The largest gasoline pipeline in North America restarted shipments of fuel from Texas to the East Coast with its diesel twin still down after Hurricane Nicholas’s winds knocked out power to almost half a million homes and businesses.
As Category 4 Hurricane Ida made landfall along the Southeast coast of Louisiana near New Orleans on August 29, 2021, the electric load in the southern region of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) decreased. Hourly electric loads on August 30, the day after landfall, were about 25% to 30% lower than the average for that day of the year over the past six years. Southern MISO experienced a similar decline in electric load last year when Hurricane Laura made landfall.
As of January 1, 2021, total U.S. biofuels plant production capacity reached 21 billion gallons per year (gal/y) (or 1.3 million barrels per day [b/d]), as reported by 278 facilities. Fuel ethanol producers accounted for 85% of U.S. total biofuels production capacity, followed by biodiesel producers at 11%, and the remaining 4% by other renewable fuel producers.
In EIA’s September Short-Term Energy Outlook, we expect U.S. consumption of natural gas to decline in 2021 and 2022 from 2020 levels. We forecast that consumption of natural gas will decline in all end-use sectors in the United States except in the industrial sector and for other non-sector-specific uses (lease and plant fuel, pipeline and distribution use, and vehicle use).
AJOT | September 10, 2021 | Energy News | Alternative | Intermodal News | Road
L-Charge, a Russian manufacturer of innovative charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, has raised investment of $1.5 mln. The funds have come from private investors attracted by the ability to charge an electric vehicle with sufficient power for 100 km in just 3-8 minutes using a hydrogen or gas-fueled electrical generator. L-Charge ear-lier began test operation of the world’s fastest mobile charging station in Moscow and has plans to develop a net-work in Paris, Berlin, New York, Amsterdam and London.
AJOT | September 10, 2021 | Energy News | Alternative
Grid parity, resilient networks and strategic partnerships have spurred growth in the world’s solar panel manufacturing capacity in recent years, to 330 gigawatts (GW) in mid-2021. A Rystad Energy analysis reveals that to meet the 1.5°C 2050 scenario under the Paris Agreement, capacity has to quadruple to 1,200-1,400 GW by 2035 to handle the peak installations needed.
AJOT | September 08, 2021 | Energy News | Conventional | By The Numbers
Based on our latest Drilling Productivity Report (DPR), 5,957 drilled but uncompleted wells (DUCs) were in the United States in all DPR regions in July 2021, the lowest for any month since November 2017