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New England Relying More on Natural Gas Along with Hydroelectric Imports from Canada

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, from ISO New EnglandRepublished August 25, 2014 to correct the statement that attributed the proposed construction of new transmission lines to the New England Independent System Operator (ISO-NE)....

Posted August 31, 2014    

U.S. Liquid Fuels Production Growth more than Offsets Unplanned Supply Disruptions

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook August 2014 and IntercontinentalExchange. Note: The difference between U.S. liquid fuels and crude oil production represents production of hydrocarbon gas liquids, biofuels,...

Posted August 29, 2014    

Energy Reform Could Increase Mexico's Long-Term Oil Production by 75%

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Outlook 2014 preliminary projectionsOn August 11, Mexico's president signed into law legislation that will open its oil and natural gas markets to foreign direct investment,...

Posted August 26, 2014    

Natural Gas Serves a Small, but Growing, Portion of China's Total Energy Demand

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, IHS EDIN. Note: Click to enlarge. China relies heavily on domestic coal (and to a lesser extent oil) to meet rising energy consumption. To reduce air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, the...

Posted August 24, 2014    

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