US sees surge in natural gas exports

It has continued to export more natural gas than it imports for five of the first six months in 2018

Hydro and fossil fuels powering Sub-Saharan Africa’s electricity growth

They were the top sources of growth between 2005 and 2015

US surpasses Saudi Arabia as world’s top crude oil producer

The trend is expected to continue for the rest of the year as well as through 2019

Fossil fuels still most common power source in majority of US states

Coal generation still provides the largest power share in 18 states

US utilities spending $51bn a year on upgrading distribution networks

Investment in customer meters has also more than doubled over the past decade as companies have upgraded them to smart meters

US gas generation ‘to reach near record high this summer’

Power plant operators added 5.4GW of new capacity during the first four months of 2018

US fossil fuel use ‘drops to lowest level since 1902’

It was driven by slight decreases in coal and natural gas consumption

Will autonomous vehicles increase US transport energy use?

Light-duty cars are expected travel around 3.3tn miles by 2050 – 18% higher than last year

US fossil fuel use in power sector at 23-year low

It was driven by a reduction in coal and oil consumption, with a slightly offsetting increase in natural gas consumption

Middle Eastern nations ‘plan to add 41GW of new coal over next decade’

That’s based on projects that have been announced and those currently waiting to be granted permission