January 11, 2017
USA to be a net energy exporter in 2017
By Douglas Herz
The unbelievable has just happened: the U.S. government has projected that we will become a net energy exporter this year, in 2017.
The eight cases considered in the Energy Information Administration (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017), released last week, present updated projections for U.S. energy markets incorporating different assumptions that reflect market, technology, resource, and policy uncertainties that affect energy markets. The AEO2017 reports that the United States becomes a net energy exporter in most of these cases as petroleum liquid imports fall and natural gas exports rise. Exports are highest and grow throughout the projection period, in the High Oil and Gas Resource and Technology case, because favorable geology and technological developments result in the production of oil and natural gas at lower costs.
Other key findings include:
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