Tag: EIA

Oil at $80 a barrel muffles forecasts for U.S. shale boom

The bear market in oil has analysts reassessing the U.S. shale boom after five years of historic growth.  More »

Government lags in measuring gush of U.S. crude

The federal Energy Information Administration relies on state agencies for data about oil production, sometimes two years late. For natural gas, the EIA is collecting data from an outdated survey of producers in five states that was designed before technological advancements opened up new plays across the country.  More »

Natgasoline clears EPA hurdle for $1 billion methanol plant in Beaumont

The massive Beaumont project is expected to require thousands of construction workers and carry a more than $20 million annual payroll once it begins producing methanol at the end of 2016  More »

Shale boom helping American consumers like never before

The drop in crude has pulled retail gasoline down more than 50 cents a gallon from the year’s high in April.  More »

Eagle Ford expected to hit 1.6 million barrels next month

The Eagle Ford Shale is expected to make 1.61 million barrels of oil per day in November, up 42 percent from the year before, according to a new government report. The field is making around 1.58 million barrels of oil daily this month, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  More »

Study: Natural gas surge won’t slow global warming

Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn’t quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won’t slow global warming, a new study projects.  More »

Speculators push oil into bear market as supply rises

Money managers reduced bets on rising oil prices by the most in five weeks, helping push U.S.- traded futures into a bear market.  More »

Holiday drivers closest to paying $3 gasoline in 4 years

With deep declines expected in gasoline prices this holiday season, Thanksgiving drivers should have one less thing to worry about on the busiest travel day of the year.  More »

Crude prices fall to lowest levels in years as market pressures converge

Crude oil prices fell to the lowest levels since 2012 early Thursday, as concerns about both oversupply and the global economy weighed on traders.  More »

Shale boom tested as plummeting prices threaten U.S. drillers

More supply from hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, and less demand, are contributing to the tumble in West Texas Intermediate crude.  More »

Texas uses the most electricity, burns nearly the most fuel

Texas has been the biggest user of motor fuel and residential electricity so far in 2014.  More »

WTI crude slips below $90 for first time in 17 months

West Texas Intermediate oil fell below $90 for the first time in 17 months amid signs that supplies from Russia, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. are outstripping demand.  More »
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