EIA projections show U.S. energy production growing faster than consumption through 2040

EIA has just issued its Annual Energy Outlook 2013 (AEO2013) Reference case, which highlights a growth in total U.S. energy production that exceeds growth in total U.S. energy consumption through 2040.

“EIA’s updated Reference case shows how evolving consumer preferences, improved technology, and economic changes are pushing the nation toward more domestic energy production, greater vehicle efficiency, greater use of clean energy, and reduced energy imports,” said EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski.

“This combination has markedly reduced projected energy-related carbon dioxide emissions,” said Mr. Sieminski.

AEO2013 offers a number of key findings, including:

Crude oil production, especially from tight oil plays, rises sharply over the next decade. Domestic oil production will rise to 7.5 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2019, up from less than 6 million bpd in 2011.

Read more at EIA.gov.


  1. Since EPA seems to be taking over the energy projects, regulations, etc. what do we need the DOE for? Seems like a good way to dump 16k employees off the taxpayer welfare roll.

  2. Edward Shick says:

    Let's get to work,, We would be much better Exporting than Importing from the Muslim middle East , Canada is one of our friends , Sign that pipe line now , We might if we tried get people back to work and have a great nation for our grand Kids,,,, The EPA & Un are thorns in our side

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