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U.S. net energy imports in 2017 fall to their lowest levels since 1982

Total net energy imports to the United States fell to 7.3 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) in 2017, a 35% decrease from 2016 and the lowest level since 1982, when both gross imports and gross exports were much lower.

U.S. Gulf of Mexico share of global active offshore rigs declines since 2000

September 22, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Baker Hughes Inc.Note: GOM is Gulf of Mexico. In response to the decline in crude oil prices since mid-2014, the number of active offshore rigs has declined worldwide, dropping close to 20%—304 offshore rigs were operating in August 2015, down from 377 in August 2014. […]

Marcellus, Utica provide 85% of U.S. shale gas production growth since start of 2012

July 28, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, , July 2015 The productivity of natural gas wells in the Marcellus Shale and the neighboring Utica Shale is steadily increasing because of ongoing improvements in precision and efficiency of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing occurring in those regions. Since January 2012, natural gas production in the […]

Coal production using mountaintop removal mining decreases by 62% since 2008

July 7, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, and state agenciesNote: Production excludes refuse coal. Coal production data for 2014 are preliminary. Coal production from mines with mountaintop removal (MTR) permits has declined since 2008, more than the downward […]

Fossil fuels have made up at least 80% of U.S. fuel mix since 1900

July 2, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, While the energy history of the United States is one of significant change, three fossil fuel sources—petroleum, natural gas, and coal—have made up at least 80% of total U.S. energy consumption for more than 100 years. Recent increases in the domestic production of petroleum liquids and natural […]

Renewable share of U.S. energy consumption highest since 1930s

May 28, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Sector shares represent the renewable share of primary energy consumed in the sector. Renewable energy accounted for 9.8% of total domestic energy consumption in 2014. This marks the highest renewable energy share since the 1930s, when wood was a much larger contributor to domestic energy supply. […]

Proposed Clean Power Plan rule cuts power sector CO2 emissions to lowest level since 1980s

May 26, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, In June 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. EIA’s newly released analysis of the proposed rule shows power sector CO2 emissions falling to about 1,500 […]

U.S. retail gasoline prices lowest since 2009 heading into Memorial Day weekend

May 22, 2015 Source: Provided by On May 18, the U.S. average retail price for gasoline was $ 2.74 per gallon ($ /gal), or 92¢ per gallon (¢/gal) lower than at the same time last year. This is the lowest average price heading into the Memorial Day weekend—the traditional —since 2009. Lower gasoline prices reflect […]

Net imports of natural gas fall to lowest level since 1987

May 21, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy U.S. net imports of natural gas decreased 9% in 2014, continuing an eight-year decline. As U.S. dry natural gas production has reached record highs, lower domestic prices have helped to displace natural gas imports. Net natural gas […]

Nonpetroleum share of transportation energy at highest level since 1954

May 18, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review Republished May 18, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to correct an error in the graph In the United States, petroleum is by far the most-consumed transportation fuel. But recently the share of fuels other than petroleum for U.S. transportation has increased to its highest level since […]

U.S. ethanol exports in 2014 reach highest level since 2011

March 26, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Petroleum Supply Monthly According to EIA monthly supply data through December 2014, which EIA released in late February, U.S. exports of fuel ethanol in 2014 reached their second-highest level at a total of 826 million gallons. This level was second only to the 1.2 billion gallons exported […]

U.S. commercial crude oil inventories now provide the most days of supply since 1985

March 19, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Petroleum and Other Liquids and Short-Term Energy Outlook Note: U.S. crude oil inventories exclude Strategic Petroleum Reserves. December 2014 to February 2015 are estimates. With lower U.S. refinery runs and increases in domestic crude oil production, U.S. commercial crude oil inventories at the end of February provided […]

Total energy subsidies decline since 2010, with changes in support across fuel types

March 13, 2015 Source: EIA, Note: LIHEAP is the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. EIA has updated a , covering the 2013 fiscal year (FY). The most recent prior report reviewed subsidies in FY 2010, at or near the height of spending related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (more commonly […]

Natural gas inventory exceeds five-year average for first time since November 2013

February 20, 2015 Source: Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Working natural gas in storage has for the first time in more than a year. At 2,157 billion cubic feet (Bcf) as of February 13, stocks are 58 Bcf greater than the five-year average. Recent extremely cold weather may result in high stock withdrawals for the […]

Energy consumption by U.S. government at lowest level since at least 1975

February 4, 2015 Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Note: Energy usage includes both civilian and military agencies. The U.S. federal government, with thousands of facilities and vehicles in locations across the United States and abroad, is one of the largest energy consumers in the world, but that consumption is declining. The U.S. Department of Energy’s […]

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