude Oil Production

Five states and the Gulf of Mexico supplied more than 80%, or 6 million barrels per day, of the crude oil (including lease condensate) produced in the United States in 2013. Texas alone provided almost 35%, according to preliminary 2013 data released in EIA's March Petroleum Supply Monthly.[read more]

The Odd Couple: Natural Gas and Renewables

November 15, 2013 by Herman Trabish
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Natural Gas and Renewables

The talk in Texas currently is about using its newly discovered shale gas abundance and its growing renewables capacity synergistically. But is natural gas a bridge to renewables or is it actually an environmental sin?[read more]

WANTED: A Climate Bounty

November 15, 2013 by Jim Baird

Climate Solutions and Rewards

Were we able to harness the force of hurricanes, we could not only service the energy needs of billions we could prevent death and destruction on a massive scale. And the crazy thing is we actually have the capability to do just that.[read more]

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Energy From Oil or Energy From Water?

August 26, 2013 by Jim Baird
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Water and Oil Energy Sources

The late, Dr. Richard Smalley, Nobel laureate in Chemistry said the Terawatt Challenge is to find the “new oil”—a basis for energy prosperity in the 21st century that is as enabling as oil and gas have been for the past century.[read more]