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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 […]

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 […]

Nonhydro electricity storage increasing as new policies are implemented

April 3, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Although pumped hydroelectric storage makes up most of the total electricity storage capacity in the United States, nonhydro storage has doubled in electric power sector capacity from 160 megawatts (MW) to nearly 350 MW over the past five years. About 98% of the U.S. electricity storage is […]

Oil production in federal Gulf of Mexico expected to continue increasing

March 3, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration Note: Production data have not yet been reported for four of the eight fields (Cardamom Deep, Jack, St. Malo, and Tubular Bells). Because of the long timelines associated with Gulf of Mexico (GOM) projects, the recent downturn in oil prices is expected to have minimal direct impact […]

Presalt oil and natural gas provide an increasing share of Brazil’s production

January 9, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis In 2013, Brazil produced 2.0 million barrels per day (bbl/d) of crude oil and nearly one trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gross natural gas. Within these figures, the share of production from presalt resources found under thick layers of […]

Several states are adding or increasing incentives for electric vehicle charging stations

December 11, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on During the past few years, several models of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), including battery electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), have been introduced in the light-duty vehicle market. PEVs are , which is related to battery capacity, and can usually travel between […]

Number of natural gas customers participating in customer choice programs is increasing

December 3, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Data not collected in 2009-11. Republished December 3, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to correct map note. Eligibility and participation in customer choice programs, which allow residential and commercial customers to purchase natural gas from nonregulated energy suppliers, have increased over the past 12 years. The number of […]

European residential electricity prices increasing faster than prices in United States

November 18, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration and Eurostat Note: European Union average consists of 27 member countries in 2006, 28 member countries for all other years. European residential electricity prices have historically exceeded U.S. prices, and the gap has widened in recent years. In 2013, average residential electricity rates in European Union (EU) […]

Increasing ethanol use has reduced the average energy content of retail motor gasoline

October 27, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review EIA has adjusted its estimates of the energy content of retail motor gasoline in the (MER) to reflect its changing composition. Ethanol and other oxygenates, which have lower energy content than petroleum-based gasoline components, have seen their share of total gasoline volumes increase from […]

European nations are increasing electricity generation using no-carbon sources

September 22, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy StatisticsNote: . Penetration rates of no-carbon generation have increased from 50% to 56% in recent years in Europe, as European Union countries work toward renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions targets. Increasing levels of renewable generation, along with nuclear generation, mean that many European countries […]

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