Tag Archives: states

Major fossil fuel-producing states rely heavily on severance taxes

August 21, 2015 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, include a wellhead impact fee that was in place instead of a severance tax. Several states that produce large amounts of fossil fuels rely heavily on severance tax revenue—taxes based on the volume and/or value of oil, natural gas, coal, and other natural resources. On average, severance taxes […]

First offshore wind farm in the United States begins construction

August 14, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Lindoe Offshore Renewables Center In July, American offshore wind developer, for what is expected to be the first offshore wind farm in the United States. The project will be located three miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island. With five turbines totaling 30 megawatts (MW) […]

Nigeria: Presidency Says Bailout to States Drawn From NLNG Dividends – Says Excess Crude Fund Intact

Photo: President Muhammadu Buhari in his office. By Bassey Udo A part of the presidential palliative approved on Monday as intervention package to help bankrupt states pay outstanding workers’ salaries came from the $ 2.1 billion dividend paid to the Federation Account by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company (NLNG). At the end of the […]

EIA expands geographic coverage of natural gas production with new data for 10 states

July 1, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, EIA-914 SurveyNote: . Beginning this week, EIA is expanding its reporting of monthly natural gas production by 10 additional states. The addition of these states—Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, and West Virginia—significantly enhances EIA’s monthly coverage, which was previously limited to Alaska, […]

EIA’s mapping system highlights energy infrastructure across the United States

June 16, 2015 Source: EIA’s from many government agencies as well as public and private sources. Understanding infrastructure components is helpful as energy supply and consumption patterns change. Source: EIA Energy Mapping System Crude oil pipelines and rail terminal locations are based on publicly available data. Source: EIA Energy Mapping System As with crude oil […]

Average size of new commercial buildings in United States continues to grow

May 8, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) Increases in the size of commercial buildings have outpaced increases in the number of those buildings over the past decade, according to EIA’s . EIA’s CBECS is the only nationally representative data collection for building characteristics and energy use in commercial […]

Alaska residents are paid a unique yearly dividend from state’s permanent fund

May 1, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Alaska Department of Revenue’s Note: Dividend values reflect calendar year, and permanent fund values reflect fiscal year. The Alaska Permanent Fund, established using revenues paid to the state by oil and natural gas producers, provides Alaska residents with an annual cash dividend, which is unique […]

Oil price decline leads to lower tax revenues in top oil-producing states

March 12, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on . The decline in in the last half of 2014 and first month of 2015 has reduced oil and natural gas production tax revenues in some of the largest oil- and natural gas-producing states. Texas, North Dakota, Alaska, and Oklahoma are four of the five […]

Wind generation seasonal patterns vary across the United States

February 25, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Forms EIA-860 and EIA-923 Note: Data include facilities with a net summer capacity of 1 MW and above only. Wind plant generation performance varies throughout the year as a result of highly seasonal wind patterns. Nationally, wind plant performance tends to be highest during the spring and […]

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 […]

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) […]

Nigeria: As Lagos Joins Oil Producing States

editorial THAT Lagos State is on the verge of becoming a member of Nigeria’s oil producing states by 2015 is good news. The state’s government has been undoubtedly progressive and visionary, hence the enabling environment it has created to make this possible is hardly surprising. This new-found status, therefore, is now a clarion call on […]

Tanzania: TPDC Defends State’s Stake in Gas, Oil Deals

THE government stands to gain under the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) entered between the state and Statoil Company, the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has maintained. Dismissing claims circulating in the local media that the government stands to lose billion of shillings annually under the PSA contract, outgoing TPDC Managing Director Yona Kilagane, said the […]

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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