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Last summer, when the price of fuel ethanol was lower than the petroleum component of gasoline, record amounts of ethanol were blended into the gasoline sold in the United States (blend rates). The summer 2022 fuel ethanol blend rate from June through August reached 10.5%, the highest blend rate calculated, based on our data going back to 2007.
Posted: December 1, 2022, 1:00 pm
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.
Posted: November 30, 2022, 1:00 pm
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.
Posted: November 29, 2022, 1:00 pm
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.
Posted: November 28, 2022, 1:00 pm
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).
Posted: November 23, 2022, 1:00 pm