Posts Tagged ‘EIA’

Takeoff, eh? At time of need, New York jet fuel heads to Canada

New York jet fuel prices spiked from mid-July through August, and new data gives more insight why. Blame Canada.

Canada may be sending everything from comedians and crude into the US. But in July, it took in a good bit of US jet fuel, mostly out of New York.

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EIA analysis: big draw in crude oil stocks

US crude oil stocks took an unexpected downturn last week. You can see our analysis of the latest Energy Information Administration inventory report here.

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EIA analysis: US crude oil stocks increase

The US West Coast was the main driver of the crude oil stock increase this week, partly due to a decrease in refinery runs, which fell 82,000 barrels per day to 2.37 million b/d.

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EIA oil analysis: overall small changes, bigger changes underneath

The overall change in US crude oil inventories was relatively small last week, according to the EIA data released today. But there were some bigger regional shifts underneath those total numbers. You can read our analysis here.

EIA analysis: Gulf Coast refineries are cranking it out

US Gulf Coast refineries operated at a record rate last week, according to the Energy Information Administration. You can see our analysis of the latest numbers here.

EIA analysis: a big decline in gasoline inventories

This week’s EIA oil inventory data recorded a big drop in US gasoline inventories for last week. You can see our analysis of the numbers here.

Energy politics can be tough on Massachusetts politicians

Practicing politics in Massachusetts must be like steering a ship toward a safe harbor while running away from a hurricane. Certainly Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who is being battered by environmentalists, must feel that way.

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How can refineries run at more than 100%?

It’s a common cliché, the kind of thing that could be on a classroom poster: Give it 110%. Frequently said by athletes and business professionals alike, the sentiment sometimes causes others to wonder how it’s possible to give more than 100%.

That question may have come up again when the US Energy Information Administration Midwest (PADD II) refinery utilization rates greater than 100%, in the week ending in July 11.

In the week ending in July 25, EIA data showed the Midwest refinery utilization rate was 97.4%, down from two weeks ago’s all-time recorded high of 100.3%.

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Energy Economist: The amount of oil the world uses, seen through different eyes

Counting barrels is always tough to do, as Ross McCracken discusses in this month’s excerpt from Platts Energy Economist.

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EIA analysis: US refineries crank up their runs, crude oil stocks fall

The US refinery operating rate rose more than 2 percentage points last week, which for a one-week period is a significant jump. You can read about what that meant for inventories by reading our weekly analysis here.

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