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(Fri, 30 Oct 2020) Japan is the world's largest liquefied natural gas importer and ranks in the top five countries for the highest coal imports and consumption of crude oil and petroleum products. Japan is gradually bringing back nuclear power generation after a complete shutdown of the industry following the Fukushima accident, and the country continues to rely on fossil fuel imports to supply most of its energy needs.

(Thu, 22 Oct 2020) This report estimates stochastic frontier energy demand functions with non-public, plant-level data from the U.S. Census Bureau to measure the energy efficiency gap and energy price elasticities in the food processing industry. Estimates of the energy efficiency gap are smaller but empirically more reasonable when using this new estimation methodology. Own-prices are generally inelastic with little evidence of fuel or electricity substitution.

(Wed, 14 Oct 2020) EIA’s new <em>Handbook of Energy Modeling Methods</em> explains, in plain language, the processes EIA uses to produce long- and short-term projections of key energy market statistics. Today EIA released <em>Handbook</em> documentation for most of the World Energy Projection System (WEPS), along with some parts of the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) and the Short-Term Energy Forecasting System (STIFS).

(Wed, 30 Sep 2020) India was the third-largest energy consumer in the world after China and the United States in 2019, and despite having notable fossil fuel resources, the country has become increasingly dependent on energy imports. The country has moved away from traditional biomass and waste over the past several years as the availability of electricity connections spread for the residential and commercial sectors.

(Wed, 30 Sep 2020) China is the world's most populous country with a fast-growing economy that has led it to be the largest energy consumer and producer in the world. Rapidly increasing energy demand, especially for petroleum and other liquids and natural gas, has made China influential in world energy markets. Although a majority of China’s energy is from coal, the country is diversifying its energy portfolio to curtail heavy air pollution and use more cleaner burning fuels.

(Fri, 25 Sep 2020) The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its annual fuel ethanol production capacity report. The new report contains data for all operating U.S. fuel ethanol production plants as of January 1, 2020.

(Mon, 21 Sep 2020) <p style='color: #666;'>This report contains summary information and updated maps of the Wolfcamp shale play of the Midland Basin, which is a part of the larger Permian Basin. The report uses resent data on play hydrocarbon exploration and production.</p>

(Thu, 10 Sep 2020) The flash estimate covers total energy consumption data (fuel and nonfuel) for the U.S. manufacturing sector. More detailed data tables—including total energy consumption (first use), fuel, feedstock, electricity, end use, fuel switching, and expenditures, by industry and census region—are forthcoming.

(Thu, 25 Jun 2020) Nigeria is the largest crude oil producer in Africa and holds the largest natural gas reserves on the African continent. Hydrocarbon production is an important revenue stream for the government, but commodity price swings and sporadic supply disruptions to production are significant risk factors for the government and the economy.

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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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