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U.S. net energy imports in 2017 fall to their lowest levels since 1982

Total net energy imports to the United States fell to 7.3 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) in 2017, a 35% decrease from 2016 and the lowest level since 1982, when both gross imports and gross exports were much lower.

U.S. crude oil production growth helps reduce Gulf Coast imports

June 22, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, In recent years, higher domestic production of light, tight crude oil has regions. One of the key characteristics of crude oil is its density, measured by . Less-dense liquids have higher API gravities. Crude oils with API gravities of 35 or above are considered light; 27 to […]

Net imports of natural gas fall to lowest level since 1987

May 21, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy U.S. net imports of natural gas decreased 9% in 2014, continuing an eight-year decline. As U.S. dry natural gas production has reached record highs, lower domestic prices have helped to displace natural gas imports. Net natural gas […]

Increasing domestic production of crude oil reduces net petroleum imports

April 21, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, )Note: Product supplied is used as a proxy for consumption. In its recently released (AEO2015) Reference case, EIA expects U.S. crude oil production to rise through 2020 as oil prices recover from their steep decline, reducing net petroleum (crude oil and petroleum products) imports. AEO 2015 explores […]

U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel imports decline 36% in 2014

March 20, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, After reaching and the absence of a late-year influx of volumes from Argentina were two main factors in this decline. The strongest drivers of the resurgence in U.S. biomass-based diesel demand since 2012 have been increasing RFS targets and the on-again, off-again biodiesel tax credit. Biodiesel and […]

EIA tracking tool shows light-sweet crude oil imports to Gulf Coast virtually eliminated

February 10, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Heavy crude has an API gravity <= 27. Light crude has an API gravity >= 35. Medium crude has an API gravity between 27 and 35. Sweet crude has 0.5% sulfur content or less. Sour crude has more than 0.5% sulfur content. The increase in U.S. […]

EIA releases new online tool to track crude oil imports

November 21, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration EIA’s recently released , designed to analyze crude oil imports in response to growing domestic production, allows users to sort and display imports by month or year, density (i.e., light, medium, heavy), country of origin, port of entry, processing company, processing refinery, and more. The tool features […]

Hawaii and U.S. Territories aim to increase fuel diversity with LNG imports

August 19, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, State Energy Data System and International Energy Statistics Note: 2012 shares for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa based on 2011, the most recently available data. Data for the Northern Mariana Islands were unavailable. Unlike the rest of the United States, energy consumption in […]

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