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TODAY IN ENERGY: Drop in petroleum demand led to rise in crude oil inventories and low refinery utilization

Either way, this has thrown a spanner in the works of the giant, multi-billion oil and gas projects that were announced over the past two years as the energy world began to wake up from its post-2015 price crash investment hibernation. Further impairments were made in April 2020 when the Q1 finan ...

Hui Shan

Posted 28 days agoLink > ConsumptionDemandLiquid Fuels +6

EIA expects record liquid fuels inventory builds in early 2020, followed by draws

In the same year, the US leapfrogged Malaysia as the third largest LNG exporter in the world, and by 2025, its LNG production capacity could reach almost 15 bcf/d – eclipsing both Qatar and Australia. With its recent moves to tap into the vast natural gas resources in its offshore North Field and ...

Hui Shan

Posted 2 months agoLink > ProductionsupplyConsumption +8

COVID-19 mitigation efforts result in the lowest U.S. petroleum consumption in decades

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates the decline in petroleum product demand by examining the changes in total product supplied, EIA's proxy for consumption. In the week ending April 3, total U.S. product supplied of petroleum products fell by 3.4 million b/d, the largest we ...

Hui Shan

Posted 3 months agoLink > ConsumptionDemandLiquid Fuels +3

Natural gas prices fall to lowest level since 2016, the lowest February prices in 20 years

Dry natural gas production in January 2020 averaged about 95.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), according to IHS Markit data. IHS Markit also estimates that in January 2020 the United States saw the third-highest monthly U.S. natural gas production on record, down slightly from the previous tw ...

Hui Shan

Posted 5 months agoLink > supplyProductionsupply +8

This Week in Petroleum: Crude oil prices in 2019 were generally lower than in 2018

These narrow trading ranges occurred as a result of offsetting upward and downward price pressures, despite the largest single-day price increase since 2008, which followed the September attacks on Saudi Arabia's crude oil production and processing infrastructure. In 2019, several factors, includ ...

Hui Shan

Posted 6 months agoLink > ConsumptionDemandCrude oil +6

EIA projects energy consumption in air transportation to increase through 2050

Despite oil and oil-equivalent production rising by 3% (driven by shale liquids production in the Permian), the fall was largely due to lower crude prices. BP's net profit fell 39.7% - beating expectations on lower upstream earnings and weaker oil prices. Quarterly profits were down by 15%, with ...

Hui Shan

Posted 9 months agoLink > ConsumptionDemandLiquid Fuels +2

EIA projects that natural gas consumption in Asia will continue to outpace supply

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) latest International Energy Outlook 2019 (IEO2019) Reference case, future growth in natural gas consumption is concentrated in developing nations—those outside of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)—especi ...

Hui Shan

Posted 9 months agoLink > ConsumptionDemandInternational +5

China adds incentives for domestic natural gas production as imports increase

Natural gas production has recently grown in China largely because of increased development in low-permeability formations in the form of tight gas, shale gas, and to a lesser extent, coalbed methane. In June 2019, the Chinese government introduced a subsidy program that established new incentive ...

Hui Shan

Posted 9 months agoLink > ProductionsupplyConsumption +9

Global energy consumption driven by more electricity in residential, commercial buildings

In countries that are not part of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (non-OECD countries), EIA projects that energy consumed in buildings will grow by more than 2% per year, or about five times the rate of OECD countries. As the quality of life in emerging economies improve ...

Hui Shan

Posted 9 months agoLink > residentialCommercialConsumption +6

ESAI Energy Details the Growing LNG Surplus

Expert Analysis on Growing LNG Market BOSTON, MA, October 16, 2019 – ESAI Energy, an industry-leading energy market research and forecasting firm, examines the impact of an impending global LNG surplus for its clients, complementing the firm's offerings in crude oil, natural gas, refining, pe ...

Jake Wright

Posted 9 months agoPress > LNGLiquified Natural GasLiquefied Natural Gas +6

EIA projects nearly 50% increase in world energy usage by 2050, led by growth in Asia

World industrial sector energy use increases by more than 30% between 2018 and 2050 as consumption of goods increases. This increase is largely driven by non-OECD countries, where transportation energy consumption increases nearly 80% between 2018 and 2050. Worldwide renewable energy consumption ...

Hui Shan

Posted 10 months agoLink > ConsumptionDemandIEO +2

The nonmetallic minerals industry is one of the world’s top energy users

In the industrial sector, the nonmetallic minerals industry is one of the largest energy users, accounting for 10% of global industrial sector energy use. The energy intensity of the nonmetallic minerals industry—energy consumed per unit of gross output—is higher than many other industries. By c ...

Hui Shan

Posted 10 months agoLink > DemandConsumptionIndustrial

This Week in Petroleum: EIA forecasts moderate inventory builds in 2020 and lowers crude oil price forecast

In the August 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts relatively flat crude oil prices for the remainder of 2019 and through 2020 and a balanced global oil market in 2019 followed by modest inventory builds in 2020 as production growth outp ...

Hui Shan

Posted 11 months agoLink > ConsumptionDemandprices +5

TODAY IN ENERGY: In the United States, most petroleum is consumed in transportation

Facing a tough situation where shale oil prices are depressed due to a lack of infrastructure to send them to the US Gulf Coast for processing and export, independent US shale drillers are facing financial pressure as loans are no longer handed out like candy and investors are demanding results. ...

Hui Shan

Posted 1 year agoLink > transportationConsumptionDemand +3

TODAY IN ENERGY: U.S. LNG exports to Europe increase amid declining demand and spot LNG prices in Asia

A warm winter in Asia and declining price differentials between European and Asian spot natural gas prices led to increased volumes of U.S. LNG exports delivered to Europe. Recent declines in price differentials between European pricing benchmarks (including National Balancing Point (NBP) in the ...

Hui Shan

Posted 1 year agoLink > pricesConsumptionDemand +9