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Natural Gas Prices Drop Following Strong Production Growth

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook, January 2015Following a short-lived price increase in November, natural gas prices have dropped to their lowest levels since September 2012, reflecting strong domestic...

Posted January 29, 2015    

NERC Assessment Examines Winter Power System Reliability, Fuel Diversity

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on NERC 2014-15 Winter Reliability AssessmentThe North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC) recently released 2014-15 Winter Reliability Assessment finds that all assessment areas...

Posted January 25, 2015    

Friday Energy Facts: Regional Differences in China's Vehicle Adoption Reflect Differences in Income

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on the 2013 China Statistical Yearbook. Note: Vehicle density covers private vehicles, including passenger vehicles, trucks, and other.Oil demand and imports in China have increased...

Posted January 23, 2015    

Regional Refinery Trends Evolve to Accommodate Increased Domestic Crude Oil Production

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration. Note: As of January 1, 2014, there were 133 operating refineries with atmospheric crude oil distillation units (ACDU) totaling capacity of 18.9 million barrels per stream day. Heavy capacity denotes...

Posted January 18, 2015    

Friday Energy Facts: Market Expectations of Oil Price Uncertainty have Increased in Recent Months

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook, January 2015. Note: Confidence interval derived from options market information for the five trading days ending Jan. 8, 2015. Intervals not calculated for months with...

Posted January 16, 2015    

Wholesale Power Prices Increase Across the Country in 2014

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on SNL EnergyWholesale on-peak electricity prices were up at trading hubs across the nation between 2013 and 2014, driven largely by increases in spot natural gas prices and high energy demand...

Posted January 13, 2015    

U.S. Gasoline Prices End 2014 at Lowest Levels Since Mid-May 2009

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Gasoline and Diesel Fuel UpdateAcross the country, retail prices for regular grade gasoline reached the lowest levels in four years primarily as a result of falling crude prices in the second half of...

Posted January 9, 2015    

Crude Oil Prices Down Sharply in Fourth Quarter of 2014

Editor's note: Join Energy Collective contributors and energy experts Jesse Jenkins, Elias Hinckley, Jared Anderson, Robert Rapier, Jim Pierobon, and Geoffrey Styles on Monday 1/12/15 at 12pm Eastern for a live Twitter #...

Posted January 7, 2015    

Energy had Larger Price Declines than Most Nonenergy Commodities in 2014

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Bloomberg. Note: These commodities are included in the S&P GSCI Energy, Grains, Industrial Metals, and Precious Metals indices. All price changes reflect changes in front month futures...

Posted January 6, 2015    

Power Sector Employment Declines, Except for Renewable Electricity Generators

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. Note: 2014 data are preliminary.The electric power generation sector lost more than 5,800 jobs from January 2011 through June 2014 despite a gain of nearly 1,800 non-...

Posted December 26, 2014    

Despite Lower Crude Oil Prices, U.S. Crude Oil Production Expected to Grow in 2015

Source: North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, BloombergRepublished December 12, 4:00 p.m. to update data.The recent decline in crude oil prices has created the potential for weaker crude oil production. EIA's Drilling Productivity Report (...

Posted December 21, 2014    

Friday Energy Facts: OPEC Net Oil Export Revenues Expected to Fall in 2014 and 2015

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook. Note: OPEC is the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. Iran is excluded because current sanctions make it difficult to estimate revenues. The 2014 revenue...

Posted December 19, 2014