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EIA adds population density layers to U.S. Energy Mapping System

Dec 8, 2016

EIA’s U.S. Energy Mapping System and related interactive state maps now include two new layers showing population density to complement layers that already display energy infrastructure, energy resources, storm tracks, and flood hazard areas.

Wholesale Electricity and Natural Gas Market Data

Dec 8, 2016

Wholesale market data for natural gas and electric power are now available and updated through December 6, 2016. 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.

About 30% of distributed solar capacity is owned by third parties

Dec 7, 2016

Distributed solar capacity in the United States, which includes all solar power capacity other than utility-scale installations 1 MW or larger, totaled 12.3 gigawatts (GW) as of September. About 30% of that amount (3.7 GW) was owned by third-party owners. Third-party owners are private companies that provide either solar electricity or equipment to generate it to building owners or tenants, typically with little or no upfront costs.

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New England natural gas pipeline capacity increases for the first time since 2010

Dec 6, 2016
Spectra Energy Corporation has almost completed the first two natural gas pipeline projects in New England since 2010. On November 1, Spectra placed part of the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) project into service, following the late-October approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The remainder of the project is expected to be completed this month.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Dec 6, 2016
U.S. crude oil production averaged 9.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2015, and it is forecast to average 8.9 million b/d in 2016 and 8.8 million b/d in 2017.

Fuel Oil and Kerosene Sales

Dec 5, 2016
The report provides information, illustrations, and State-level statistical data on energy-use sales of kerosene, distillate fuel oil, and residual fuel oil.

Thanksgiving holiday causes unique electricity usage patterns across the country

Dec 5, 2016
In terms of electricity usage, Thanksgiving Day is one of the most unusual days of the year. Typically at this time of year, electric loads in most regions have a small peak in the morning and a larger peak in the evening. On Thanksgiving, however, the largest peak of the day occurs closer to midday as many Americans gather to celebrate the holiday.

State Energy Data System: Motor Gasoline, Fuel Ethanol, and Aviation Gasoline for 2015

Dec 2, 2016
Annual state-level estimates of motor gasoline and aviation gasoline consumption, prices, and expenditures and fuel ethanol consumption for 2015.

Federal leasing for offshore wind grows as first U.S. offshore wind farm comes online

Dec 2, 2016
The first commercial U.S. offshore wind farm, Block Island, is scheduled to come online in late 2016. Located three miles off the southeastern coast of Rhode Island, Block Island consists of five wind turbines that will produce 30 megawatts of electricity. The electricity will be used on Block Island, where electricity is currently supplied by diesel-powered generators.

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Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Dec 1, 2016
The December 2016 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through September 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 September data show an assorted range of changes for crude oil and refined products. At the national level, Prime Supplier data show a decline in gasoline sales while sales of distillate products increased in September.

New U.S. border-crossing pipelines bring shale gas to more regions in Mexico

Dec 1, 2016
U.S. pipeline capacity for natural gas exports to Mexico has rapidly expanded in the past few years and currently stands at 7.3 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). This existing cross-border capacity primarily supplies the Northeast and Central regions of Mexico. New capacity projected to be completed in the next several years will help to supply Mexico’s Central and Northwestern regions.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Nov 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.

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

Nov 30, 2016
Monthly data on rail movements of crude oil have been updated for September 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.

Natural Gas Monthly

Nov 30, 2016
• In September 2016, for the seventh consecutive month, dry natural gas production decreased year-to-year from the same month in 2015. Preliminary dry natural gas production for September 2016 was 2,159 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 72.0 Bcf/day. This level was a 3.0 Bcf/day (4.0%) decrease from the September 2015 level of 75.0 Bcf/day. • Preliminary dry natural gas consumption for September 2016 was 1,957 Bcf, or 65.2 Bcf/day. This was an increase of 2.5%, or 1.6 Bcf/day, from the 1,909 Bcf consumed in September 2015. • Year-over-year total consumption of dry natural gas in September increased in all four consuming sectors. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in September 2016 were as follows: o Residential deliveries in September 2016 were 111 Bcf, or 3.7 Bcf/day, up 2.8% from 3.6 Bcf/day in September 2015. Residential deliveries were the second lowest for the month since EIA began tracking them in 1973. o Commercial deliveries were 145 Bcf, or 4.8 Bcf/day, up 5.1% from 4.6 Bcf/day in September 2015. Commercial deliveries were the third highest for the month since EIA began tracking them in 1973. o Industrial deliveries were 608 Bcf, or 20.3 Bcf/day, up 4.8% from 19.3 Bcf/day in September 2015. Industrial deliveries were the highest for the month since EIA began tracking them in 2001. o Electric power deliveries were 915 Bcf, or 30.5 Bcf/day, up 1.4% from 30.1 Bcf/day in September 2015. Electric power deliveries were the highest for the month since EIA began tracking them in 2001.

Company Level Imports

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

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

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

Tighter marine fuel sulfur limits will spark changes by both refiners and vessel operators

Nov 30, 2016
The sulfur content of transportation fuels has been declining for many years as a result of increasingly stringent regulations. New international regulations limiting sulfur in fuels for ocean-going vessels, set to take effect in 2020, have further implications for both refiners and vessel operators at a time of high uncertainty in future crude oil prices, which will be a major factor in their operational decisions.

Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

Nov 30, 2016
Third quarter 2016 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

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

Working and Net Available Shell Storage Capacity

Nov 30, 2016
Working and net available shell storage capacity as of September 30, 2016 is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) report containing semi-annual storage capacity data. It includes three tables detailing working and net available shell storage capacity by facility type, product, and PAD District as of September 30.

U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico continue to grow

Nov 29, 2016
U.S. pipeline exports of natural gas continued to grow in 2016, and they have doubled since 2009. Almost all of this growth is attributable to increasing exports to Mexico, which have accounted for more than half of all U.S. natural gas exports since April 2015. In August, the United States exported 4.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas to Mexico via pipelines.

Electricity Monthly Update

Nov 29, 2016
This issue contains data for September 2016 as well as a feature article explaining that average electricity bills for residential customers rose in 2014 and dipped slightly in 2015.

Electric Power Monthly

Nov 29, 2016
Data in the November 2016 Electric Power Monthly (EPM ) are for September 2016, during which net generation in the United States rose 0.4 percent from the September 2015 level. Consumption of coal for power generation fell 3.7 percent compared to September 2015. The average retail price of electricity for September 2016 was down 1.0 percent from what it had been in September 2015.

Three turbine manufacturers provide more than 75% of U.S. wind capacity

Nov 28, 2016
EIA recently started collecting data on wind turbine manufacturers, turbine models, and other wind plant attributes in the Annual Electric Generator Report. As of the end of 2015, just three manufacturers—General Electric (GE), Vestas, and Siemens—accounted for 55 gigawatts (GW), or 76%, of installed wind generating capacity in the United States.

U.S. average gasoline prices this Thanksgiving are the second-lowest in eight years

Nov 23, 2016
Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, U.S. retail regular-grade gasoline averaged $2.16 per gallon (g), up just six cents per gallon from the same time last year. This is the second-lowest gasoline price since 2008, when the national regular gasoline price averaged $1.89/g on the Monday prior to Thanksgiving.

Updated Capital Cost Estimates for Utility Scale Electricity Generating Plants

Nov 22, 2016
The current and future projected cost and performance characteristics of new electric generating capacity are a critical input into the development of energy projections and analyses.

Prime Supplier Report

Nov 22, 2016
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through September 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.

New infrastructure aims to increase takeaway capacity of natural gas from Utica region

Nov 22, 2016
A number of pipeline projects that have been approved, or are in various stages of the approval process, would increase capacity to transport natural gas from the Utica production region in Ohio to natural gas markets. Collectively, these projects could add up to 6.8 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of takeaway capacity out of the Utica region by the end of 2018.

Monthly Energy Review

Nov 22, 2016
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that, in August 2016, the transportation sector accounted for 29% of U.S. total energy consumption.

Electric Power Annual 2015

Nov 21, 2016
The Electric Power Annual 2015 (EPA 2015) report is now available with final data through 2015. The 2015 EPA presents 11 years (2005-15) of national-level data on electricity generating capacity, electricity generation and useful thermal output, fuel receipts, consumption, and emissions.

EIA creates winter version of its daily energy dashboard for Southern California

Nov 21, 2016
EIA has updated its Southern California Daily Energy Report to provide additional information on key energy market indicators for the winter season. The dashboard includes information that EIA regularly compiles about energy operations and the management of natural gas and electricity systems in Southern California in the aftermath of a leak at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility outside of Los Angeles.

Southern California Daily Energy Report

Nov 21, 2016
EIA’s Southern California Daily Energy Report has been updated to provide additional information on key energy market indicators for the winter season. This dashboard report includes information that EIA regularly compiles about energy operations and the management of natural gas and electricity systems in Southern California in the aftermath of a leak at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility near Los Angeles. Although the leak has since been plugged, regulators have placed ongoing limitations on the use of that facility.

Coal may surpass natural gas as most common electricity generation fuel this winter

Nov 18, 2016
After declining for several months, the share of U.S. electricity fueled by coal is expected to slowly begin growing when compared to the same period last year. In contrast, the share of generation from natural gas is expected to experience year-over-year declines.

State Energy Profiles: New monthly data for all states and updated Quick Facts and analytical narratives for four states

Nov 17, 2016
New August and September 2016 monthly data are available for electricity, petroleum, natural gas, and coal. The profiles also feature updated analytical narratives and Quick Facts for Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Residential heating oil and propane prices at levels similar to last winter’s low prices

Nov 17, 2016
Residential heating oil and propane prices have started the winter heating season at levels similar to last winter’s levels, while inventories of both fuels are near or above five-year highs for this time of year. On average, prices for residential heating oil and propane during last winter (October 2015 through March 2016) were the lowest in at least a decade.

Refinery Outages: Fall 2016

Nov 16, 2016
This report examines U.S. refinery outages planned for September 2016 through December 2016 and the implications for available refinery production capacity, petroleum product markets, and the supply of gasoline, diesel fuel, and jet fuel. Dissemination of such analyses can be beneficial to market participants who may otherwise be unable to access such information.

Amount of natural gas in storage reaches new record

Nov 16, 2016
Working natural gas in storage reached a record high of 4,017 billion cubic feet (Bcf) as of November 4, according to EIA’s latest Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report. Inventories have been relatively high throughout the year, surpassing previous five-year highs in 48 of the past 52 weeks.

U.S. oil drilling increasingly focused in Permian Basin

Nov 15, 2016
U.S. drilling activity is increasingly concentrated in the Permian Basin, which spans parts of western Texas and southeastern New Mexico. The Permian now holds nearly as many active oil rigs as the rest of the United States combined, including both onshore and offshore rigs, and it is the only region in EIA’s Drilling Productivity Report where crude oil production is expected to increase for the third consecutive month.

Annual Coal Distribution Report 2015

Nov 14, 2016
The Annual Coal Distribution Report provides detailed information on U.S. domestic coal distribution for 2015 excluding waste coal and imports by coal origin state, destination state, mode of transportation, and coal consuming sector. Also, the report provides a summary of foreign coal distribution by coal-exporting state. All data for 2015 are final and this report supersedes the data published in all quarterly coal distribution reports during 2015.

Drilling Productivity Report

Nov 14, 2016
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.

Microchannel gas-to-liquid plants convert stranded natural gas to marketable products

Nov 14, 2016
The first microchannel gas-to-liquid (GTL) plant in the United States was completed in September. The new plant, built by ENVIA Energy, is located in Oklahoma and is expected to begin converting landfill gas into liquid petroleum products later this year.

In 2015, U.S. coal production, consumption, and employment fell by more than 10%

Nov 10, 2016
U.S. coal production dropped by more than 10% in 2015 to 897 million short tons (MMst), the lowest production level since 1986. Production in all three major coal-producing regions (the Appalachian, the Interior, and the Western) declined, as consumption of coal for electric power generation, industrial, and other uses fell by 13% to 798 MMst in 2015.

Updated Buildings Sector Appliance and Equipment Costs and Efficiency

Nov 9, 2016
EIA works with technology experts to project the cost and efficiency of future HVAC, lighting, and other major end-use equipment rather than developing residential and commercial technology projections in-house. These reports have always been available by request. By providing the reports online, EIA is increasing transparency for some of the most important assumptions used for our AEO projections of buildings energy demand.

Declining investment in Norway affects exploration drilling more than production drilling

Nov 9, 2016
Total investment in oil and natural gas extraction in Norway was 21% lower in the first half of 2016 compared with the first half of 2015, a decline of about 20.9 billion Norwegian kroner (US $3.5 billion). However, investment cuts have affected some segments of the industry more than others.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Nov 8, 2016
U.S. crude oil production averaged 9.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2015, and it is forecast to average 8.8 million b/d in 2016 and 8.7 million b/d in 2017. Forecast production in 2017 is more than 0.1 million b/d higher than in last month's STEO.

Colonial Pipeline restarts Line 1, resumes gasoline shipments to U.S. Southeast

Nov 8, 2016
Following an outage that began on October 31, Colonial Pipeline's Line 1 resumed shipping gasoline early Sunday morning. Line 1 carries gasoline from the Gulf Coast to as far east and north as North Carolina and is a key supply source for several states in between and beyond.

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