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Energy Information Administration (EIA)

EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook forecasts that the typical U.S. residential household will consume about 3,080 kilowatthours of electricity this summer (June through August), down 5% from the average summer consumption in 2018. Read more

Power Generation

Primary energy consumption in the United States reached a record high of 101.3 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2018, up 4% from 2017 and 0.3% above the previous record set in 2007. Read more

Power Generation

EIA’s expected average is down 3% from the 2018 summer average of $2.85/gal, mainly because EIA expects crude oil prices will be lower than last summer. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

Export volumes by destination changed significantly during the year, as U.S. crude oil exports to China fell and exports to other destinations such as South Korea, Taiwan, and Canada increased. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

More than 80% of Idaho’s in-state utility-scale electricity generation came from renewable resources in 2018, the second-largest share of any state in the country, behind only Vermont. Read more

Power Generation

Electricity routinely flows among the Lower 48 states and, to a lesser extent, between the United States and Canada and Mexico. Read more

Power Generation

New methanol plants under development in the U.S. are increasing natural gas consumption in the industrial sector. Read more

Downstream

Gross inputs to U.S. petroleum refineries, also referred to as refinery runs, averaged 17.3 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2018, the highest annual average on record and the fifth consecutive year of record-high refinery runs. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Texas has more energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than any other state, while Vermont has the least, according to EIA’s recently released Energy-related Carbon Dioxide Emissions by State, 2005-2016. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

RNG’s share of natural gas supply in California’s transportation sector grew from approximately 10% in 2013 to 70% in 2018, reaching more than 30 million diesel gallon equivalent. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

Although several nuclear power plants have closed since 2010, a combination of added capacity through uprates and shorter refueling and maintenance cycles allowed the remaining nuclear power plants to produce more electricity. In the near future. Read more

Power Generation

Since 2012, when horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques became more common, U.S. production of natural gas plant liquids (NGPL) has significantly increased, averaging 4.3 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2018. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

Petroleum refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast increasingly rely on merchant suppliers, rather than their own production, to provide the hydrogen used to reduce the sulfur content of fuel. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Proved reserves of crude oil in the U.S. increased 19.5 percent from year-end 2016, rising to 39.2 billion barrels and surpassing the previous peak level of U.S. crude oil proved reserves of 39 billion barrels set in 1970. Read more

Commodities

A decade ago, in December 2008, shale gas and tight oil accounted for 16% of total U.S. gas production and about 12% of U.S. total crude oil production. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

SO2 and NOx emissions from the U.S. electric power sector have declined over the past several decades. Read more

Power Generation

EIA projects that, for the first time since the 1950s, the United States will export more energy than it imports by 2020 as increases in crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas plant liquids production outpace growth in U.S. energy consumption. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

Cold weather and a polar vortex blanketed much of the Lower 48 states from January 29–31, resulting in record natural gas consumption in the United States. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

The implementation of new regulations affecting marine fuel specifications will have implications for crude oil and petroleum product markets over the coming decade. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

In the United States, decreasing demand for coal has contributed to lower coal production, which has fallen by more than one-third since peak production in 2008. Read more

Power Generation

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