https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy Short, timely articles with graphics on energy facts, issues, and trends. en-us Thu, 4 June 2020 08:00:00 EDT firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.eia.gov/global/images/logos/eia_logo_250.png http://www.eia.gov/ U.S. Energy Information Administration https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=43975 Thu, 4 June 2020 08:00:00 EST According to the financial reports analyzed by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), global expenditures related to oil and natural gas exploration and development (E&D) increased $42 billion (13%) for 102 publicly traded oil companies in 2019, totaling $361 billion. As a result of significant crude oil price declines in 2020, however, global proved reserves will likely be revised downward, and E&D expenditures will also likely decline. Several companies have already announced large budget reductions. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=43955 Wed, 3 June 2020 08:00:00 EST Underground natural gas storage capacity in the Lower 48 states has remained relatively flat since 2012. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) measures working natural gas storage capacity in two ways: design capacity and demonstrated peak capacity. Both measures of capacity were relatively unchanged in 2019; design capacity declined 0.4% and demonstrated peak capacity increased 0.1% compared with 2018. For the sixth year in a row, no new storage fields were completed. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=43935 Tue, 2 June 2020 08:00:00 EDT U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel, which include biodiesel and renewable diesel, grew 26% in 2019 to more than 27,000 barrels per day (b/d), reversing three years of decline. Imports of biomass-based diesel increased in 2019 because of the increase in renewable diesel imports from Singapore. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=43915 Mon, 1 Jun 2020 08:00:00 EDT Interruptions in electricity service vary in frequency and duration across the nearly 3,000 electric distribution systems in the United States. Power interruptions are caused by many factors, including weather, vegetation patterns, and utility practices. In 2018, power outage durations for U.S. electricity customers averaged 5.8 hours per customer. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=43835 Fri, 29 May 2020 08:00:00 EDT The 729,000 vehicles sold in the United States in April 2020 amounted to the lowest total since early 2010. The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of light-duty vehicle sales in April is the lowest in the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data series that dates back to 1976. Car sales have fallen by a larger percentage than light truck sales: in April, car sales were down 59% from the previous April, and light truck sales were down 42%. These changes in the makeup of vehicle sales have implications for fuel economy because cars tend to use less fuel per mile traveled than light trucks.
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