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Montevideo, October 2nd 2023 - 07:37 UTC

Tag: Energy Information Administration (EIA)

  • Saturday, February 19th 2022 - 07:50 UTC

    Historic shift for US: from net crude exporter in 2020, to net importer in 2021 and 2022

    US has been a net petroleum products exporter for more than a decade, it has always been a net crude oil importer: it imports more crude than it exports.

    By Michael Kern for - Higher net crude oil imports are set to make the United States a net petroleum importer this year again, as in 2021, after a historic shift of being a net petroleum exporter in 2020, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Friday.

  • Thursday, November 8th 2018 - 07:34 UTC

    US oil output hits another record, but prices and world market remain volatile

    Crude output hit 11.6 million bpd, a weekly record, though weekly figures can be volatile. Data for August showed overall production at more than 11.3 million bpd.

    Oil prices slipped on Wednesday, continuing a recent slide after surging U.S. crude output hit another record and domestic inventories rose more than expected. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said domestic crude inventories rose 5.8 million barrels in the latest week, more than double analysts’ expectations.

  • Monday, February 5th 2018 - 09:08 UTC

    Can The Shale Boom Avoid These Bottlenecks?

    The rig count in the Permian has surged and jumped by 18 in the most recent week for which data is available, to 427, the highest total for the basin since early 2015.

    By Nick Cunningham of <br />
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    Shale companies continue to drill at a frenzied pace, adding rigs and breaking U.S. oil production levels with each passing week. Yet, the oil production is becoming increasingly geographically concentrated. Not only is the Permian basin accounting for much of the new oil production in the U.S., but a relatively small number of counties within the Permian are home to most of that action.

  • Thursday, July 9th 2015 - 02:38 UTC

    Don't panic, nothing has really changed in the oil markets

       Demand for oil is heading towards record levels both internationally and in the U.S. The Greek issue is not new and it has not changed.

    Monday's 8% WTI crude decline is setting up a big opportunity for buyers. And there could be more to come. But this is driven by momentum, not by the fundamental conditions in the physical market.

  • Monday, April 20th 2015 - 06:57 UTC

    Has the U.S. reached “peak oil” at current price levels?

    If prices don't rise to offset those higher drilling costs then production will start declining

    The United States Energy Information Agency once again capitulated on the myth that rig counts don't matter and the productivity of wells would largely offset, leaving the industry on a continuous path to higher output. The current consensus of 500,000 B/D additional growth in 2015 US production now appears very much at risk.

  • Thursday, March 5th 2015 - 13:05 UTC

    Here's what will send oil prices back up again

    Advances in wind and solar power have been significant, but according to EIA, renewables currently account for 11% of the world's energy consumption.

    Oil's rapid decline since August of last year has been dramatic. To listen to some commentators you would also think it is unprecedented and irreversible. Those claiming that oil will continue to fall from here and remain low for evermore, however, are flying in the face of both history and common sense. The question we should be asking ourselves is not if oil prices will recover, but when they will.

  • Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 18:12 UTC

    Oil price tumbles after OPEC releases 2015 forecast

    For 2014, the EIA expects demand will be about 960,000 barrels per day.

    The demand for oil in 2015 will drop to its lowest level since 2002 because of an oversupply of crude and stagnant economies in China and Europe, according to OPEC's latest forecast. And that's just one of several sour estimates.

  • Saturday, May 24th 2014 - 00:37 UTC

    The California shale bubble just burst

    Santa Cruz county and Los Angeles banned fracking

    The great hype surrounding the advent of a shale gas bonanza in California may turn out to be just that: hype. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) – the statistical arm of the Department of Energy – has downgraded its estimate of the total amount of recoverable oil in the Monterey Shale by a whopping 96%. Its previous estimate pegged the recoverable resource in California’s shale formation at 13.7 billion barrels but it now only thinks that there are 600 million barrels available.

  • Sunday, October 13th 2013 - 12:09 UTC

    China becomes world’ biggest net importer of oil displacing the US

    US is increasingly able to support itself after the growth of its domestic hydraulic fracturing, or fracking

    China has knocked the US from its top spot as the world's biggest net importer of oil, US government data shows. The country's fast-growing economy, as well as the rise in car sales, has led to its new status, according to September's data. Oil consumption in China had outstripped production by 6.3 million barrels a day, said the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In the US, the figure was 6.1 million.