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Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Natural gas deliveries to U.S. facilities producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) for export set a monthly record in July 2019, averaging 6.0 billion cubic feet per day Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects refinery runs to decline and average 17.0 million b/d in 2019. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) electric power sector survey data, almost 3,000 electric distribution companies—or utilities—were operating in the United States in 2017. Read more

Power Generation

For fossil fuels, the thermal conversion factors are based on the thermal energy released by burning or processing the fuels, also called their heat content. Read more

Power Generation

The Big Bend Modernization Project will convert Unit 1 into a natural gas combined-cycle unit. Read more

Power Generation

Estimated operating margins for corn-based fuel ethanol plants in the Midwest decreased to multiyear lows in 2019. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

U.S. total energy expenditures (the amount of money spent to consume energy in the United States) increased in 2017 for the first time since 2014, reaching $1.14 trillion. U.S. GDP Read more

Power Generation

The United States likely set a new daily record on Friday, July 19, of 44.5 billion cubic feet (Bcf) for natural gas consumption by electric power plants. Read more

Power Generation

Petroleum, which consists of crude oil and refined products such as gasoline, diesel, and propane, is the largest primary source of energy consumed in the United States. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

From July 15 through July 22, 2019, a heat wave extending from the Midwest to the Atlantic coast brought extremely high temperatures and humidity to those regions. Read more

Power Generation

As of the beginning of 2019, 41 states had at least one installed wind turbine. Of these 41 states, Texas had the largest number of turbines, with more than 13,000, and the most installed wind capacity, at 24.2 gigawatts. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) have been growing steadily and reached a new peak of 4.7 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in May 2019. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

The United States set a new record for natural gas consumption by electric power plants of 44.5 billion cubic feet per day. Much higher-than-normal temperatures, structural changes to the power sector, and low natural gas prices all contributed. Read more

Power Generation

Plant owners intend to retire another 17 GW of coal-fired capacity by 2025. Read more

Power Generation

Saudi Arabia’s crude oil production approached a four-year low in May 2019, averaging an estimated 9.9 million barrels per day (b/d), more than 1 million b/d lower than its all-time high in November 2018. Read more

Commodities

The Suez Canal and the SUMED Pipeline are strategic routes for Persian Gulf crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments to Europe and North America. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

In 2018, 89 utilities—or nearly half of all major U.S. electric utilities—tried to change electricity rates by filing rate cases with state regulatory commissions; this number was the largest number since 1983. Read more

Power Generation

In its July 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts Henry Hub natural gas spot prices for June, July, and August this year will average $2.37 per million British thermal units. Read more

Commodities

Unplanned crude oil production outages for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) averaged 2.5 million barrels per day (b/d) in the first half of 2019. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule allowing the year-round sale of motor gasoline blends containing up to 15% fuel ethanol, or E15. Read more

Regulations

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