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Marcellus Region Production Continues Growth

August 10, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Marcellus Region Production

Natural gas production in the Marcellus Region exceeded 15 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) through July, the first time ever recorded. The Marcellus Region is the largest producing shale gas basin in the United States, accounting for almost 40% of U.S. shale gas production.[read more]

The Shale 'Revolution' Is About Gas Prices & Oil Production

July 17, 2014 by James Coleman
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Shale Gas Boom and Effects

I’d like to make a quick point about the “shale revolution,” which may be old news to those immersed in North American energy policy but might be helpful to those just starting to think about the wider implications of increased North American production of oil and gas.[read more]

Friday Energy Facts: Domestic Production Satisfies 84% of Total U.S. Energy Demand in 2013

June 6, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

US Domestic Production

Total U.S. energy production reached 81.7 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) in 2013, enough to satisfy 84% of total U.S. energy demand, which totaled 97.5 quads. Natural gas was the largest domestically produced energy resource for the third year in a row.[read more]

Friday Energy Facts: US Biomass-Based Diesel Imports Increase to Record Levels in 2013

May 9, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy
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US Biomass Diesel Imports

The United States imports two varieties of biomass-based diesel fuel—biodiesel and renewable diesel. Last year, total U.S. imports of these two varieties of biomass-based diesel fuel reached 525 million gallons, compared to 61 million gallons in 2012.[read more]