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U.S. Fuel Ethanol Production Continues to Grow in 2017

July 21, 2017 - in Energy

Through the first six months of 2017, U.S. weekly ethanol production averaged 1.02 million barrels per day (b/d), an increase of 5% over the same period in 2016. On a weekly basis, U.S. ethanol production set a record of 1.06 million b/d in the week of January…

Retail Price of Regular Gasoline Forecast to Average $2.38 Per Gallon this Summer

July 18, 2017 - in Energy, Oil & Gas

In the latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), EIA forecasts that the U.S. retail price for regular gasoline will average $2.38 per gallon (gal) this…

Black & Veatch-Designed Microgrid to Power Innovation at Shell Technology Center in Houston

July 17, 2017 - in Energy

Black & Veatch, a leader in the design and deployment of clean energy-producing microgrids, has been selected by Shell International Exploration &…

U.S. Petroleum Refinery Capacity Continues to Increase

July 17, 2017 - in Energy, Oil & Gas

As of January 1, 2017, U.S. operable atmospheric crude distillation capacity reached 18.6 million barrels per calendar day (b/cd), 1.6% higher than at the beginning of 2016, according to EIA's annual Refinery Capacity Report. This increase in operable capacity…

U.S. Petroleum Refinery Capacity Continues to Increase

July 13, 2017 - in Energy, Oil & Gas

As of January 1, 2017, U.S. operable atmospheric crude distillation capacity reached 18.6 million barrels per calendar day (b/cd), 1.6% higher than at the beginning of 2016, according to EIA's annual Refinery Capacity Report. This increase in operable capacity…

Study Shows India Can Integrate 175 GW of Renewable Energy into Its Electricity Grid

July 13, 2017 - in Energy, Renewables

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has confirmed the technical and economic viability of integrating 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy into India's grid by 2022. Working with the Ministry of Power and USAID - with…

SynTech Bioenergy Announces Opening of Hawaii Office

July 12, 2017 - in Energy, Renewables

HONOLULU, HI.- SynTech Bioenergy, a Denver-based renewable energy technology company, has opened their first Hawaii office for sales and field service in Honolulu.  The office will support local installations of SynTech Bioenergy's technology…

DOE Awards $15.8M for 30 Projects Aimed at Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Light-Duty Vehicles

July 11, 2017 - in Energy, Renewables

The Department of Energy recently awarded about $15.8 million for 30 new research projects that it said are "aimed at discovery and development of novel, low-cost materials necessary for hydrogen production and storage and for fuel cells onboard light-duty…

Energy Commodity Prices Declined More Than Other Commodities in the First Half of 2017

July 10, 2017 - in Energy

The energy component of the Standard and Poor’s Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) fell 11% during the first half of 2017, the largest decline for any commodity group in the index. Other components of the index—livestock, industrial metals, precious…

IEA Study Unveils Key Role for Trucks in Global Oil-Demand Growth

July 7, 2017 - in Energy, Oil & Gas

Improving the efficiency of road-freight transport is critical to reducing the growth in oil demand, carbon emissions and air pollution over the next decades, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest report, The Future of Trucks: Implications…