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Friday Energy Facts: Renewable Share of U.S. Energy Consumption Highest Since 1930s

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review. Note: Sector shares represent the renewable share of primary energy consumed in the sector.Renewable energy accounted for 9.8% of total domestic energy consumption in 2014. This...

Posted May 29, 2015    

Under Clean Power Plan, Natural Gas, then Renewables, Gain Generation Share

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Analysis of the Impacts of the Clean Power PlanEIA's recently released analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan rule shows it would result in major changes in the...

Posted May 28, 2015    

Friday Energy Facts: Low Crude Oil Prices, Increased Gasoline Demand Lead to High Refiner Margins

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, from Bloomberg, L.P., Thomson Reuters. Note: Dubai/Oman crude oil spot price is the average spot price of Dubai crude oil and Oman crude oil.Gasoline crack spreads in the United States, especially on...

Posted May 22, 2015    

Nonpetroleum Share of Transportation Energy at Highest Level Since 1954

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy ReviewRepublished May 18, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to correct an error in the graphIn the United States, petroleum is by far the most-consumed transportation fuel. But recently the share of...

Posted May 19, 2015    

Average Size of New Commercial Buildings in United States Continues to Grow

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS)Increases in the size of commercial buildings have outpaced increases in the number of those buildings over the past decade, according to EIA's...

Posted May 17, 2015    

Friday Energy Facts: Projected Electric Capacity Additions are Below Recent Historical Levels

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2015 Reference Case and Annual Electric Generator Report (Form EIA-860). Note: Other includes hydropower, geothermal, biomass, municipal solid waste, and other gaseous fuels used...

Posted May 15, 2015    

Implications of Higher Domestic Crude Production for U.S. Refining

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Turner, Mason & CompanyIn response to multiple requests over the past years, EIA is developing a series of analyses that address the implications of current limitations on crude oil...

Posted May 12, 2015    

Natural Gas, Renewables Projected to Provide Larger Shares of Electricity Generation

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2015Republished 1:15 p.m. May 4, 2015 to correct an error in the graph.EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015) Reference case projects that electricity consumption will...

Posted May 10, 2015    

U.S. Energy Demand Slows Except for Industrial, Commercial Sectors

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (interactive table viewer)U.S. energy consumption has slowed recently and is not anticipated to return to growth levels seen in the second half of the 20th century. EIA's...

Posted May 8, 2015    

Oil Trade Off Yemen Coast Grew by 20% to 4.7 Million Barrels Per Day in 2014

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Lloyd's List Intelligence, Suez Canal Transit Authority, Eurostat, and Global Trade Atlas, using EIA conversion factors.While Yemen is not a major oil-producing country, its coast borders the...

Posted May 3, 2015    

Projections Show U.S. Becoming a Net Exporter of Natural Gas

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (interactive table viewer)Republished April 28, 2015, 11:00 a.m., to correct an error in the text.In its recently released Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015), EIA expects...

Posted May 1, 2015    

UK's Renewable Energy Targets Drive Increases in U.S. Wood Pellet Exports

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on U.S. International Trade Commission.In 2014, almost three-quarters of all U.S. wood pellet exports were delivered to the United Kingdom (UK), mainly for the purpose of generating electricity...

Posted April 26, 2015