Biodiesels produced from certain feedstocks have distinct properties from petroleum diesel

Biodiesels produced from certain feedstocks have distinct properties from petroleum diesel

May 3, 2018 Biodiesel is a renewable fuel made from various feedstocks, including refined vegetable oils, recycled cooking oils, and rendered animal fats. Different feedstocks produce biodiesel with distinct qualities that must be considered when…

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U.S. imports of Canadian crude oil by rail increase

U.S. imports of Canadian crude oil by rail increase

May 2, 2018 Growth in Canadian crude oil production has outpaced expansions in pipeline takeaway capacity and, along with past pipeline outages, has driven Canadian crude oil prices lower and increased Canadian crude oil exports…

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U.S. crude oil production efficiency continues to improve

U.S. crude oil production efficiency continues to improve

May 1, 2018 U.S. tight oil production increased in 2017, accounting for 54% of total U.S. crude oil production, in part because of the increasing productivity of new wells. Since 2007, the average first full…

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New import duties drive biomass-based diesel imports down in 2017

New import duties drive biomass-based diesel imports down in 2017

April 30, 2018 U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel, which include biodiesel and renewable diesel, totaled 14.1 million barrels in 2017, a 36% decrease from 2016. Although increasing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets have driven increased…

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U.S. exported a record amount of fuel ethanol in 2017

U.S. exported a record amount of fuel ethanol in 2017

April 27, 2018 The United States exported nearly 1.4 billion gallons of fuel ethanol in 2017, surpassing the previous record of 1.2 billion gallons set in 2011. U.S. imports of ethanol in 2017 increased compared…

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Renewable energy subsidies have declined as tax credits, other policies diminish

Renewable energy subsidies have declined as tax credits, other policies diminish

April 26, 2018 Federal subsidies for renewable energy—including biofuels for transportation use and renewable generation of electricity—dropped to $6.7 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2016, a 56% decline from FY 2013. Renewable subsidies in FY…

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Federal financial interventions and subsidies in U.S. energy markets declined since 2013

Federal financial interventions and subsidies in U.S. energy markets declined since 2013

April 25, 2018 EIA has updated its report on federal financial interventions and subsidies in energy markets, covering the 2016 U.S. government fiscal year (FY). Subsidies for many energy categories have declined since FY 2013,…

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Coal power generation declines in United Kingdom as natural gas, renewables grow

Coal power generation declines in United Kingdom as natural gas, renewables grow

April 24, 2018 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Digest of U.K. Energy Statistics and National Statistics: Energy TrendsNote: 2017 values are estimates based on data through September. In the United Kingdom,…

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Pennsylvania’s natural gas production continues to increase

Pennsylvania’s natural gas production continues to increase

April 23, 2018 Pennsylvania’s marketed natural gas production averaged a record 15 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2017, 3% higher than the 2016 level. This production is largely from shale plays in the…

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Pennsylvania's natural gas production continues to increase

Pennsylvania’s natural gas production continues to increase

April 23, 2018 Pennsylvania’s marketed natural gas production averaged a record 15 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2017, 3% higher than the 2016 level. This production is largely from shale plays in the…

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Fuel cell power plants are used in diverse ways across the United States

Fuel cell power plants are used in diverse ways across the United States

April 20, 2018 At the end of 2016, the United States had 56 large-scale fuel cell generating units greater than 1 megawatt (MW), totaling 137 megawatts (MW) of net summer capacity. Most of this capacity…

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U.S. coal exports increased by 61% in 2017 as exports to Asia more than doubled

U.S. coal exports increased by 61% in 2017 as exports to Asia more than doubled

April 19, 2018 The United States exported 97.0 million short tons (MMst) of coal in 2017, a 61% (36.7 MMst) increase from the 2016 level. Exports to Asia more than doubled from 15.7 MMst in…

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The U.S. is an active participant in petroleum markets as both an importer and exporter

The U.S. is an active participant in petroleum markets as both an importer and exporter

April 18, 2018 U.S. net petroleum trade, including crude oil, petroleum products, and natural gas plant liquids, has fallen in recent years, reaching 3.7 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2017. This is the lowest…

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Customer spending on electricity expected to increase this summer

Customer spending on electricity expected to increase this summer

April 17, 2018 EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook forecasts the typical U.S. household will spend an average of $426 for electricity this summer (June–August), an increase of about 3% from the average summer expenditures in 2017….

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U.S. natural gas production and consumption increase in nearly all AEO2018 cases

U.S. natural gas production and consumption increase in nearly all AEO2018 cases

April 16, 2018 EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2018 (AEO2018) projects that U.S. dry natural gas production will increase through 2050 across a wide variety of alternative assumptions about the future. In the Reference case, which…

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Gasoline prices to reach unseen levels this summer

Gasoline prices to reach unseen levels this summer

Maybe it’s a good thing MTV’s Jersey Shore cast road tripped to Miami instead of going to Seaside Heights this season. Gas prices in N.J. are predicted to be the highest in four years this…

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Natural gas inventories end heating season at the lowest level since 2014

Natural gas inventories end heating season at the lowest level since 2014

April 13, 2018 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas Monthly and Weekly Natural Gas Storage ReportNote: Data for March 31, 2018, is an interpolated value, based on the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report….

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Summer gasoline prices expected to be highest in four years

Summer gasoline prices expected to be highest in four years

April 12, 2018 EIA forecasts that drivers in the United States will pay an average of $2.74 per gallon (gal) this summer for regular gasoline, the highest average summer gasoline price in four years, according…

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