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Thoughts on the EIA’s March 2013 Short-Term Energy Outlook

Every month the U.S. EIA (Energy Information Administration) releases their Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO).  The March edition of the STEO report was released on March 12th with this highlight specifically called out: Total U.S. liquid fuels consumption fell from 20.8 …

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2012 Propane Pricing Trends from the EIA

Last week the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) published a short article looking back at natural gas liquids prices in 2012.  Besides propane, natural gas liquids include ethane (sometimes included with natural gas), butane (aka lighter fluid, among other uses), …

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Where could oil and propane prices go over the next decade? (Our Take on the U.S. EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012 – Part 3)

Over the next 10 to 25 years, energy prices, specifically oil, could be anywhere from twice as expensive as they are today to half the cost of current prices.  As we’ve noted previously, propane prices tend to follow oil prices …

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Our Take on U.S. EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012 – Part 1

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (AEO12) was released earlier this week on June 25th. The report is over 250 pages long and covers not only the current status of the energy prices and use in the …

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