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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. A questioner at a town hall-style meeting in Wisconsin said he had heard that at least 75 percent of the oil drilled in Alaska was being sold to China and said, if true, he would like to know why. "No. It's not...

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. The average household will spend $1,137 on heating from October to March, says the department's Energy Information Administration. The increase reflects higher oil and natural gas prices and a forecast for colder weather than last winter. Projected monthly household outlays are $15...

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. EIA data showed that the U.S. consumed 101.6 Quadrillion BTUs (Quads) of energy. For comparative purposes, one million is a 1 followed by six zeros. A quadrillion is a one followed by 15 zeros, so...

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. Energy Information Administration's weekly survey showed Monday -- 14.8 cents less than a week ago and the lowest since April 14, though 71.4 cents higher than a year ago. Prices were down in all regions, EIA said. The lowest average was $3.393 in the Midwest,...

2008-09-27 03:00:31

By Anonymous Note. Renewable Energy Production and Consumption. In Table 10.1, renewable energy consumption consists of: conventional hydroelectricity net generation (converted to Btu using the fossil- fueled plants heat rate); geothermal electricity net generation (converted to Btu using the geothermal plants heat rate), and geothermal heat pump and geothermal direct use energy; solar thermal and photovoltaic electricity net generation (converted to Btu using the fossil-fueled plants heat...

2008-09-27 03:00:31

By Anonymous Approximate Heat Content of Petroleum and Natural Gas Plant Liquids Asphalt. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) adopted the thermal conversion factor of 6.636 million British thermal units (Btu) per barrel as estimated by the Bureau of Mines and first published in the Petroleum Statement, Annual, 1956. Aviation Gasoline. EIA adopted the thermal conversion factor of 5.048 million Btu per barrel as adopted by the Bureau of Mines from the Texas Eastern Transmission...

2008-09-27 03:00:30

By Anonymous Note 1. The average domestic first purchase price represents the average price at which all domestic crude oil is purchased. Prior to February 1976, the price represented an estimate of the average of posted prices; beginning with February 1976, the price represents an average of actual first purchase prices. The data series was previously called "Actual Domestic Wellhead Price." Note 2. F.O.B. literally means "Free on Board." It denotes a transaction whereby the seller makes...

2008-09-27 03:00:30

By Anonymous Note 1. Energy Consumption Data and Surveys. Most of the data in this section of the Monthly Energy Review (MER) are developed from a group of energy-related surveys, typically called "supply surveys," conducted by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Supply surveys are directed to suppliers and marketers of specific energy sources. They measure the quantities of specific energy sources produced, or the quantities supplied to the market, or both. The data obtained from...

2008-09-10 15:00:32

By THOMAS CONTENT The price of natural gas has dropped by 50% in the past two months, but the price has been so high all year that consumers still face record heating costs this winter, the Energy Department said Tuesday. The average household in the Midwest faces an increase of at least 15%, or $152, over the six-month heating season that starts Oct. 1, according to the monthly forecast published by the Energy Information Administration. A similar forecast issued last month, when...

2008-08-25 09:01:38

Costs of heating oil, natural gas and electricity in the United States are expected to hit record highs this winter, a U.S. government report says. If government predictions come true, homeowners will spend $22 billion more to heat their homes this winter than they did last year, USA Today says, quoting experts' figures. The biggest increases await heating oil customers, a 36.3-percent leap, predicts the Energy Information Administration, the non-partisan statistical arm of the U.S....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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