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Nov 30, 2022

U.S. wind generation falls into regional patterns by season

average monthly capacity-weighted wind plant capacity factor
Data source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Power Plant Operations Report and Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory

Wind plant performance—how much electricity a wind plant generates compared with its maximum possible generation—depends almost entirely on the availability of wind resources, which vary depending on both the time of year and the geographic region.

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Nov 29, 2022

Natural gas production and consumption has increased in Egypt and Israel for 20 years

Annual dry natural gas production and consumption in Egypt and Israel (2001â€&2021)
Data source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Statistics

Natural gas has played an increasingly important role in both Egypt’s and Israel’s economies over the past 20 years, and both consumption and production have grown substantially in those countries. Egypt’s and Israel’s natural gas delivery systems have become increasingly interdependent in terms of using Egypt’s LNG export infrastructure and natural gas feedstock. Egypt has two operating liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals, which both countries use to export natural gas, according to our updated Eastern Mediterranean Energy profile. Although both countries export some natural gas, growth in domestic use of natural gas over the past 20 years has limited the volume of natural gas available for export. A number of recent discoveries, however, may make more natural gas available for export in the future.

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Nov 28, 2022

Europe’s LNG import capacity set to expand by one-third by end of 2024

LNG import capacity into Europe
Data source: The International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGNL) and trade press
Note: Map displays existing and under construction LNG import capacity in the European Union and UK as of November 2022. Capacity under construction is expected to come online in 2023–24. LNG = liquefied natural gas.

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) import capacity in the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) will expand by 34%, or 6.8 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), by 2024 compared with 2021, according to the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGNL) and trade press data. Expansions of import, or regasification, capacity will total 5.3 Bcf/d by the end of next year and grow further by an additional 1.5 Bcf/d by the end of 2024.

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Nov 23, 2022

Real U.S. gasoline prices this Thanksgiving are mostly unchanged from last year

Weekly U.S. average regular gasoline retail price
Data source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Consumers paid, on average, $3.65 per gallon (gal) at the pump for U.S. regular gasoline on November 21, the Monday before Thanksgiving. This year's Monday-before-Thanksgiving price is 7.5%, or $0.25/gal, higher than last year, which is the same as the overall consumer goods price increase of 7.7%, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

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Nov 22, 2022

Natural gas imports from Canada continue providing winter reliability to U.S. markets

monthly U.S. natural gas trade with Canada by pipeline
Data source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas Imports and Exports/Pipelines

Despite the downward trend in natural gas imports from Canada, trade between the United States and Canada remains important in balancing U.S. natural gas markets and helps ensure reliable supply to parts of the United States. Because of ample capacity on pipelines and in storage facilities in Canada, suppliers can rapidly increase flows, which helps to stabilize the U.S. market during periods of supply and demand imbalance, such as during cold winter months.

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Nov 21, 2022

One of the largest wind farms in the United States was completed in Oklahoma last spring

U.S. wind farms
Data source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Survey

In April 2022, the Traverse Wind Energy Center in Oklahoma was completed and came online. At 999 megawatts (MW) of capacity, the Traverse facility is one of the largest wind farms in the United States and is the largest wind farm built in one phase in North America. Project developers expect that it will generate enough electricity to power around 300,000 homes each year.

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Nov 18, 2022

Working natural gas stocks end refill season near previous five-year average

weekly Lower 48 working natural gas inventories
Data source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

Working natural gas stocks reached 3,644 billion cubic feet (Bcf) as of November 11, 2022, according to the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report, nearly matching the five-year average, and exceeded the year-ago level for this time of year. The deficit to the five-year average totaled 7 Bcf (0.2%) as of November 11—its lowest level since last January. An increase in injections during the final weeks of the refill season (April 1–October 31) reversed what had been a below-average year for storage injections.

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Nov 17, 2022

Residential heating oil prices start winter heating season higher than last year

U.S. weekly winter residential heating oil prices
Data source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Heating Oil and Propane Update

U.S. heating oil prices were 65% higher this October than they were in October of last year, according to our Heating Oil and Propane Update (HOPU). The winter heating season runs from October 1 through the end of March. Residential heating oil prices rose to an annual high of $5.90 per gallon (gal) on November 7, 2022, because of tight inventories, low imports, and limited production capacity. Prices fell to $5.79/gal on November 14.

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Nov 16, 2022

Residential propane prices in October 2022 similar to prices in October 2021

U.S. weekly winter residential propane prices
Data source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Heating Oil and Propane Update

Propane prices during the first month of the current winter heating season (October–March) are essentially unchanged compared with prices at the same time last winter. The U.S. residential price of propane averaged $2.66 per gallon (gal) in October 2022, the same as the average price in October 2021, according to our Heating Oil and Propane Update (HOPU).

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Nov 15, 2022

U.S. natural gas disposition increased in 2021, driven by exports

Sources of natural gas disposition
Data source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas Annual 2021
Note: Disposition means consumption, net exports, and net storage injections. Other end use includes vehicle fuel, pipeline and distribution use, lease use, and natural gas processing plant fuel.

Our most recent annual data for 2021 show that the net disposition of natural gas in the United States increased by 3.6% in 2021 compared with 2020 as a result of growth in liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. We define net disposition as consumption, net exports, and net storage. In 2021, however, consumption in all major U.S. end-use sectors declined relative to 2019, and consumption in both the electric and residential sectors was down relative to 2020.

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