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EIA: Natural gas will slash diesel’s dominance as rail fuel

Liquefied natural gas will likely eat into diesel’s market share in fueling freight locomotives over coming decades, largely because U.S. natural gas will remain cheap as domestic production surges, the Energy Information Administration projects.  More »

Feds: Gas accounted for half of new US power generation in 2013

Natural gas continues to eat into coal’s share of U.S. power generation, accounting for more than 50 percent of the nation’s new generating capacity last year, according to a new report from the Energy Information Administration.  More »

Gulf Coast drivers to get lowest pump prices as summer gasoline drops

U.S. motorists can expect to pay about $3.57 for a gallon of gasoline this summer, about the same as last year, government economists predicted Tuesday.  More »

Moody’s: New Chinese plants could hamper global refining earnings

Cheap natural gas and oil supplies will give Gulf Coast refiners an edge in global markets, but over the next two years new plants coming online in China and the Middle East are poised to dampen worldwide demand for refined products like gasoline, according to a report released Monday.  More »

US slashes net energy imports as refiners ship fuels overseas

The United States cut its net energy imports in 2013 to their lowest level in more than two decades, measured by energy content, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  More »

Natural gas exports get scrutiny on Capitol Hill

The spotlight is trained on natural gas exports Tuesday as three congressional committees and the full Senate debate whether to send send more of the fossil fuel overseas.  More »

Texans boost natural gas use for driving, but not for power

Texans increased their use of natural gas to fuel cars and trucks in 2013, but reduced its use to power lights and appliances, according to new federal data.  More »

Study: 16 percent of Europe’s gas flows through Ukraine

Sixteen percent of the Europe’s gas flows through Ukraine, according to a study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  More »

Energy chief: Industry arguments for exporting US oil are unconvincing

The oil industry hasn’t made a convincing case that the U.S. should lift its 39-year-old ban on exporting American crude, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Wednesday.  More »

Oil nears $103 on winter demand, supply concerns

The price of oil extended gains to near $103 a barrel Wednesday, driven by severe winter weather in the U.S. and supply concerns.  More »

Natural gas breaks $5 mark on winter demand

Natural gas prices moved past $5 per million British thermal units on Friday, reaching a level not seen in years amid a winter chill that has pushed up demand for the fuel.  More »

US carbon emissions climb in 2013

The U.S. likely sent more carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere in 2013 over the previous year, according to newly released government data, but energy analysts and environmentalists say it probably won’t change the nation’s overall downward track.  More »
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