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Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted June 4, 2013

Fox Business Oil and Natural Gas Industry Readies for Hurricane Season

API’s Rayola Dougher stopped by Fox Business and outlined measures the industry takes to prepare its employees and facilities for the threats posed by hurricanes. “Worker safety is the industry’s top priority,” Dougher said.

CNN MoneyU.S. Steps Up Natural Gas Exports

With the Energy Department granting a second liquefied natural gas export license last month, the U.S. might soon see the approval pace quicken on the remaining export applications, CNN reports.

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ethanol  imports  oil34  renewables  rfs34 

Bob Greco

Bob Greco
Posted April 30, 2013

Imports of crude oil have decreased significantly over the past four years as the U.S. has become more self-reliant in meeting its energy needs domestically. In fact, as the graph below shows, from the beginning of 2008 through the end of 2012 net U.S. oil imports have declined by more than 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd) while domestic production has increased by almost 1.5 million bpd. In short, the increase in domestic production accounts for all of the reduction in imports and then some.

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regulations  natural-gas  liquid-fuels  imports  domestic-oil-production  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 9, 2013

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Short-Term Energy Outlook released this week contains two important crude oil stats:

  • U.S. domestic production is expected to continue growing rapidly over the next two years, from an average of 6.4 million barrels per day (bbl/d) last year to 7.3 million bbl/d in 2013 and 7.9 million bbl/d in 2014. Much of the production growth will come from drilling in tight plays in the Williston (North Dakota and Montana), Western Gulf and Permian basins (Texas).
  • U.S. liquid fuel imports, including crude oil, are expected to decline to an average of 6 million bbl/d by 2014. EIA says the net import share will average 32 percent in 2014 “because of continued substantial increases in domestic crude oil production.”

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manufacturing  imports  domestic-energy  oil-production  trade 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 26, 2012

The Washington Times has an article that focuses on the connection between increased domestic energy production, a U.S. manufacturing resurgence and an improved trade balance

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crude  demand  domestic-energy  fuel  prices  domestic-petroleum-deliveries  gasoline-demand  imports 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 20, 2010

The faltering economy appears to be a primary reason for a slight drop in U.S. gasoline demand. According to API's Monthly Statistical Report issued this morning, U.S. gasoline deliveries (a measure of demand) fell by 0.03 percent in July as compared to the same period a year ago. Except for 2008, it was the lowest July gasoline demand figure since 2003.

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demand  distribution  energy  imports 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 19, 2009

According to API's monthly statistics report, July oil product deliveries--a measure of demand--fell 3.0 percent from a year ago, which slowed the rate of decline by half compared with the first half of the year.

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climate-bill  energy  energy-iq  energy-policy  imports  over-regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 21, 2009

Here's an interesting factoid for you: America's reliance on imported oil has been falling. According to API's Monthly Statistical Report for June, imports fell 7.6 percent during the first half of 2009 as compared with the same period a year earlier. This drop was on top of two consecutive annual declines in crude oil and oil product imports in 2007 and 2008. 

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supply  over-regulation  imports  energy-iq-survey  energy-iq  energy  domestic-energy  demand  canada 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 30, 2009

Oil and natural gas are found all over the world in varying amounts, and throughout history, about one trillion barrels of oil have been produced. While about one-third of our oil is produced domestically, where does our imported oil come from? - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P615#sthash.mWkaeH2s.dpuf

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canada  canadian-oil-sands  cera  distribution  domestic-energy  energy  imports  oil-sands  pipelines 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 4, 2009

A couple of days ago, the Sierra Club posted on The Hill's blog, questioning whether it's safe to bring more Canadian oil sands crude oil into the United States via pipeline.

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