Tag Archives: Industrial

New methanol and fertilizer plants to increase already-growing industrial natural gas use

July 29, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Bentek Energy and industry reports Reversing a decline that lasted more than a decade, industrial natural gas consumption has grown steadily since 2009 as relatively low natural gas prices have supported use of natural gas as a feedstock for the production of , a 24% […]

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 […]

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 […]

South Africa: Where Is Nation’s Industrial Policy Positioned?

analysis By Saliem Fakir There are three aspects of energy supply that lend themselves to shifting the diversification of a national economy. The mix of supply should reduce dependence on any source, especially if the source creates a foreign dependence or a systems path-dependence that eventually leads to wider risks for the general economy. In […]

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