Well, of course they do. While we may be happy with low gas prices at the pump, may this cause problems in the future? I’m not sure but someone has to cover the debt that we see in the graphic here from Tracking the Growing Wave of Oil & Gas …Read More »
What electric power record did we set in July?
The eia article The United States set record for daily natural gas power burn in late July by David Manowitz (8/26/2020) explains: In the United States, natural gas consumed by electric power plants (power burn) set a daily record high of 47.2 billion cubic feet (Bcf) on Monday, July 27, …Read More »
Do we use more coal or renewable energy?
The EIA article U.S. renewable energy consumption surpasses coal for the first time in over 130 years by Mickey Francis (5/28/2020) has the data. In 2019, U.S. annual energy consumption from renewable sources exceeded coal consumption for the first time since before 1885, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s …Read More »
What new energy record did the U.S. set?
The eia reports that 44.5 Bcf of natural gas was consumed in the lower 38 on July 19 in their post United States sets new daily record high for natural gas use in the power sector by Katie Dyl (8/5/19). Higher electricity demand for air conditioning during a heat wave …Read More »
Does the U.S. import or export natural gas?
The title of the EIA post (5/2/19) says it all, United States has been a net exporter of natural gas for more than 12 consecutive months. In short, U.S. net natural gas exports in February 2019 totaled 4.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), marking 13 consecutive months in which U.S. natural …Read More »
How much coal does the U.S. export?
The EIA article In 2018, U.S. coal exports were the highest in five years (3/27/19) summarizes coal exports. While U.S. coal consumption has generally declined since its 2008 peak, EIA expects that U.S. coal exports reached 116 million short tons (MMst) in 2018, the highest level in five years, based on foreign …Read More »
How much coal does the U.S. consume?
According to the EIA article U.S. coal consumption in 2018 expected to be the lowest in 39 years: EIA expects total U.S. coal consumption in 2018 to fall to 691 million short tons (MMst), a 4% decline from 2017 and the lowest level since 1979. U.S. coal consumption has been …Read More »