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U.S. crude oil exports increased and reached more destinations in 2017

U.S. crude oil exports grew to an average of 1.1 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2017, the second full year since restrictions on crude oil exports were removed. Crude oil exports in 2017 were nearly double the level of exports in 2016. Increased U.S. crude oil exports were supported by increasing U.S. crude oil […]

In Rocky Mountain region, increased crude production is being shipped by pipeline, rail

July 15, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on data from the Surface Transportation Board and Petroleum Supply MonthlyNote: Data for 2015 are average of January through April values. Rail and pipeline shipments of crude oil from the Rocky Mountain region (Petroleum Administration for Defense District 4) have steadily increased as regional crude oil […]

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 […]

Regional refinery trends evolve to accommodate increased domestic crude oil production

January 15, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration Note: As of January 1, 2014, there were 133 operating refineries with atmospheric crude oil distillation units (ACDU) totaling capacity of 18.9 million barrels per stream day. Heavy capacity denotes refineries with coking capacity; light capacity denotes refineries without coking capacity. Note: . Recent rapid growth in […]

Market expectations of oil price uncertainty have increased in recent months

January 14, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook, January 2015 Note: Confidence interval derived from options market information for the five trading days ending Jan. 8, 2015. Intervals not calculated for months with sparse trading in near-the-money options contracts. December was the sixth consecutive month in which monthly average Brent crude oil […]

California drought leads to less hydropower, increased natural gas generation

October 6, 2014 Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture The drought in California continues to increase in severity since California’s governor declared a state of drought emergency in January 2014. As of September 30, 58% of the state was classified as experiencing exceptional drought, the most intense drought category. These dry conditions limit hydropower generation, requiring […]

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 […]

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