Tag: Energy Information Administration

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 For natural gas, the EIA is collecting data from an outdated survey of producers in five states that was designed before technological advancements opened up new plays across the country.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 »

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 »

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 »

California hydroelectric power drying up amid drought

The Energy Information Administration says the extended drought in California is hurting the state’s capacity to production hydroelectric power.  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 »

Condensate export numbers trickle out

New government data about crude exports includes information about the first-known U.S. exports of lightly treated condensate, but the real details are hidden from view.  More »

Crude oil in U.S. slides most in 22 months on growing supply

Oil for November delivery fell $3.41 to end at $91.16 a barrel.  More »

Barton: Time to lift crude export ban

Rep. Joe Barton is now convinced: U.S. oil producers should be able to freely sell their crude overseas.  More »

EIA to cast new data into oil export debate

The U.S. Energy Information Administration is on track next month to issue two highly anticipated reports that will shape the debate over exporting crude, including an analysis of how the price of oil around the globe affects gasoline costs inside the United States.  More »

New tool maps flood risks at nation’s power plants, refineries

The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Wednesday unveiled a new mapping tool, giving the public its first glimpse into flooding risks at the nation’s power plants, oil refineries, pipelines and other critical energy infrastructure.  More »

Low cost gas, energy efficiency could mean low costs for some manufacturers, report says

A lower price of natural gas means lower costs for industries that use it–especially metal durable goods.  More »

Enhanced oil recovery techniques limited in shale

Energy companies currently leave about 95 percent of the crude in the ground at today’s unconventional oil wells, but they face major technological challenges in boosting recovery rates, a Schlumberger scientist said Tuesday.  More »
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