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Despite Decline in Some Regions, World Oil Consumption Still Seen Rising

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Outlook 2014The largest potential for growth in demand for liquid fuels lies in the emerging economies of China, India, and countries in the Middle East, according to EIA's...

Posted September 15, 2014    

Natural Gas, Solar, and Wind Led Power Plant Capacity Additions in the First Half of 2014

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly, August 2014 edition with June 2014 data. Note: Data include facilities with a net summer capacity of 1 MW and above only.In the first six months of 2014, 4,350 megawatts (MW)...

Posted September 12, 2014    

Friday Energy Facts: Residential Electricity Prices are Rising

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, August 2014 Electric Power Monthly. Note: Data are preliminary. Note: Map of U.S. Census divisions.U.S. retail residential electricity prices for the first half of 2014 averaged 12.3 cents per...

Posted September 5, 2014    

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