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Natural Gas-Fired Electricity Generation so far this Summer is Below Last Year’s Level

July 31, 2017 - in Energy

The amount of natural gas used for electricity generation, also known as power burn, reached its highest daily level so far in 2017 during the past week, exceeding 41 billion cubic feet (Bcf) on July 20, according to data from PointLogic Energy. Natural gas-fired…

Per Capita Residential Electricity Sales in the U.S. Have Fallen Since 2010

July 27, 2017 - in Electric Grid, Energy

Following sustained growth through 2010, U.S. residential electricity sales have declined in both absolute and per capita terms. Although changes in the…

Droughts and Blackouts: How Water Shortages Cost India Enough Energy to Power Sri Lanka

July 27, 2017 - in Energy

India is making great strides to aggressively expand its renewable energy capacity. But the country's power sector remains highly reliant on thermoelectric…

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 summer (April through September). If realized, it would be the second-lowest summer average gasoline price…

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 & Production Company, Inc. to perform engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) on a new microgrid…

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…