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Russia-China Deal Will Supply Siberian Natural Gas to China's Northern, Eastern Provinces

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Outlook 2013, IHS Energy, Eastern Bloc Research. Note: Volumes shown for Russia-China gas deal assume minimal contract obligations. Increases in these volumes will lessen the...

Posted August 22, 2014    

Steam Coal Imports Remain Down Sharply from Historic High in 2007

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants Report, Power Plant Operations Report, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Monthly Report of Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric...

Posted August 17, 2014    

Friday Energy Facts: India is Increasingly Dependent on Imported Fossil Fuels as Demand Continues to Rise

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy StatisticsIndia's dependence on imported fossil fuels rose to 38% in 2012, despite the country having significant domestic fossil fuel resources. India ranked as the fourth-...

Posted August 15, 2014    

Bakken Fuels North Dakota's Oil Production Growth

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Petroleum Supply Monthly and Drilling Productivity Report. Note: The Bakken counties total exceeds the North Dakota state total because the Bakken counties include crude oil production from some...

Posted August 12, 2014    

Marcellus Region Production Continues Growth

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Drilling Productivity ReportNatural gas production in the Marcellus Region exceeded 15 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) through July, the first time ever recorded, according to EIA's latest Drilling...

Posted August 10, 2014    

Energy Production and Other Mining Account for a Large Percentage of Some State Economies

Source: U.S. Commerce Department, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Regional Economic Accounts. Note: BEA uses the value-added approach to estimate industrial contribution to GDP by state, or gross state product, presenting industrial value-added...

Posted August 8, 2014    

Nonhydro Renewables Now Routinely Surpass Hydropower Generation

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly and Short-Term Energy OutlookApril marked the eighth consecutive month that total monthly nonhydro renewable generation exceeded hydropower generation. Only a decade ago,...

Posted August 3, 2014    

As Cash Flow Flattens, Major Energy Companies Increase Debt, Sell Assets

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Evaluate Energy database. Note: Annualized means each point on the graph is the sum of the previous four quarters. Thus, the first-quarter 2014 results on an annualized basis mean the data...

Posted August 1, 2014    

Friday Energy Facts: Oil and Natural Gas Sales Accounted for 68% of Russia's Total Export Revenues in 2013

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Russia Federal Customs Service. Note: Natural gas includes liquefied natural gas (LNG) sales.Russia is a major exporter of crude oil, petroleum products, and natural gas. Sales of these fuels...

Posted July 25, 2014    

Friday Energy Facts: Oil and Natural Gas Resource Categories Reflect Varying Degrees of Certainty

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration. Note: Resource categories are not drawn to scale relative to the actual size of each resource category. The graphic shown above is applicable only to oil and natural gas resources.Crude oil and...

Posted July 18, 2014    

Fuel Economy Improvements Show Diminishing Returns in Fuel Savings

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2014 Note: Calculations in graphic assume a fuel price of $3.50 per gallon and annual travel of 12,000 miles per vehicle.Fuel costs, which depend on vehicle fuel economy, miles...

Posted July 15, 2014    

Production of Fossil Fuels from Federal and Indian Lands Fell in 2013

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of the Interior Note: The federal fiscal year runs October 1-September 30. NGPL denotes natural gas plant liquids.Sales volumes of fossil fuels from production on federal and Indian...

Posted July 13, 2014