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Short-Term Energy Outlook

Release Date: March 6, 2018  |  Next Release Date: April 10, 2018  |  Full Report    |   Text Only   |   All Tables   |   All Figures

Notable Forecast Changes

  • EIA forecasts U.S. hydrocarbon gas liquids consumption to average 2.94 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2018 and 3.19 million b/d in 2019, which are about 50,000 b/d and 60,000 b/d higher, respectively, than forecast in the February STEO. The March forecast incorporates higher-than-expected monthly ethane consumption data for November and December, which provide a higher starting point for expected growth from new ethane-consuming petrochemical plants.  


Table: Changes in Forecast from Last Month

Forecast Change Tables (PDF)

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