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OPEC Revenues Fact Sheet 2015

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Estimates that members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries earned about $404 billion in net oil export revenues in 2015, a 46% decline  from the $753 billion earned in 2014.  Also provides country level data for net oil export revenues and per capita net oil export revenues.  From the Energy Information Administration



Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors

Required report (788 pages) to Congress and the President which provides an overview of the TPP agreement, findings as to the likely economy-wide effects, and specific sectoral effects.  These include food and agricultural products, manufactured goods, energy, and services.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission


International Energy Outlook 2016

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Transportation

Presents an assessment of the outlook for international energy markets through 2040.  Includes a review of world trends in energy demand and the major sources of uncertainty in the projections.  Also discusses the outlook for global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions.  From the Energy Information Administration


The Outlook for U.S. Production of Shale Oil

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Models the production of energy from shale resources and examines the outlook for that production by four key regions.  Also examines the sensitivity of production to price changes and the likely oil price ranges for the next five years. Working paper from the Congressional Budget Office


EPA Releases First-Ever Standards to Cut Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Press release about new regulations to reduce emissions of methane and other volatile organic compounds, blamed for promoting climate change, from new or recently modified oil and gas wells in the U.S.  The actions are part of the U.S. strategy to cut methane emissions from the energy sector by 40-45% from 2012 levels by 2025.  From the Environmental Protection Agency


Carbon Footprint of Heat Generation

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Great Britain,Science/Technology

Summarizes evidence about the carbon footprints of current and emerging heating technologies in the domestic, commercial, and industrial sectors.  Also outlines other considerations for heating policy and assesses the best way to reduce emissions from heating.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


EPA Publishes 21st Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

Agency press release summarizing results of report.  Inventory shows a 9% drop in U.S. emissions since 2005 and a 1% increase in GHG emissions in 2014 over 2013.  From the Environmental Protection Agency


U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report: 1990-2014

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

Annual report on U.S. emissions and removals by source, economic sector, and greenhouse gas.  Provides separate links to different sections of 2014 report.  From the Environmental Protection Agency


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