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EIA’s residential energy survey now includes estimates for more than 20 new end uses

AJOT | June 01, 2018 | Energy

Results from the 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), now include estimates of energy consumption for an expanded list of energy end uses.
Refit for jack-up MPI Enterprise at Damen Verolme Rotterdam

AJOT | May 29, 2018 | Energy | Project / Heavy Lift | Maritime Project

Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) has completed a refit project on the MPI Enterprise, a 120-metre, self-elevating, DP2, wind turbine installation vessel owned and operated by MPI Offshore, part of the Vroon Group.
Electric power sector consumption of fossil fuels at lowest level since 1994

AJOT | May 29, 2018 | Energy

The declining trend in fossil fuel consumption by the power sector has been driven by a decrease in the use of coal and petroleum with a slightly offsetting increase in the use of natural gas.

Uganda Says Russian Company Wants Role in Crude-Export Pipeline

Bloomberg | May 28, 2018 | Energy | International Trade
AET secures DP2 shuttle tankers with Petrobras

AJOT | May 25, 2018 | Energy | Maritime | Bulk

AET announces extension of partnership in the DP2 shuttle tanker sector with Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, the Brazilian multinational petroleum corporation.

Oil Rises as World Grapples With Venezuelan Crude Output Risks

Bloomberg | May 21, 2018 | Energy | International Trade
United States remains the world’s top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons

AJOT | May 21, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

The United States has been the world's top producer of natural gas since 2009, when U.S. natural gas production surpassed that of Russia, and the world's top producer of petroleum hydrocarbons since 2013, when U.S. production exceeded Saudi Arabia’s.

Oil Gains Near $72 as World’s Top Economies Reach Trade Truce

Bloomberg | May 21, 2018 | Energy | International Trade
Changing energy efficiency and fuel economy standards affects energy consumption

AJOT | May 17, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

Legislation passed in the 1970s and 1980s and updated in subsequent decades established mandatory federal minimum energy efficiency standards for equipment and appliances in buildings and fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles (LDVs). Three scenarios in EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2018 (AEO2018) examine the impacts of varying energy efficiency policies on end-use consumption, including what could happen under current laws and what might happen if energy efficiency policies were made more or less stringent.

EU Hardens Against Trump With United Stand on Trade and Iran

Bloomberg | May 17, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

LNG Exports May Incite Price Increases for American Consumers

Bloomberg | May 16, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

New generation of diesel power delivers cargo and cleaner air to America’s ports

AJOT | May 16, 2018 | Energy | Ports & Terminals | Equipment and Tech
Reducing Downtime by Building Up High

AJOT | May 16, 2018 | Energy | Project / Heavy Lift

This approach helped cut the project’s duration by more than one month and get the refinery back online sooner.
U.S. Gulf Coast port limitations impose additional costs on rising U.S. crude oil exports

AJOT | May 16, 2018 | Energy | Ports & Terminals | Ports

U.S. crude oil exports averaged 1.1 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2017 and 1.6 million b/d so far in 2018, up from less than 0.5 million b/d in 2016.
Growth in North American Activity as Health Returns to FPS Sector

AJOT | May 15, 2018 | Energy

The Q2 edition of Westwood Energy’s World Floating Production Systems Tracker is released today. Compared to the Q1 edition of the report there have been upward revisions to the number of orders and units installed 2018-2022 as the strong growth in activity first seen at the start of 2017 continues.
Tax credits and solar tariffs affect timing of projected renewable power plant deployment

AJOT | May 15, 2018 | Energy | Alternative | International Trade

The timing and magnitude of adding wind- and solar-powered electricity generators to the U.S. grid are sensitive to federal policies, especially federal tax credits that are currently scheduled to expire or diminish by 2022.

Iran Oil Exports Face Insurance Snag No Matter What Europe Wants

Bloomberg | May 15, 2018 | Energy | International Trade
Most of America’s propane exports go to countries in Asia

AJOT | May 14, 2018 | Energy | International Trade

In 2017, the United States exported 905,000 barrels per day (b/d) of propane, with the largest volumes going to supply petrochemical feedstock demand in Asian countries. Four of the top five countries receiving U.S. propane exports are in Asia—Japan, China, South Korea, and Singapore.
Natural gas and renewables make up most of 2018 electric capacity additions

AJOT | May 07, 2018 | Energy

EIA expects nearly 32 gigawatts (GW) of new electric generating capacity will come online in the United States in 2018, more than in any year over the past decade.

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