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EIA projects that U.S. coal demand will remain flat for several decades

EIA projects U.S. coal disposition-domestic demand and coal exports-to remain relatively flat through 2050 in the Annual Energy Outlook 2018 (AEO2018) Reference case, even as many coal-fired power plants are retired. Coal disposition for the next three decades averages 750 million short tons per year (MMst), down from the peak of nearly 1.2 million tons […]

EIA projects that U.S. coal demand will remain flat for several decades

EIA projects U.S. coal disposition-domestic demand and coal exports-to remain relatively flat through 2050 in the Annual Energy Outlook 2018 (AEO2018) Reference case, even as many coal-fired power plants are retired. Coal disposition for the next three decades averages 750 million short tons per year (MMst), down from the peak of nearly 1.2 million tons […]

Electricity demand by U.S. manufacturing has declined in recent years

Overall electricity use in U.S. manufacturing has declined in recent years, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Many manufacturing establishments have the option of generating their own electricity in addition to pulling directly from the electric grid to run their processes.

Texas electric grid serves record-high power demand

August 17, 2015 Source: EIA, based on Note: Data for 2015 are preliminary. During the recent heat wave in Texas, the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the operator of the electric grid covering most of the state, set a new record for electricity use when demand for electricity reached 69.8 gigawatts (GW) between 4:00 […]

U.S. nuclear outages are low during summer peak electricity demand season

July 24, 2015 Source: U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory Note: Standard industrial electrolyzer (left) and dedicated hydrogen storage (right) will be engaged in power-to-gas conversion research. Commercial-grade systems will be significantly larger. Large-scale electricity storage technologies are currently limited in use, with pumped hydroelectric storage accounting for more than 98% of total […]

U.S. nuclear outages are low during summer peak electricity demand season

July 17, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Outage data reflect only nuclear units that have operated or were intended to operate in the past year. As the country reaches the summer peak electricity demand season, nearly all U.S. nuclear generators have returned from refueling outages. Total outages were less than 1.5 gigawatts (GW) […]

Bulk chemical feedstock use a key part of increasing industrial energy demand

May 29, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015) Reference case Industrial sector energy consumption is expected to grow faster than all other sectors, according to EIA’s ), and petrochemical feedstocks. While some energy is used in the bulk chemical manufacturing process for heat and power, most energy in that industry […]

Low crude oil prices, increased gasoline demand lead to high refiner margins

May 20, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, from Bloomberg, L.P., Thomson ReutersNote: Dubai/Oman crude oil spot price is the average spot price of Dubai crude oil and Oman crude oil. Gasoline in the United States, especially on the U.S. East Coast, have reached several-year highs in recent months. Crack spreads, which reflect the difference […]

U.S. energy demand slows except for industrial, commercial sectors

April 29, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, ) U.S. energy consumption has slowed recently and is not anticipated to return to growth levels seen in the second half of the 20th century. EIA’s Reference case projections in the (AEO2015) show that domestic consumption is expected to grow at a modest 0.3% per year through […]

Floating LNG regasification is used to meet rising natural gas demand in smaller markets

April 27, 2015 Source: EIA, based on . Floating regasification is a flexible, cost-effective way to receive and process shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Floating regasification is increasingly being used to meet natural gas demand in smaller markets, or as a temporary solution until onshore regasification facilities are built. Of four countries planning to […]

Gasoline prices tend to have little effect on demand for car travel

December 15, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Federal Reserve Bank of St. LouisNote: VMT is vehicle miles traveled. Per capita figures reflect U.S. population age 16 and over. Vehicle miles traveled figures are 12-month rolling averages. Republished December 17, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to correct an error in the graph. The U.S. average […]

11 Lagos APC gov aspirants demand direct primaries

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Emmanuel Azuken, Political Editor LAGOS—Plans for tomorrow’s primaries to produce the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC for Lagos State took a twist last night after 11 of the 12 aspirants demanded a change of the procedures to allow for direct primaries. The stance of the 11 aspirants was purportedly to avoid constitutional […]

Lower demand, higher supply drive oil prices to lowest level since 2012

October 8, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Bloomberg The price of North Sea Brent crude oil has fallen to around $ 91 per barrel, the lowest level in more than two years and about 21% lower than its year-to-date peak of $ 115 per barrel on June 19. Before its recent decline, average monthly […]

U.S. coal exports fall on lower European demand, increased global supply

October 3, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on U.S. Census Bureau data Republished October 3, 2014, 12:35 p.m., to clarify graph units. U.S. coal exports have continued to decline from their record volumes in 2012. During the first half of 2014, coal exports totaled 52.3 million short tons (MMst), 16% below the same […]

Energy Talk – Changes in global supply and demand

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At the beginning of the month I pointed out that there are three components to the coming Energy Mess. The first of these is the steady increase in global demand for oil and its products, the second is the decline in production from existing wells and fields, and the third is the shrinking pool of […]

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