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(Fri, 18 Oct 2019) Annual state-level estimates of energy consumption, prices, and expenditures for jet fuel.

(Thu, 17 Oct 2019) Working natural gas stocks in the Lower 48 states totaled 3,519 billion cubic feet (Bcf) for the week ending October 11, 2019, 14 Bcf more than the previous five-year average, according to the <em>Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report</em> (WNGSR) released this week. Last week was the first time that Lower 48 states’ working gas stocks exceeded the five-year average since September 22, 2017.

(Wed, 16 Oct 2019) An update to the final 2018 data for Form EIA-923, <em>Power Plant Operations Report</em>, is available. This update includes a new worksheet containing fuel consumption, gross electricity generation, and net electricity generation data at the prime mover level for power plants with electric storage onsite.

(Mon, 07 Oct 2019) Canada has abundant and varied natural resources, ranking fourth in 2018 among the top energy producers of petroleum and total liquids in the world, behind only the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Russia. Relatively energy intensive compared with other industrialized countries, Canada’s economy is fueled largely by petroleum and other liquids, natural gas, and hydroelectricity.

(Mon, 07 Oct 2019) Canada has abundant and varied natural resources, ranking fourth in 2018 among the top energy producers of petroleum and total liquids in the world, behind only the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Russia. Relatively energy intensive compared with other industrialized countries, Canada’s economy is fueled largely by petroleum and other liquids, natural gas, and hydroelectricity.

(Fri, 04 Oct 2019) Weekly estimates of natural gas storage capacity utilization published on October 3, 2019, show the United States is at least 80% full in the three regions with the most working gas capacity—East, Midwest, and South Central non-salt, according to the latest EIA Natural Gas Storage Dashboard. These three regions accounted for more than 70% of the total working natural gas capacity in the Lower 48 states in 2018.

(Thu, 19 Sep 2019) The Drilled but Uncompleted Wells (DUCs) Supplement has been updated with the latest charts and methodology.

(Wed, 18 Sep 2019) Working natural gas stocks in the Pacific region totaled 275 billion cubic feet (Bcf) as of September 6, 2019, according to the latest EIA <em>Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report</em> (WNGSR). Pacific region working natural gas inventories are now just 28 Bcf lower than the five-year average and 26 Bcf higher than the year-ago level.

(Fri, 13 Sep 2019) The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its annual biodiesel production capacity report. The new report contains data for all operating U.S. biodiesel plants as of January 1, 2019.

Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc. announces that the 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower plant has begun commercial operations.

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Recently passed legislation in France has mandated that the roofs of all new buildings in commercial areas must be so-called green roofs, which are at least partially covered in either solar modules or with living plants.

The head of top Russian oil producer Rosneft has ​said the US shale ​energy boom could become the next “dotcom bubble”. Igor Sechin also accused Opec ​of destabilising the market by allowing the oil price to halve in six months. 

Global oil prices have fallen sharply over the past seven months, leading to significant revenue shortfalls in many energy exporting nations, while consumers in many importing countries are likely to have to pay less to heat their homes or drive their cars.

Coming on the heels of Demand Energy’s announcement that it is installing 1 MW of energy storage capacity in a series of Glenwood residential apartment buildings in New York City, a report released today concludes that the distributed energy storage market will increase almost 10-fold over the next three years.

Leaders from Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have signed an agreement to end a long-time dispute regarding the controversial 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance hydropower plant.

Even a few years ago, renewable energy played only a small role in most countries’ energy planning. While governments and publics were eager to increase the share of renewables in their energy systems, the economics of doing so were challenging. There were also serious concerns about the impact on the electricity grid of adding too much capacity from variable renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind.

Oil prices fell for the second straight session on Monday as Iran and six world powers negotiated a deal for Tehran's nuclear program that could end Western sanctions, allowing the OPEC member to ship more crude into an already flooded market.

The United States may be the only major oil-producing nation where the domestic politics of petroleum production appear almost entirely divorced from its international interests.

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