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Australian domestic natural gas prices increase as LNG exports rise
Australia became the world’s second-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2015 and is likely to overtake Qatar as the world’s largest LNG exporter by 2019.
Intensity of U.S. energy use in manufacturing decreases as output outpaces fuel use
The energy intensity of U.S. manufacturing has continued to decrease, according to the latest data from EIA's Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS). From 2010 to 2014, manufacturing fuel consumption increased by 4.7%, while real gross output increased by 9.6%-or more than twice that rateâ€”resulting in a 4.4% decrease in energy intensity.
Crude oil and petroleum product exports reach record levels in the first half of 2017
Crude oil exports in the first half of 2017 increased by more than 300,000 barrels per day (b/d) from the first half of 2016 to 784,000 b/d, a 57% increase. Petroleum product exports also grew over the same period. Crude oil and propane exports each reached record highs of 0.9 million b/d, and distillate exports reached a record high of 1.3 million b/d.
U.S. coal production fell in first half of 2017 after increasing in late 2016
U.S. coal production averaged 192 million short tons (MMst) per quarter in the first half of 2017, a slight decrease from the second half of 2016 but still above levels reached in the first half of 2016. The recent decline in production was a result of weaker demand for steam coal, about half of which is mined in Wyoming and Montana.
U.S. crude oil production expected to increase through end of 2017, setting up record 2018
EIA forecasts that U.S crude oil production will average 9.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in the second half of 2017, 340,000 b/d more than in the first half of 2017. Production in 2018 is expected to average 9.9 million b/d, surpassing the previous high of 9.6 million b/d set in 1970, based on projections in EIAï¿½s "Short-Term Energy Outlook".