Latest Energy Information Administration Stories

2009-07-31 15:10:00

The federal government’s “cash for clunkers” program has been highly popular and may provide a much-needed boost for the nation’s ailing auto industry, but it will do little to cut fuel consumption, according to a Reuters analysis.

2009-05-28 06:20:00

Rapidly industrializing nations like China and Russia are expected to drive up global energy demand by some 44 percent during the next two decades, according to a US governmental energy forecasting agency.

2009-04-15 06:40:00

According to industry forecasters, US power plants will see a 2.6 percent drop in the amount of coal they burn in 2009 compared with the previous year.

2009-04-15 06:35:00

On Tuesday, Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen announced that the US government will eventually begin allowing higher levels of ethanol to be blended into gasoline.

2008-12-17 13:35:00

Carbon dioxide emissions in the US will be reduced over 9 percent more by 2030 than previous expectations, according to the Energy Information Administration on Wednesday.

2008-11-13 06:00:31

By Paul Davidson Gasoline is expected to remain a relative bargain through 2009, with prices averaging $2.37 a gallon, and home heating costs will likely be flat this winter under sharply lower U.S. forecasts released Wednesday. The brutal economy will push down total U.S.

2008-10-10 10:00:00

By H. Josef Hebert Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, touted by GOP presidential candidate John McCain as his expert on energy, seemed to have problems Thursday explaining whether the government bans oil exports -- especially from her state's North Slope fields.

2008-10-08 06:00:32

By Paul Davidson Consumers will pay about 15% more -- an extra $150 on average-- to warm their homes this winter, with those that rely on heating oil hit even harder, the Energy Department said Tuesday.

2008-10-08 03:00:24

By Jenner, Mark EIGHTH ANNUAL Renewable energy from organics Recycling CONFERENCE PREVIEW IS THERE A SILVER LINING IN ENERGY USE DATA? IN MAY of this year, the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a preliminary report that includes energy use in 2007.

2008-10-07 06:00:40

By James R. Healey The prices of gasoline and oil, racing each other up to records recently, now seem in a contest to see which can drop fastest. The U.S. average price for regular-grade gasoline was $3.484 a gallon, the U.S.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.