Tag Archives: West

West Coast wind patterns lead to below-normal wind generation capacity factors

August 11, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Forms EIA-860 and EIA-923Note: Calculations are based on the output of wind plants in operation before 2010. , were consistently below the previous five-year average during the first five months of 2015, according to the latest data available. Capacity factors for wind turbines are largely determined by […]

Proposed Clean Power Plan rule would reduce coal production, especially in the West

June 10, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, EIA’s analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan rule shows U.S. coal production falling after the proposed rule takes effect. In 2024 in the Base Policy case, coal production falls to a level last seen in the late 1970s. Total production recovers gradually thereafter, […]

Crude by rail provides the West Coast with supply as regional crude oil production falls

June 9, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Petroleum Supply MonthlyNote: 2015 reflects the average of January-March 2015. While total U.S. crude oil production increased by nearly 3.2 million barrels per day (b/d) from 2010 to 2014, production in the West Coast region (PADD 5) decreased by 0.1 million b/d, continuing a long-term decline. With […]

West Africa: Gulf of Guinea – Who Will Win the Oil Battle?

analysis By Barthélemy Blédé and André Diouf Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana are eagerly awaiting the a verdict from the Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, set to be delivered tomorrow, 25 April. The two countries are caught in a dispute over their maritime boundary. The real issue, however, is the control of […]

Spot steam coal prices in 2014 fell in east and rose in west

January 8, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, , based on SNL Energy physical market survey Eastern spot steam coal prices declined in 2014 compared to 2013 levels because of a decline in steam coal exports. The price declines were particularly pronounced in the second half of the year, as natural gas prices dropped below […]

West Africa: Petroleum Pricing in Nigeria – What’s the Problem?

analysis What’s the Issue ? Petroleum product pricing is a troubling issue in Nigeria and a major focus of numerous subsidy debates held in the country in the run up to the 2012 subsidy protests. The debates revealed that there was no common front/agreeable cost of refined petroleum, kerosene and diesel per litre in Nigeria. […]

Russia looks beyond West Siberia for future oil and natural gas growth

September 19, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Eastern Bloc Research, IHS EDINNote: Crude oil includes lease condensate production; Northwest & Arctic includes Kaliningrad.Note: . Russia was the world’s largest producer of crude oil (including lease condensate) and the world’s second-largest producer of dry natural gas in 2013. In 2013, production of crude oil and […]

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