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US sees shift due to changing supply and demand

As the US witnesses a shift in the use of alternative fuels, Dr Abhishek Deshpande, oil markets analyst at Natixis, explores the trends that may affect demand for and supply of diesel products over the coming decade

The US energy industry is undergoing a rapid transformation. This applies not just to the rising supply of oil and gas, but also to changing patterns of demand for energy products. Increased substitution between diesel, gasoline and natural gas dominates the outlook for US fuel demand. This is particularly evident in the transport sector, which comprises more than 68% of current demand for US oil products. Such a trend is in addition to rising costs for vehicle users, higher corporate average fuel economy (cafe) requirements, increased bio-ethanol consumption and stringent emission laws. But as fleet carriers, manufacturers, industries and consum

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