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Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions expected to fall in 2017 but rise in 2018

October 12, 2017 Today in Energy 0

Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell in both 2015 and 2016, and they are expected to fall again in 2017, based on forecasts in EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook. However, EIA forecasts a 2.2% increase in energy-related CO2 emissions in 2018.

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U.S. household spending for gasoline is expected to remain below $2,000 in 2017

October 6, 2017 Today in Energy 0

The average U.S. household expenditure on gasoline in 2017 is expected to total $1,977, or approximately 2.4% of mean incomes of households, according to projections in EIA’s most recent “Short-Term Energy Outlook” (STEO). The most recent peak for household gasoline expenditures was $2,715, or 4.0% of household income, in 2008.

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Global gas-to-liquids growth is dominated by two projects in South Africa and Uzbekistan

October 4, 2017 Today in Energy 0

EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO2017) projects that liquids produced at gas-to-liquids (GTL) plants will increase as two large-scale projects are completed in South Africa and Uzbekistan. Most of the new GTL capacity will come from the conversion of Sasol’s coal-to-liquids plant in Secunda, South Africa, to a GTL facility. That conversion is expected to be completed by 2024.

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Natural gas inventories remain lower than last year, but higher than the five-year average

September 29, 2017 Today in Energy 0

Working natural gas inventory levels in the Lower 48 states since April have been lower than they were in 2016, according to EIA’s Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR), but they are still higher than the previous five-year average (2012-2016).

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Chinese coal-fired electricity generation expected to flatten as mix shifts to renewables

September 27, 2017 Today in Energy 0

Coal-fired electricity generation in China, the world’s largest coal consumer, is expected to remain flat through 2040, according to EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO2017). Other fuels, such as renewables, natural gas, and nuclear power, are expected to make up increasing shares of China’s electricity generation.

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