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U.S. liquefied natural gas exports quadrupled in 2017

U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) reached 1.94 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2017, up from 0.5 Bcf/d in 2016. As LNG exports increased, shipments went to more destinations. U.S. LNG exports in 2017, all of which originated from Louisiana’s Sabine Pass liquefaction terminal, reached 25 countries.

EIA projects that U.S. coal demand will remain flat for several decades

EIA projects U.S. coal disposition-domestic demand and coal exports-to remain relatively flat through 2050 in the Annual Energy Outlook 2018 (AEO2018) Reference case, even as many coal-fired power plants are retired. Coal disposition for the next three decades averages 750 million short tons per year (MMst), down from the peak of nearly 1.2 million tons […]

EIA projects that U.S. coal demand will remain flat for several decades

EIA projects U.S. coal disposition-domestic demand and coal exports-to remain relatively flat through 2050 in the Annual Energy Outlook 2018 (AEO2018) Reference case, even as many coal-fired power plants are retired. Coal disposition for the next three decades averages 750 million short tons per year (MMst), down from the peak of nearly 1.2 million tons […]

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.

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.

U.S. petroleum product exports continued to grow in 2017 (3/21/2018)

U.S. exports of petroleum products continued to grow in 2017, increasing 555,000 barrels per day (b/d) from 2016 to reach 5.2 million b/d. Rising U.S. exports of petroleum products such as hydrocarbon gas liquids (including propane), distillate, and gasoline are largely the result of increased U.S. refinery runs, which continued to set record highs in […]

U.S. crude oil exports increased and reached more destinations in 2017

U.S. crude oil exports grew to an average of 1.1 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2017, the second full year since restrictions on crude oil exports were removed. Crude oil exports in 2017 were nearly double the level of exports in 2016. Increased U.S. crude oil exports were supported by increasing U.S. crude oil […]

U.S. production of crude oil grew 5% in 2017, reaching 10 million barrels per day in the last two months of the year (3/14/2018)

Annual average U.S. crude oil production grew by 463,000 barrels per day (b/d) in 2017 to 9.3 million b/d after declining by 551,000 b/d in 2016. In November 2017, monthly U.S. crude oil production grew 1.2 million b/d year-over-year and reached the highest level of production in U.S. history, surpassing 10 million b/d, a level […]

U.S. nuclear outages were less than 3% of capacity this summer

September 28, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Outages at U.S. nuclear power plants were extremely low this summer (June through August), averaging 2.9 gigawatts (GW), or less than 3% of total U.S. nuclear capacity. During four days in August, outages dropped to just 0.1 GW out of a total U.S. nuclear capacity of 98.7 […]

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. […]

U.S. propane inventories are at an all-time high

September 21, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. inventories of propane and propylene reached 97.7 million barrels as of September 11, the highest level in the 22 years that EIA has collected weekly propane inventory statistics. In the first six months of 2015, U.S. propane and propylene inventories were 24.3 million barrels higher on […]

Debt service uses a rising share of U.S. onshore oil producers’ operating cash flow

September 18, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Evaluate EnergyNote: Each quarter represents a rolling four-quarter sum. Results from second-quarter 2015 financial statements of a number of suggest continued financial strain for some companies. Low oil prices have significantly reduced cash flow for U.S. oil producers, and to adjust to lower cash flows, […]

U.S. job market and automotive sales trends support growth in gasoline use

September 15, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. have been an important factor in the increase in gasoline use so far in 2015, changes in the labor market and in the vehicle sales mix over the past few years also have contributed to the rise in gasoline use. Because more than 90% of U.S. […]

Effects of removing U.S. crude export restrictions depend on price, resource assumptions

September 2, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, A new study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on the potential implications of allowing more crude oil exports finds that effects on domestic crude oil production are key to determining the other effects of a policy change. Gasoline prices would be either unchanged or slightly […]

Reduced offshore share in U.S. oil and natural gas production lowers risk from hurricanes

August 28, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Offshore energy production in the Gulf of Mexico has experienced relatively minor disruptions because of tropical storms and hurricanes in recent years, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted a below-normal 2015 hurricane season in its updated , released on August 6. Hurricane-related risk […]

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