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  1. EIA now publishes estimates of monthly rail shipments of petroleum coke and asphalt
    To document industry changes and improve data series on petroleum product shipments, EIA’s most recent "Petroleum Supply Monthly" includes new information on petroleum coke and asphalt movements by rail within the United States and to and from Canada. Similar to EIA’s petroleum and biofuel rail movement data, the new monthly data include rail movements dating back to January 2010.
  2. Changing quality mix is affecting crude oil price differentials and refining decisions
    Growth in global liquid fuels supply since March 2017 has been driven by increases in the production of historically higher-priced light crude oils. This growth has more than offset recent declines in the production of medium and heavy crude oils. As these production trends continue, price differences between certain crude oils are narrowing, and refinery operation decisions are changing.
  3. Hurricane Irma cut power to nearly two-thirds of Florida's electricity customers
    Hurricane Irma struck Florida on September 10, 2017, and knocked out power to 6.7 million electricity customers—64% of all customer accounts in the state—according to reports compiled by Florida's Division of Emergency Management. In the week since the storm made landfall, less than 5% of Florida's electricity customers remain without power.
  4. Beyond China and India, energy consumption in non-OECD Asia continues to grow
    Based on projections in EIA's "International Energy Outlook 2017" (IEO2017), much of the future growth in world energy consumption will occur in the nations of Asia outside of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (or non-OECD Asia).
  5. Coal plants installed mercury controls to meet compliance deadlines
    Based on data recently published in EIA's preliminary annual electric generator survey, several coal-fired electricity generators in the United States installed mercury control equipment using activated carbon injection systems just prior to compliance deadlines.