Friday, October 28, 2011

2011 Is The Year Of Record Setting Energy Production

The USA will produce more gas in 2011 than ever before in a single year but also more wind, more solar, and more total renewable energy than ever before, according to EIA data released yesterday. energy/data/monthly/pdf/mer.pdf.

Ethanol and biodiesel production will also set all time highs. Nuclear production reached a record level in 2010 but will not set a new record in 2011.

Natural gas will supply about 23 quadrillion BTU, and power production renewables will provide about 9 quadrillion BTU. The US is the largest producer of natural gas in the world.

US oil production is even turning up, breaking a 35-year long decline in the most recent years.

Coal production by contrast is on track to decline to pre-1985 levels and electricity production from coal may dip to the pre-1998 mark.

The year 2011 will see many energy production records fall and be the year of energy champions.

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