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North Dakota Natural Gas Flaring Targets Challenged by Rapid Production Growth

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, with data from the North Dakota Industrial CommissionIncreases in North Dakota's crude oil production have resulted in increased associated natural gas production from oil reservoirs, especially in...

Posted November 20, 2015    

As Total U.S. Crude Oil Imports Fall, Canada's Import Supply Share Rises

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Petroleum Supply MonthlyAlthough overall U.S. crude oil imports have been declining since 2005, crude oil imports from Canada have been increasing. As of August, Canada provided 45% of all crude oil...

Posted November 17, 2015    

High Distillate Fuel Oil Inventories in Central Atlantic Weighing on Distillate Spot Price

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Weekly Petroleum Status ReportStocks of distillate fuel oil in the Central Atlantic, which encompasses the New York Harbor region, have risen nearly every week since April, reaching 36.9 million...

Posted November 13, 2015    

U.S. Propane Exports Increasing, Reaching More Distant Markets

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of CommerceAs U.S. propane production has increased and domestic demand has remained relatively flat, the United States has transitioned from being a net propane importer to a net...

Posted November 12, 2015    

Working Natural Gas in Storage Matches Record Level

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Weekly Natural Gas Storage ReportWorking natural gas in storage reached 3,929 billion cubic feet (Bcf) as of October 30, according to EIA's latest Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report. This level matches...

Posted November 11, 2015    

Texas Expected to Keep Breaking Wind Generation Records as Wind Capacity Grows

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Note: Hourly averaged generation shown. Instantaneous peaks highlighted in the hour in which they occurred.Wind generation on the Texas...

Posted November 10, 2015    

Despite Recent Closures, U.S. Nuclear Capacity is Scheduled to Increase by 2020

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review. Note: Capacity for 2016-20 is based on scheduled retirements and additions and does not take into account uprates or any not-yet-announced reductions in nuclear capacity.Update...

Posted November 9, 2015    

Increased Recycling May Reduce Metals Sector Energy Use in China

Source: U.S. Geological Survey and Bureau of International Recycling Ferrous DivisionChina produces more steel and aluminum than any other country. Secondary production, or producing metal from recycled scrap metal, is the primary opportunity to...

Posted November 6, 2015    

Chinese Policies Aim to Increase Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy StatisticsFrom 1998 to 2012, the energy consumption of buildings in China grew by about 7.7% per year, much faster than China's average annual population increase, which was less...

Posted November 5, 2015    

Beyond China, Other Southeast Asian Countries Plan for Significant Hydroelectric Additions

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Statistics and compiled press reports. Note: Other Southeast Asia includes Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, and Singapore.China's substantial development of...

Posted November 3, 2015    

United Arab Emirates Plans to Increase Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy StatisticsThe United Arab Emirates (UAE) was the world's sixth-largest oil producer in 2014, and the second-largest producer of petroleum and other liquids in the Organization of...

Posted November 2, 2015    

India Likely to Experience Continued Growth in Electricity Use for Air Conditioning

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Energy Policy. Note: Cooling degree days shown here are based on a 65 °F (18 °C) base temperature.Energy demand for space cooling is growing rapidly in India and around the world, driven by...

Posted October 30, 2015    

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