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Natural gas-fired power plants lead electric capacity additions in Mexico

Jan 18, 2017

Natural gas is Mexico’s largest source of electricity generation, accounting for 54% of the country’s generation in 2015, up from 34% in 2005.

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Drilling Productivity Report

Jan 17, 2017
EIA’s monthly Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) has been released. The DPR takes a fresh look at oil and natural gas production, starting with an assessment of how and where drilling for hydrocarbons is taking place. It uses recent data on the total number of drilling rigs in operation along with estimates of drilling productivity and estimated changes in production from existing oil and natural gas wells to provide estimated changes in oil and natural gas production for seven key fields.

State Electricity Profiles updated for 2015 data

Jan 17, 2017
The annual report contains data tables describing the electricity industry in each state. Data include generating capability, electricity generation, fuel use and prices, retail sales, emissions, net interstate transfers of electricity, and metering counts.

Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions at the State Level, 2000-2014

Jan 17, 2017
This analysis examines some of the factors that influence state-level carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels. These factors include: the fuel mix — especially in the generation of electricity; the state climate; the population density of the state; the industrial makeup of the state and whether the state is a net exporter or importer of electricity.

U.S. ethane production, consumption, and exports expected to increase through 2018

Jan 17, 2017
U.S. production of ethane is expected to increase from an average of 1.25 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2016 to 1.7 million b/d in 2018 according to EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). Increased ethane production is expected to be consumed in the petrochemical industry domestically as well as exported to other countries.

Natural gas prices in 2016 were the lowest in nearly 20 years

Jan 13, 2017
Natural gas spot prices in 2016 averaged $2.49 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) at the national benchmark Henry Hub, the lowest annual average price since 1999. The monthly average price fell below $2.00/MMBtu from February through May, but later increased, ending the year at an average of $3.58/MMBtu in December.

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Crude oil prices expected to increase slightly through 2017 and 2018

Jan 12, 2017
The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s January Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts benchmark North Sea Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices to average $53 per barrel (b) and $52/b, respectively, in 2017, close to their levels during the last three weeks of 2016. These prices are expected to rise to $56/b and $55/b, respectively, in 2018.

Wholesale power prices in 2016 fell, reflecting lower natural gas prices

Jan 11, 2017
Average wholesale electricity prices at major trading hubs across the United States during the first quarter of 2016 were significantly lower than during the same period in 2015, ranging from 24% lower in California to 64% lower in New England.

Renewable generation capacity expected to account for most 2016 capacity additions

Jan 10, 2017
Once final data are in, EIA expects 24 gigawatts (GW) of new generating capacity to be added to the power grid during 2016. For the third consecutive year, more than half of these additions are renewable technologies, especially wind and solar.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Jan 10, 2017
Benchmark North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $53/barrel (b) in December, a $9/b increase from November. This was the first month since July 2015 in which Brent spot prices averaged more than $50/b.

Coal production declines in 2016, with average coal prices below their 2015 level

Jan 9, 2017
U.S. coal production in 2016 is expected to total 743 million short tons (MMst), 17% lower than in 2015, and the lowest level since 1978. Falling production in 2016 continues an eight-year decline from peak production in 2008.

U.S. gasoline prices in 2016 were the lowest since 2004

Jan 6, 2017
U.S. regular retail gasoline prices averaged $2.14 per gallon (gal) in 2016, 29 cents/gal (12%) less than in 2015 and the lowest annual average price since 2004. Lower crude oil prices in 2015 were the main cause of lower gasoline prices. In 9 of the 10 cities for which EIA collects weekly retail price data, gasoline prices did not exceed $3.00/gal.

Annual Energy Outlook 2017

Jan 5, 2017
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) today released the Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017), which focuses on the factors expected to shape U.S. energy markets through 2050.

EIA’s AEO2017 projects the United States to be net energy exporter in most cases

Jan 5, 2017
EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017), which will be released this morning, presents updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2050 based on eight cases. This is the first time that EIA is publishing projections through 2050 in the AEO tables.

Wholesale Electricity and Natural Gas Market Data

Jan 5, 2017
Wholesale market data for natural gas and electric power are now available and updated through January 3, 2017. Data contain peak prices, volumes, and the number of transactions at eight selected ICE (IntercontinentalExchange) electricity trading hubs and eight corresponding natural gas hubs covering most regions of the United States.

Crude oil prices increased in 2016, still below 2015 averages

Jan 4, 2017
Crude oil prices ended the year above $50 per barrel (b). Although the annual average West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil price in 2016 was $43/b—down $5/b from 2015—the WTI price ended 2016 at $53/b, $16/b higher than at the end of 2015. Similarly, Brent ended the year up $17 from the end of 2015, at $54/b, but the 2016 annual average of $44/b was $8 below the 2015 average.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Jan 3, 2017
The January 2017 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through October 2016, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States. In this issue of the PMM, preliminary data show prices were on the rise for crude oil and refined products in October. U.S.-level Prime Supplier data show gasoline sales dropped again month-on-month in October, but remained 2.7% above the year-ago rate.

Financial Review Third-quarter 2016

Jan 3, 2017
This analysis focuses on the financial and operating trends of 110 global oil and natural gas companies (called the energy companies).

Energy commodity prices rose more than other commodity sectors in 2016

Jan 3, 2017
The spot energy index in the S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) rose 48% since the start of 2016, more than any other commodity group in the S&P GSCI. The spot S&P GSCI industrial metals, precious metals, and agriculture indices increased less, rising 22%, 8%, and 5%, respectively, while the spot S&P GSCI livestock index declined 10%.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Dec 30, 2016
Supply and disposition of crude oil and petroleum products on a national and regional level. The data series describe production, imports and exports, movements, and inventories.

Company Level Imports

Dec 30, 2016
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

Dec 30, 2016
Monthly data on rail movements of crude oil have been updated for October 2016. Crude oil movements by rail have significantly increased over the past five years. The new data on crude-by-rail (CBR) movements are also fully integrated with EIA’s existing monthly petroleum supply statistics, which already include crude oil movements by pipeline, tanker, and barge.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Dec 30, 2016
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for October 2016. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Natural Gas Monthly

Dec 30, 2016
• In October 2016, for the eighth consecutive month, dry natural gas production decreased year-to-year from the same month in 2015. Preliminary dry natural gas production for October 2016 was 2,191 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 70.7 Bcf/day. This level was a 3.5 Bcf/day (4.7%) decrease from the October 2015 level of 74.1 Bcf/day. • Preliminary dry natural gas consumption for October 2016 was 1,929 Bcf, or 62.2 Bcf/day. This was a decrease of 3.3%, or 2.1 Bcf/day, from the 1,994 Bcf consumed in October 2015. • Year-over-year total consumption of dry natural gas in October 2016 decreased in three of the four consuming sectors, with the exception being industrial deliveries, which increased year-to-year. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in October 2016 were as follows: o Residential deliveries in October 2016 were 189 Bcf, or 6.1 Bcf/day, down 6.0% from 6.5 Bcf/day in October 2015. Residential deliveries were the lowest for October since 2007. o Commercial deliveries were 193 Bcf, or 6.2 Bcf/day, down 1.0% from 6.3 Bcf/day in October 2015. Commercial deliveries were the lowest for October since 2010. o Industrial deliveries were 625 Bcf, or 20.2 Bcf/day, up 1.8% from 19.8 Bcf/day in October 2015. Industrial deliveries were the highest for October since EIA began tracking them in 2001. o Electric power deliveries were 741 Bcf, or 23.9 Bcf/day, down 7.1% from 25.7 Bcf/day in October 2015. Despite this decrease, electric power deliveries were still the second highest for October since EIA began tracking them in 2001.

Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

Dec 30, 2016
These monthly production estimates are based on data from the EIA-914, Monthly Crude Oil, Lease Condensate, and Natural Gas Production Report.

Norway Country Analysis Brief

Dec 28, 2016
Norway is the largest holder of crude oil and natural gas reserves in Europe, and it provides much of the petroleum liquids and natural gas consumed on the continent. Norway was the third-largest exporter of natural gas in the world after Russia and Qatar in 2015.

Electricity Monthly Update

Dec 27, 2016
This issue contains data for October 2016 as well as a feature article explaining how the U.S. electric power industry is getting more beneficial use out of its combustion waste.

Electric Power Monthly

Dec 23, 2016
Data in the December 2016 Electric Power Monthly (EPM ) are for October 2016, during which net generation in the United States rose 0.2 percent from the October 2015 level. Consumption of coal for power generation was up 1.8 percent compared to October 2015. The average retail price of electricity for October 2016 was down 1.6 percent from what it had been in October 2015.

Quarterly Coal Report (Abbreviated), July – September 2016

Dec 22, 2016
U.S. coal production during third quarter 2016 totaled 195.1 million short tons. This was 21.6% higher than the previous quarter and 17.6% lower than third quarter 2015. Third quarter 2016 U.S. coal exports (12.5 million short tons) decreased 11.7% from second quarter 2016 and decreased 25.8% from third quarter 2015. U.S. coal imports in third quarter 2016 totaled 2.7 million short tons. All data for 2015 and prior years are final. All data 2016 are preliminary.

State Energy Data System: Distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, and kerosene for 2015

Dec 22, 2016
Annual state-level estimates of consumption, prices, and expenditures for distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, and kerosene for 2015.

Monthly Energy Review

Dec 22, 2016
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. This month’s MER features new Appendix E, “Alternative Approaches for Deriving Energy Contents of Noncombustible Renewables.” Preliminary data indicate that, in September 2016, total carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. consumption of energy (excluding biomass) equaled 421 million metric tons. Of that total, petroleum accounted for 45%, coal for 29%, and natural gas for 25%.

Prime Supplier Report

Dec 21, 2016
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through October 2016 on Form EIA-782C, "Monthly Report of Prime Supplier Sales of Petroleum Products Sold for Local Consumption." These data measure primary petroleum product deliveries into the states where they are locally marketed and consumed.

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