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Subject:EIA, energy markets
Presented by:John J. Conti, Acting Administrator
Presented to: Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power
Washington, DC—November 2, 2017

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U.S. ethane consumption, exports to increase as new petrochemical plants come online

monthly U.S. ethane production, consumption, and exports, as explained in the article text
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook February 2017

Over the next two years, EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) projects growth in U.S. consumption of ethane in the petrochemical industry will exceed increases in consumption of all other petroleum and liquid products—such as motor gasoline, distillate, and jet fuel—combined. EIA also projects that ethane exports will continue increasing, as ethane is exported both by pipeline to Canada and by tankers to more distant destinations.

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