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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…

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…

U.S. Ethanol Production Capacity Continues to Increase

June 30, 2017 - in Energy

Fuel ethanol production capacity in the United States reached 15.5 billion gallons per year, or 1.01 million barrels per day (b/d), at the beginning of…

U.S. Exports of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products Have More Than Doubled Since 2010

June 28, 2017 - in Energy, Oil & Gas

U.S. crude oil and petroleum product gross exports have more than doubled over the past six years, increasing from 2.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2010 to 5.2 million b/d in 2016. Exports of distillate, gasoline, propane, and crude oil have all increased,…

U.S. Refineries are Running at Record-High Levels

June 26, 2017 - in Energy

Gross inputs to U.S. petroleum refineries, also referred to as refinery runs, averaged a record high 17.7 million barrels per day (b/d) for the week ending May 26, before dropping slightly to 17.5 million b/d for the week ending June 2 and 17.6 million b/d…

Growing Octane Needs Widen the Price Difference Between Premium and Regular Gasoline

June 23, 2017 - in Energy, Oil & Gas

The difference between U.S. average retail prices for premium and regular gasoline reached 50 cents per gallon in late 2016, and it has remained near that level so far in 2017. This price difference, or spread, has been generally increasing since 2000. Many…

Global Oil Markets Expected to Tighten in Third Quarter 2017, then Loosen Through 2018

June 19, 2017 - in Energy, Featured, Oil & Gas

Forecast world production of crude oil and other liquids in 2017 and 2018 was revised slightly downward in the June edition of EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), which was issued after the May 25 announcement by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting…

Designing the Transformers of the Future

June 19, 2017 - in Energy

As methods of energy generation and distribution change, transformer design and manufacturing must adapt to meet evolving global standards, reduce coil losses and improve transformer performance. Transformer design today is affected by a number of changing…

Renewable Energy: Apple Park Construction, Tech Leaders Make Huge Strides

June 9, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Clean energy has been an increasingly important topic in the United States. Recent attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget have created more fuel for the flame of environmental activism. Although there’s much confusion and concern, there’s…

Infrastructure Outlook: User Beware: Energy Code Not Always a Helpful ‘How To’

April 17, 2017 - in Column

The cornerstone of sustainable design is simple: don’t waste energy, water or gas. Do the most with the least. In fact, this is the mantra for all businesses that compete in capital markets where continually stretching dollars is a must. Energy conservation…