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What sectors use the most natural gas?

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The shale boom has been a big force in the energy industry in the United States. Not only has it had a significant impact on the country’s economy, it has managed to touch all of the energy sectors. In 2013, the United States consumed just over 97 quadrillion british thermal units (BTUs) of primary energy. [...]

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The Shale Boom is Big and Good (Bad) for the Economy

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Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) has flipped the global energy discussion on its head. Over the past five years, the world has watched the U.S. shift its focus from fears of peak oil and its level of oil imports to a new reality where domestic oil and gas production are up and imports are down. And, while [...]

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New 2012 data show that 3 states used 23% of U.S. electricity

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This week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its latest Electric Power Annual report, with data through the end of 2012. According to this organization, Texas, California, and Florida topped the nation in total electricity sales. Of the almost 3.7 trillion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in retail states throughout the United States in [...]

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Fossil Fuels Compete for Generation

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Today, power plants in the United States rely primarily on fossil fuels. In 2011, more than 2/3 of the electricity generated domestically came from coal and natural gas. But, the ratio of electricity production from coal to natural gas to petroleum has shifted over time. This month, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) published [...]

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U.S. Daily Oil Production At Highest Level Since 1998

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United States oil production is on the rise. In the first quarter of 2012, average domestic crude oil production topped 6 million barrels per day (bbl/day). This is the first time that U.S. quarterly oil production has been above the 6 million bbl/day mark since 1998. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, this production [...]

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What’s In The Price At The Pump?

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In April 2012, the average price at the pump for a gallon of gasoline in the United States was $3.90. Where does this price come from? According to the Energy Information Administration, this $3.90/gal can be roughly broken down into four buckets: 1. The price of crude oil  has the largest impact on the final [...]

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Energy Storage – For More Than Renewables

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Large-scale energy storage technologies are often hailed as a key to enabling increased use of intermittent renewable energy resources – like solar and wind – to supply the nation’s electricity demand. If one can balance out the generation dips (for example, when the wind dies down on a summer afternoon) using an energy storage technology, [...]

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