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April 2017 Issue

Fuels & Supply

EIA: U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Fell 1.7% in 2016

Principal Contributor: Perry Lindstrom     U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2016 totaled 5,170 million metric tons (MMmt), 1.7% below their 2015 levels, after dropping 2.7% between 2014 and 2015. These recent decreases are consistent with a decade-long trend, with energy-related CO2 emissions 14% below the 2005 level in...

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EIA Short-Term Energy and Summer Fuels Outlook (April 11, 2017)

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Forecast Highlights   Global liquid fuels For the 2017 April – September summer driving season, U.S. regular gasoline retail prices are forecast to average $2.46/gallon (/gal), compared with $2.23/gal last summer (see Summer Fuels Outlook). The higher...

EIA: Retail Gasoline Prices This Summer are Expected to be Slightly Higher than in 2016

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In its “This Week in Petroleum” summary, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that drivers in the United States will pay an average of $2.46 per gallon (/gal) this summer for regular gasoline, according to...

EIA: Gulf of Mexico Crude Oil Production, Already at Annual High, Expected to Keep Increasing

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Principal Contributors: Terry Yen and Matthew French     U.S. crude oil production in the Federal Gulf of Mexico (GOM) set an annual high of 1.6 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2016, surpassing the previous high set in 2009 by 44,000 b/d. In...

EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (Week Ended April 10, 2017)

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Analysis by Dr. Nancy Yamaguchi   The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly data on diesel and gasoline retail prices for the week ended April 10, 2017. Prices for both fuels rose significantly during the week. For the current...

New API Poll Shows Consumers Concerned About Potential Increasing Costs of Ethanol Mandate

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The American Petroleum Institute (API) Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola released a new poll showing that consumers are concerned the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) could hurt their pocket books.“Sixty-eight percent of registered voters...

EIA: U.S. Natural Gas Storage Capacity Increased Slightly in 2016

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Principal Contributor: Mike Kopalek     For the past three years, underground natural gas storage capacity in the Lower 48 states has changed by relatively small increments compared to the changes in 2012 and 2013. No new storage facilities...

EIA: U.S. Energy Consumption Rose Slightly in 2016 Despite a Significant Decline in Coal Use

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Principal Contributors: Michael Mobilia and Owen Comstock     Primary energy consumption in the United States in 2016 totaled 97.4 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), a slight increase from the 2015 level. Consumption of coal decreased by...

API’s Jack Gerard Releases New Study on Impacts of Restricting Fossil Fuel Production

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American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack Gerard stressed the need for forward-looking energy policies that embrace the U.S. energy renaissance, as API released a new study examining the negative impacts of policies that restrict the...

IGU Releases 2017 World LNG Report

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The International Gas Union (IGU) released its 2017 World LNG Report, examining the current state of the global LNG industry. The latest report highlights the dynamic 2016 experienced by the global LNG industry—with significant...