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Natural Gas Imports from Eastern Canada
April 28, 2013 | Energy Information Administration

The amount of natural gas being imported from eastern Canada into the United States has dropped to about 1/2 of the average of the previous five years.

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Induced Earthquakes in the Central and Eastern States
September 26, 2013 | USGS
"The number of earthquakes has increased dramatically over the past few years within the central and eastern United States. More than 300 earthquakes above a magnitude 3.0 occurred in the three years from 2010-2012, compared with an average rate of 21 events per year observed from 1967-2000. This increase in earthquakes prompts two important questions: Are they natural, or man-made?" Quoted from the USGS press release.

Thailand Oil and Gas Report
February 19, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
"Thailand has limited domestic oil production and reserves, and imports make up a significant portion of the country's oil consumption. Thailand holds large proven reserves of natural gas, and natural gas production has increased substantially over the last few years. However, the country still remains dependent on imports of natural gas to meet growing domestic demand for the fuel." Quoted from the Energy Information Administration.

China as the Largest Oil Importer
August 20, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
The Energy Information Administration forecasts that "China's net oil imports will exceed those of the United States by October 2013 on a monthly basis and by 2014 on an annual basis, making China the largest importer of oil in the world".

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