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Crude oil surpassed hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGL) to become the largest U.S. petroleum export. U.S. crude oil exports increased by 787,000 b/d, or almost 80%, from the first half of 2017 to the first half of 2018. Much of this crude oil went to... more

Refining/Petrochemical

Hurricane Florence affected the natural gas market last week as lower electricity consumption resulted in decreased natural gas consumption by natural gas-fired electricity generators. more

Power Generation

Nearly one-third of U.S. households (31%) reported facing a challenge in paying energy bills or sustaining adequate heating and cooling in their homes in 2015. more

Power Generation

Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) received about $567 billion in net oil export revenues in 2017, up 29% from revenues in 2016. more

Refining/Petrochemical

The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, located 50 miles east of Philadelphia in Forked River, New Jersey, is scheduled to retire on Monday. more

Power Generation

Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall near the area of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as a Category 2 storm on Friday. more

Power Generation

The United States likely surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest crude oil producer earlier this year, based on preliminary estimates in EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). more

Drilling & Exploration

Electricity generators that use fossil fuels continue to be the most common sources of electricity generation in most states. more

Natural Gas

In June 2018, natural gas production in the Haynesville shale formation, located in northeastern Texas and Louisiana, averaged 6.4 billion cubic feet per day. more

Natural Gas

Enterprise Products Partners LP is developing an offshore crude oil export terminal off the Texas Gulf Coast. Rangeland Energy has commenced operations at its STEPS terminal. Global trade in LNG reached 38.2 billion cubic feet per day in 2017. more

Tanks/Terminals/Storage

Every month, EIA collects information about all utility-scale power plants in the U.S... The National Energy Technology Laboratory has launched a cooperative research...U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) recently chaired a hearing to conduct... more

Power Generation

U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2017 fell to 5.14 billion metric tons, 0.9% lower than their 2016 levels, and coal emissions were the primary driver behind the decline. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

In 2016, all activities in the United States consumed 301 million British thermal units (Btu) of energy per person (per capita), a 1% decrease from the level in 2015 and the lowest level since 1967. However, total per capita energy consumption varies more

Power Generation

The U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline on August 27, 2018, was $2.83 per gallon (gal), the highest price on the Monday before Labor Day since 2014, when it was $3.45/gal. more

Natural Gas

Ethane prices at Mont Belvieu, Texas, from August 1–28, 2018, averaged $2.38 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) higher than natural gas spot prices at the U.S. benchmark Henry Hub in Louisiana during that same period. more

Natural Gas

Gross production of natural gas in the United States has generally been increasing for more than a decade and in recent months has been more than 10% higher compared with the same months in 2017. more

Natural Gas

EIA’s August Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts that U.S. crude oil production will average 10.7 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2018 and 11.7 million b/d in 2019. If realized, both of these forecast levels would surpass the previous record. more

Refining/Petrochemical

The turnover of household vehicles has slowed since 2009, based on U.S. Department of Transportation surveys of household vehicle travel. more

Maintenance & Reliability

The U.S. port district of Houston-Galveston in Texas recently began exporting more crude oil than it imported for the first time on record. more

Offshore & Marine

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