U.S. wind electricity generating capacity at the end of 2016 was 82,000 megawatts (MW), with additions expected to bring total capacity to 88,000 MW by the end of 2017, and 96,000 MW by Dec. 31, 2018, the Energy Information Administration projects.
U.S. coal production in September was an estimated 66 million short tons (MMst), up 1 MMst (1%) from September 2016, according to the Energy Information Administration’s just released Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO).
Most U.S. households can expect higher heating bills this winter (October through March) than the last two winters, according to the Energy Information Administration’s just-released Winter Fuels Outlook.
The volume of working natural gas in storage during the week of Sept. 22, rose by 58 billion cubic feet (Bcf), to 3.47 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), from 3.41 Tcf one week earlier, the Energy Information Administration reported last Friday.
Since last March, growth in global liquid fuels supply has been driven by increases in the production of historically higher-priced light crude oils, says the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The volume of working gas placed in storage during the week ended Sept. 15, increased 2.9% from the previous week, and the highest amount injected since the week of June 2, Energy Information Administration data reveals.