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EIA Data Shows Blend Wall Broken in 2016 with Production at 15.33 Billion Gallons
March 6, 2017 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the U.S. ethanol production set a new record of 15.33 billion gallons (bg) in 2016, according to data released today by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA data …

Biofuels May Be the Future of the Aviation Industry
March 3, 2017 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

by Jon LeSage (OilPrice.com)  Alternative and renewable aviation fuels such as biofuel blends won’t be replacing traditional jet fuels any time soon, but the aviation industry continues to take them very seriously.

On average, the aviation …

Power Sector Carbon Dioxide Emissions Fall Below Transportation Sector Emissions
January 20, 2017 – 9:05 am | No Comment

(U.S. Energy Information Administration)  U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the transportation sector reached 1,893 million metric tons (MMmt) from October 2015 through September 2016, exceeding electric power sector CO2 emissions of 1,803 MMmt over …

DOE: Twenty-five States Crack E10 Blend Wall
December 14, 2016 – 5:16 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Though the national average percentage of ethanol in gasoline came in at 9.91% in 2015, according to the Energy Information Administration, half of all states now see ethanol in …

Not Energy Independent, Yet
November 15, 2016 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Rick Uldricks and Hudson Councilman Casey Weinstein (Twinsburg Patch) In truth, when it comes to energy security, there is good news to be found, but not at the bottom of a well.  —  Fossil fuel boosters …

#Ethanol Breaking Through Blend Wall
October 21, 2016 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The average amount of ethanol in the nation’s gasoline supply hit a new record last week of 10.4 percent, just breaking through the 10% blend wall for the second time in …

Natural Gas: A Bridge Fuel — But for How Long?
September 14, 2016 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

by Tom Ewing (Renewable Energy World)  On Aug. 17, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) daily update announced that CO2 emissions from natural gas would soon surpass coal. That’s troubling.

Natural gas is viewed as a …

CAFE Standards: What’s Biomass Got to Do with It?
September 9, 2016 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca Chillrud  (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On July 18, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released their Draft Technical Assessment Report …

EIA Projects Ethanol Consumption
September 8, 2016 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

(DTN)  EIA Sees Ethanol Content in US Gasoline at 10% in 2016-17  —  The Energy Information Administration expects ethanol consumption in the United States to average 930,000 barrels per day this year and in 2017, …

COLUMN-Vehicle Efficiency Spurs Premium Gasoline Sales, Octane Demand: Kemp
September 8, 2016 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by John Kemp (Reuters)  Pressure to improve vehicle fuel efficiency is driving an increase in the sales of premium gasoline and boosting demand for high-octane blending components in the United States.

Premium grade accounted for more …

Ethanol Industry Blasts EPA ‘Hogwash’
June 9, 2016 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  The ethanol industry will lay into the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for proposing a 2017 renewable fuel standard that it says is based on oil industry “hogwash.”

The industry also …

Almost All U.S. Gasoline Is Blended with 10% Ethanol
May 6, 2016 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Blends of petroleum-based gasoline with 10% ethanol, commonly referred to as E10, account for more than 95% of the fuel consumed in motor vehicles with gasoline engines. Ethanol-blended fuels are one …

Engine Design Trends Lead to Increased Demand for Higher-Octane Gasoline
April 8, 2016 – 10:15 pm | No Comment

(US Energy Information Administration) Since 2013, the share of premium gasoline in total motor gasoline sales has steadily increased, reaching 11.3%, the highest share in over a decade, in August and September 2015. While lower gasoline …

Ethanol, Biodiesel Added to Rail Report
April 6, 2016 – 10:33 am | No Comment

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek) As of April 4, the federal government’s Petroleum Supply Monthly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration includes more frequent data on ethanol and biodiesel transported by railroads.

The EIA now reports monthly rail …

The Barrel Counters: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to the Energy Information Administration
March 2, 2016 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with …

Bailout the US Shale Oil/Gas Industry or Fund Clean Sustainable Renewable Transportation? A New Way of Looking at the Options. Press Release
February 16, 2016 – 10:45 am | No Comment

For Immediate Release February 12, 2016—Frederick, MD Advanced Biofuels USA correspondent Robert E. Kozak analyses the potential for a reinvigorated US shale oil/gas industry with and without government subsidies; and compares it to the potential for near-term …

After the Fall: Rebuilding US Liquid Fuel Production – Invest in Our Land or the Shale Oil Fields? (Part 2 of 2)
February 12, 2016 – 11:20 am | No Comment

Efforts to promote a sustainable use of natural resources are not a waste of money, but rather an investment capable of providing other eco­nomic benefits in the medium term. If we look at the larger …

The 2016 US Outlook for Ethanol and Biodiesel
December 3, 2015 – 10:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “In the old days, ethanol was a political commodity,” Informa Economics Senior VP Scott Richman told the crowd assembled at the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference in Vancouver this week, organized by the …

Oil and Biofuels Lobby White House on Renewable Fuel Standard Ahead of Nov. 30 Deadline
November 20, 2015 – 6:52 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  In the lead-up to the administration’s release of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), it’s been a veritable who’s who of renewable fuels and petrochemical refiners visiting the White House’s Office …

EPA’s Final RVO Rule and the Myth of Falling Gasoline Demand
November 17, 2015 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  One of the oil industry’s favorite talking points in its campaign to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the argument that “gasoline demand is falling,” and thus refiners …

U.S. Oil Refiners Look Abroad for Crude Supplies as North Dakota Boom Fades
November 4, 2015 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Jarrett Renshaw and Catherine Ngai (Reuters) … North Dakota’s Bakken production peaked at 1.153 million barrels per day in June, and had fallen to 1.13 million barrels per day by August, according to state data.

The …

Why Oil Is Cheap in October 2015 (Part 1 of 2)
October 27, 2015 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Conventional wisdom about declining oil prices, mostly originating from US Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration (DOE/EIA), says the fall of oil prices over the past fifteen months is …

Why Activists Are Pushing a ‘Supply Side’ Strategy for Fighting Climate Change
September 15, 2015 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  Even as President Obama further amplifies his rhetoric about addressing climate change, a coalition of environmental organizations released a letter Monday seeking to push his administration much further still. Not content with …

U.S. Oil Glut An EIA Invention?
June 29, 2015 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by  Leonard Brecken (OilPrice.com)  In the latest weekly production data from the EIA, on the back of recent March revisions, the U.S. managed to post a 76,000 barrel per day increase in the lower 48. Production from …

The Boon of Reduced Oil Consumption
June 19, 2015 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

By Brian Deese and Jason Furman (The Washington Post/senior adviser to President Obama/Council of Economic Advisers)  … A new report this week by the Council of Economic Advisers documents that this drop in consumption is one …

Shale vs OPEC: What’s Going on with Oil Prices? Will the Bleeding Stop, and When?
January 14, 2015 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Here’s what’s going on, as illustrated in this EIA chart, which shows the imbalance between increases in demand and the increases in non-OPEC production. In short, non-OPEC oil is being …

Report: Increased Ethanol Drops Energy Content of Gas
October 29, 2014 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The growing use of ethanol in the country’s gasoline supply has reduced the average energy content of a gallon of gasoline by about 3 percent during the last two …

EIA Updates State Profiles, Adds Data on Renewables
December 26, 2013 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Energy Information Administration has updated its state energy profiles and added new analytical narratives on the energy sectors of each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and …

EPA Caves to the Petroleum Industry, Could Cost Taxpayers
December 9, 2013 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

by Laura Sesana  (The Washington Times) The petroleum industry’s renewed campaign against Congressionally mandated increasing levels of ethanol in gasoline appears to be working. The result, however—EPA’s proposal to reduce ethanol requirements for 2014—could cost taxpayers …

Biofuels, Renewables Strongly up Since 2008, Says New EIA Report
March 29, 2013 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Maryland, the “Monthly Energy Review” by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), with data through December 31, 2012 is showing that renewable energy sources and natural gas expanded rapidly during the …

Can the US Still Meet Its 2022 Biofuels Targets?
February 28, 2013 – 10:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As cellulosic biofuels technologies start to deploy — critics and friends ask, 36 billion gallons by 2022, can it still be done?   Yep, there’s a pathway.

In Washington, the US Energy …

Advanced Biofuels Workshop Guest Speaker Presentations Posted
August 9, 2012 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  On August 1, the US Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration held a workshop with video conferencing.  Specifically, the Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Analysis conducted a workshop to explore …

Biodiesel Demand Estimates Now Provided in Petroleum Supply and Demand Balances
August 8, 2012 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Energy Information Administration)  Biodiesel production data were reported for the first time in U.S. and regional petroleum supply and disposition balances as published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in the Petroleum Supply Monthly(PSM) …

Energy Outlook: E85, FFV Market Shares to Lead Growth
July 3, 2012 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The latest look at long-term projections by the U.S. DOE’s Energy Information Administration shows E85 use growing to a 37 percent share of domestic ethanol production by 2035. The …

EIA Issues 2012 Cellulosic Biofuel Predictions
November 17, 2011 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. DOE’s Energy Information Administration predicts that only six cellulosic biofuel producers will make fuel available for sale in 2012, producing a total of just 6.9 million gallons …

Global Energy Use to Jump 53%
September 20, 2011 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

(CNN Money)  Global energy use is expected to jump 53% by 2035, largely driven by strong demand from places like India and China, according to a report Monday.   Combined, developing nations currently use slightly more …

Debate over Corn Use Estimates Shows Need for Solid Ethanol Data
July 15, 2011 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The latest USDA World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates marked a milestone of sorts for the ethanol industry. For the first time, the USDA predicts that more corn will …

Look Out — Oil Prices to Hit $200 a Barrel by 2035, Projection Shows
December 17, 2010 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by John Funk  (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)  Americans who are upset about $3 gasoline won’t like the latest long-term projection from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Over the next 25 years, even as the nation’s thirst for …

2010 Energy Conference: Short-Term Stresses, Long-Term Change April 6-7 Washington, DC
March 24, 2010 – 1:14 pm | No Comment
2010 Energy Conference: Short-Term Stresses, Long-Term Change April 6-7 Washington, DC

Energy Secretary Steven Chu and National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers will be the keynote speakers at the annual energy conference hosted by the U.S. Energy Information Administration in partnership with the School of Advanced …