Tag Archives: larger

Natural gas, renewables projected to provide larger shares of electricity generation

May 4, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Republished 1:15 p.m. May 4, 2015 to correct an error in the graph. EIA’s (AEO2015) Reference case projects that electricity consumption will increase at an average annual rate of 0.8% from 2013 to 2040, nearly in line with expected population growth. Continuing a recent trend toward lower […]

Energy efficiency improvements have largely offset effect of more, larger homes

February 18, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Drivers of Household Energy Consumption The growth in residential energy use has slowed to below the rate of household growth, meaning that per-household energy consumption has decreased. Analysis of EIA’s conducted since 1980 shows how improvements in energy efficiency reduced energy intensity enough to offset more than […]

Energy had larger price declines than most nonenergy commodities in 2014

January 5, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on BloombergNote: These commodities are included in the S&P GSCI Energy, Grains, Industrial Metals, and Precious Metals indices. All price changes reflect changes in front month futures contract price for each commodity. WTI is West Texas Intermediate, RBOB is reformulated gasoline blendstock for oxygenate blending. The […]

Panama Canal expansion will allow transit of larger ships with greater volumes

September 17, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration; Surveyor (2002); Maritime ConnectorNote: . Ships carrying crude oil and petroleum products are limited by size restrictions imposed by several of the main thoroughfares of maritime navigation: the Panama Canal, the Suez Canal, and the Strait of Malacca. These size restrictions provide another way to classify the […]

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