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Electricity demand by U.S. manufacturing has declined in recent years

Overall electricity use in U.S. manufacturing has declined in recent years, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Many manufacturing establishments have the option of generating their own electricity in addition to pulling directly from the electric grid to run their processes.

East Coast distillate fuel oil inventories higher than in recent years

September 25, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Inventories of distillate fuel oil in the U.S. East Coast are higher now than they have been in the previous three years, reaching 59 million barrels on September 18. Most of the recent increase is in the Central Atlantic region, but inventories are also higher in New […]

Global solar photovoltaic manufacturing production slows in recent years

September 14, 2015 Source: International Energy Agency, Note: Values include wafer and thin-film modules. Values are presented in gigawatts direct current. Growth in solar photovoltaic (PV) module production has slowed in recent years to 4% annually from 2011 to 2013 after increasing by an average of 78% from 2006 to 2011. In addition, the gap […]

Recent statistical revisions suggest higher historical coal consumption in China

September 16, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, China National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)Note: Revised data from or implied by China Statistical Abstract 2015; previously reported data from China Statistical Yearbook 2014. The values for coal reflect its lower heating value. New preliminary data from the China Statistical Abstract 2015 (CSA2015) show an upward revision […]

Projected electric capacity additions are below recent historical levels

May 11, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2015 Reference Case and Annual Electric Generator Report ()Note: Other includes hydropower, geothermal, biomass, municipal solid waste, and other gaseous fuels used in end-use sectors. In the coming decades, additions to U.S. electricity generation capacity are expected to be lower than in the recent […]

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 […]

Coal stockpiles at coal-fired power plants smaller than in recent years

November 6, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Coal stocks at electric power plants, which totaled 121 million tons at the end of August, are relatively low in both absolute and days of burn terms relative to recent historical norms. This is true both nationally and in the Upper Midwest. About two-thirds of coal used […]

Recent trends in energy-related CO2 emissions vary across regions and states

June 3, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, State Energy Data System (SEDS) 2014 U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2013 were 10% below the benchmark year of 2005. Emissions in 2013 were roughly 2% above their 2012 level and 1.5% below their 2011 level, when emissions were 8.6% below the 2005 level. Recently […]

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