Analysis of Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) Reports: Residential Space Cooling and Commercial Lighting Measures.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) conducted a one-time inventory of evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) reports in 2013 to research general cost information in state-mandated energy efficiency program evaluations. Using the

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Crude Oil Chart nähert sich entscheidender Formation

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Independence: Oil Imports Decline as Shale Revolution Supercharges Production

Independence: Oil Imports Decline as Shale Revolution Supercharges Production

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“Oil production gains from the Bakken and Eagle Ford shale formations are a major reason why U.S. imports of crude oil have dropped to levels not seen since the mid-1990s.”

– Benteck Director of Energy Analysis Jack Weixel

HOUSTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Oil production from shale basins in North Dakota and Texas are the primary reason for a decline in U.S. oil imports, data…

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AAA: Gas prices spring forward

AAA: Gas prices spring forward

Prices at the

gas

pump continue to spring forward across the country.  The national average price at the pump rose to $3.48 per gallon Friday, three cents higher than a week ago, 21 cents more than one month ago, however 24 cents below the same date last year.

The national average has increased for 28 (through Friday) straight days – the longest streak since a 36-day stretch of steadily rising…

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Have you ever wondered where the natural gas pipelines are near your house, school, place of work? Electricity generating facilities? This map works. Interactive.

Sample of the network of pipelines along the Louisiana Gulf coast:

The U.S. Energy Mapping System shows the web of natural gas pipelines, power plants and refineries that spread across the Louisiana Gulf Coast both on and off shore, an area hit hard by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Credit: EIA

Coal: The fuel of the future, unfortunately

Coal: The fuel of the future, unfortunately #Coal

A cheap, ubiquitous and flexible fuel, with just one problem

WHAT more could one want? It is cheap and simple to extract, ship and burn. It is abundant: proven reserves amount to 109 years of current consumption, reckons BP, a British energy giant. They are mostly in politically stable places. There is a wide choice of dependable sellers, such as BHP Billiton(Anglo-Australian), Glencore…

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US oil prices rise on tightening supply at key hub

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US oil prices rise on tightening supply at key hub

Oil prices in New York jumped Wednesday after data showed a fall in crude supplies at a key US trading hub and a surprisingly large decline in gasoline stocks.

US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for May delivery rose $1.07 to $100.26 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

European benchmark Brent oil for May delivery added four cents to $107.03 a barrel on the Intercontinental Exchange in London.

Overall US oil supplies rose 6.6 million barrels for the week, according to the weekly report from the US Energy Information Administration, well above the 2.8 million projected by analysts surveyed by the Wall Street Journal.

But the EIA report showed a decline of 1.3 million barrels at the Cushing, Oklahoma oil-trading hub for the US benchmark.

Wednesday’s EIA report marked the eighth straight week to see a decline at Cushing, said Robert Yawger, who directs the futures division at Mizuho Securities. Stocks at Cushing are at their lowest level since January 2012, he said.

“The concentration is on the Cushing number,” Yawger said.

The drop in supply at Cushing is a “continually bullish factor” for oil, said Andy Lebow, senior vice president for energy derivatives at Jefferies Bache.

“We’ll have enough supply… but we’re getting to fairly significantly low levels,” Lebow said.

Analysts also cited a 5.1 million barrel drop in gasoline supplies, much more than the 1.3 million decline forecast by analysts.

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Randy Forbes: Some relief in heat energy costs

Randy Forbes: Some relief in heat energy costs

This year’s colder and snowier than normal

winter

has taken its toll on roads, on school and work schedules, on personal vehicles, and on local

infrastructure

. The harsh weather has taken its toll on pocketbooks, too, in the form of rising

energy

costs.

In October of 2013, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that 90% of homes were expected to have higher heating costs this wintera…

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America’s Amazing Shale Revolution in One Chart

America’s Amazing Shale Revolution in One Chart

For AEIdeas,Mark J. Perry writes: The chart above shows the combined daily oil output in America’s three most productive oil fields — the Bakken in North Dakota, the Eagle Ford Shale in south-central Texas and the Permian Basin in west Texas — from January 2007 to June 2014, based on estimates released this week by the EIA. From combined output of 1 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) in 2007,…

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