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Liquid Fuel Consumption Down in 2012
March 17, 2013 | Energy Information Administration

“Total U.S. liquid fuels consumption fell from 20.8 million bbl/d in 2005 to 18.6 million bbl/d in 2012. EIA expects total consumption to rise slightly over the next two years to an average of 18.7 million bbl/d in 2014, driven by increases in distillate fuel and liquefied petroleum gas consumption, with little change in gasoline and jet fuel consumption.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration Short-Term Energy Outlook.


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Converting Natural Gas to a Liquid Fuel
March 18, 2014 | Brigham Young University
"America’s current energy boom may take a new direction thanks to the discovery of a new way to turn raw natural gas into upgraded liquid alcohol fuel." Quoted from the Brigham Young University press release.

Energy Use Rising in the USA
June 27, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
"U.S. primary energy consumption totaled 8.4 quadrillion Btu, an 8-percent increase from March 2012. Petroleum made up 35 percent of primary energy consumption, natural gas 31 percent, coal 18 percent, renewable energy 9 percent, and nuclear electric power 8 percent." Quoted from the Energy Information Administration

Copper Consumption Exploding in China
March 11, 2014 | USGS
The graph below shows the trend of copper consumption in the United States, India and China.  Consumption in the US has been about 2 million metric tons per year since about 1980.   Since 2000 consumption in India has  more then doubled, and consumption in China has more than quadrupled. Related: Facts about Copper


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