More gasoline expected to be consumed this summer than last, but not more than in 2019

In EIA’s April Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), we expect vaccinations and fiscal stimulus to support continuing economic recovery and drive demand growth for petroleum products in the United States. We also expect gasoline and distillate fuel consumption to increase from last summer (April through September) but remain less than in 2019. […]

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Mixed water supply conditions expected to affect hydropower outlook in Pacific Northwest

On April 1, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northwest River Forecast Center (NWRFC) released its latest water supply forecast for the 2021 water year, which runs through September. The forecast shows near-average water supply in the northern half of the Columbia River Basin and below-average supply in the southern half. Abnormal to severe drought, […]

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Both U.S. imports and exports of several transportation fuels fell in 2020

Global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic substantially reduced trade of many petroleum products to and from the United States during the first half of 2020. Exports of selected petroleum products mainly consumed as transportation fuels—distillate fuel oil, motor gasoline, and jet fuel—collectively declined by 14%, or 344,000 barrels per day (b/d), in 2020. U.S. imports […]

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U.S. residential heating oil prices averaged 16% lower than last winter but ended higher

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Heating Oil and Propane Update (HOPU), the price of residential heating oil averaged $2.86/gal in the United States as of March 29, which is 44 cents/gal higher than at the same time last year. U.S. average residential heating oil prices increased by more than 73 cents per […]

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Extreme winter weather event in Texas reduced fuel ethanol production in February

The colder-than-normal weather that affected much of the United States in mid-February and disrupted Midcontinent and Gulf Coast petroleum markets also affected fuel ethanol producers. Fuel ethanol production fell to the lowest levels since the onset of responses to COVID-19 in spring 2020. U.S. weekly fuel ethanol production fell to an average of 658,000 barrels […]

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SynEnergy Partners LLC continues to monitor COVID-19 around the clock under the guidance of our Global Crisis and Regional Incident Management teams, and we have responded as a company with compassion for those who may be affected as well as an abundance of caution to limit the spread of the virus.

We are also taking measures to ensure business continuity remains unimpacted during this time.