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An Energy Dozen

consumption  production  ghg emissions  electricity  infrastructure 

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted June 3, 2016

As social media really wants you to know, today is National Doughnut Day, so whether you spell it long or go with donut for short, here are an "energy dozen" to take in while enjoying your tasty treat.

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The Impact and Reach of U.S. Natural Gas

natural gas production  consumption  electricity  fracking  lng exports 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 11, 2016

A couple of data points from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) that help illustrate the impact of the natural gas portion of the American energy revolution.

First, EIA reports that wholesale electricity prices at major trading hubs, on a monthly average for on-peak hours, were down 27 percent to 37 percent across the U.S. in 2015 compared to 2014. The reason for the decrease, EIA says, is lower natural gas prices. 

Now, let’s zero in on the increasing affordability of natural gas in electricity generation. Recently, EIA reported that 2015 natural gas spot prices at the national benchmark Henry Hub averaged $2.61 per million Btu (MMBtu), the lowest annual average since 1999. Interestingly, declining prices did not result in lower production, EIA says.

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Natural Gas Drives Emissions Lower

analysis  natural gas consumption  electricity  emissions  eia  methane  american petroleum institute 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted August 5, 2015

New government stats on falling carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electrical power generation point to a good-news story on energy and climate, one that should grab the attention of policymakers nationally and in the states. This is seen in data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Plotting CO2 emissions from the electric power sector from 1988 to this April, EIA reports emissions hit their lowest point for any month in 27 years. This is largely because of increased use of natural gas in power generation – a market choice that’s based on the availability and affordability of natural gas, as well as the fact it is clean-burning. 

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Choosing American Energy

domestic oil production  consumption  hydraulic fracturing  fracking 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 3, 2014

More data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), pointing toward American energy self-sufficiency: The agency reports domestic energy production accounted for 84 percent of total U.S. energy demand in 2013, a ratio last seen in the early 1990s. EIA:

The portion of U.S. energy consumption supplied by domestic production has been increasing since 2005, when it was at its historical low point (69%). Since 2005, production of domestic resources, particularly natural gas and crude oil, has been increasing as a result of the application of technologies that can develop harder-to-produce resources.

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Domestic Oil and Natural Gas Development, Security and Freedom

consumption  crude oil  domestic energy  natural gas  oil imports 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 2, 2013

Oil and natural gas, which has played a major role in the United States’ emergence as a modern super power, is ours in abundance – as noted in recent reports by the International Energy Agency, the U.S. Energy Administration and IHS Global Insight. With pro-development policies, American-made energy can help lead a new period of U.S. growth and advancement.

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Embracing All Forms of Energy

demand  domestic energy  eia  energy consumption  energy demand  energy information administration  energy policy  energy reality  oil consumption  rhetoric vs reality  natural gas consumption  world energy demand 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 29, 2010

Before anyone--including each U.S. lawmaker--engages in a meaningful discussion about energy policy, it's important to understand the facts. Although this might seem to be an obvious point, it's one that shouldn't be overlooked especially during this fall's lame duck congressional session. 

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Peak Oil Demand

bp  department of energy  domestic energy  oil demand  oil supply  fuel consumption  global oil 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 5, 2010

News flash: Global oil demand is expected to peak between 95 and 110 million barrels a day, according to BP's CEO Tony Hayward. As reported by Reuters yesterday, Hayward expects oil demand will begin to decline probably after 2020. Today the world consumes about 85 million barrels of oil a day.

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