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U.S. oil and natural gas reserves both increase in 2014

Nov 30, 2015

U.S. crude oil and lease condensate proved reserves increased by 9% to 39.9 billion barrels, and natural gas proved reserves increased by 10% to 389 trillion cubic feet in 2014, according to EIA's U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves report. U.S. crude oil and lease condensate proved reserves reached the highest level since 1972 and natural gas proved reserves surpassed last year's record level.

Natural Gas Monthly

Nov 30, 2015

• In September, dry natural gas production was the highest for the month since EIA began reporting dry natural gas production data in 1997. Preliminary dry natural gas production for September 2015 was 2,288 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 76.3 Bcf/day. This level was a 4.2 Bcf/day (5.8%) increase from production of 72.1 Bcf/day in September 2014. • September’s dry natural gas consumption level was the highest on record for the month. Preliminary total natural gas consumption for September 2015 was 1,921 Bcf, or 64.0 Bcf/day. This level was an increase of 5.7% from 1,818 Bcf in September 2014, or 3.4 Bcf/day. • Year-over-year total consumption of dry natural gas in September decreased in three of the four consuming sectors, with the exception being electric power deliveries, which again increased significantly year to year. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in September were as follows: o Residential deliveries were 108 Bcf, or 3.6 Bcf/day, down 11.5% from 4.1 Bcf/day in September 2014. o Commercial deliveries were 138 Bcf, or 4.6 Bcf/day, down 7.4% from 5.0 Bcf/day in September 2014. o Industrial deliveries were 577 Bcf, or 19.2 Bcf/day, down 2.0% from 19.6 Bcf/day in September 2014. o Electric power deliveries were 902 Bcf, or 30.0 Bcf/day, up 16.7% from 25.8 Bcf/day in September 2014.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Nov 30, 2015

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

Nov 30, 2015

Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

Nov 30, 2015

Monthly data on rail movements of crude oil have been updated for September 2015. 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 Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

Nov 30, 2015

Starting this month, EIA is reporting survey-based crude oil production estimates by API gravity for the individually-surveyed EIA-914 states. For the Lower 48 total (Alaska is not reported), monthly oil production starting with January 2015 is distributed across nine API categories and an "Unknown" category to accommodate production volumes to which survey respondents did not assign an API designation. At the individual state/area level, production volumes in the "Unknown" category are proportionately distributed to the nine API categories, which are then combined into four categories in order to avoid disclosure of company-specific data. See Table 5 in the "Additional data and methodology" section at the right for Excel and PDF versions of production estimates by API category.

Working and Net Available Shell Storage Capacity

Nov 30, 2015

Working and net available shell storage capacity as of September 30, 2015 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.

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U.S. gasoline prices this Thanksgiving are the lowest in seven years

Nov 25, 2015
U.S. retail regular-grade gasoline prices continue to decline, averaging $2.09 per gallon as of November 23, 73 cents lower than this time last year and the lowest heading into a Thanksgiving holiday weekend since 2008.

Venezuela Country Analysis Brief

Nov 25, 2015
Venezuela contains some of the largest oil and natural gas proved reserves in the world and consistently ranks as one of the world’s top suppliers of crude oil to the United States. As a founding member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Venezuela is an important player in the global oil market. Although oil production has declined since its peak in the late 1990s, Venezuela has been among the largest oil exporters in the world.

Wholesale Electricity and Natural Gas Market Data

Nov 25, 2015
Wholesale market data for natural gas and electric power are now available and updated through through November 24, 2015. 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.

Monthly Energy Review

Nov 24, 2015
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that, in August 2015, U.S. natural gas consumption totaled 2.1 quadrillion Btu, which represented 26 percent of U.S. total primary energy consumption.

U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions up 1% in 2014 as buildings, transport energy use rises

Nov 24, 2015
U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions were 5,406 million metric tons (MMmt) in 2014, 1% (51 MMmt) above their 2013 level. Energy-related emissions also increased in 2013, but because of declines in earlier years, the 2014 emissions were still roughly 10% below their 2005 level.

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Prime Supplier Report

Nov 23, 2015
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through September 2015 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.

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions decreased in nearly every state from 2005 to 2013

Nov 23, 2015
The United States has a diverse energy landscape that is reflected in differences in state-level emissions profiles. Since 2005, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell in 48 states (including the District of Columbia) and rose in 3 states. EIA's latest analysis of state-level energy-related CO2 emissions includes data in both absolute and per capita terms, including details by fuel and by sector.

U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves

Nov 23, 2015
U.S. crude oil proved reserves increased in 2014 for the sixth year in a row with a net addition of 3.4 billion barrels of proved oil reserves (a 9% increase), according to U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, 2014, released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). U.S. natural gas proved reserves increased 10% in 2014, raising the U.S. total to a record 388.8 trillion cubic feet.

U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2014

Nov 23, 2015
U.S. Energy Information Administration releases its online analysis of 2012 energy-related carbon dioxide emissions today. It indicates U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels were 5,290 million metric tons carbon dioxide in 2012, a decrease of almost 4 percent from the 2011 level. Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions have declined in five of the last seven years and are the lowest they have been since 1994.

China and India drive recent changes in world coal trade

Nov 20, 2015
Global trade of coal grew dramatically from 2008 to 2013, but in 2014, it declined for the first time in 21 years. China and India accounted for 98% of the increase in world coal trade from 2008 to 2013, but declines in China's import demand have led to declines in total world coal trade in 2014 and, based on preliminary data, in 2015 as well.

Libya Country Analysis Brief

Nov 19, 2015
Libya holds the largest amount of proved crude oil reserves in Africa and the fifth-largest amount of proved natural gas reserves on the continent. Libya’s hydrocarbon production and exports have been substantially affected by civil unrest over the past few years. The situation in Libya has recently become even more complicated as vital oil infrastructure has been attacked or caught in cross fire, leading to severe damage that would take months, or maybe years, to repair. Most of the country’s oil production continues to be disrupted.

Passenger travel accounts for most of world transportation energy use

Nov 19, 2015
The transportation of people and goods accounts for about 25% of all energy consumption in the world. Passenger transportation, in particular light-duty vehicles, accounts for most transportation energy consumption—light-duty vehicles alone consume more than all freight modes of transportation, such as heavy trucks, marine, and rail.

United States and China advance policies to limit CO2 emissions

Nov 18, 2015
China and the United States are the two countries with the most energy-related CO2 emissions, together accounting for about 40% of global emissions in 2012. Late last year, China and the United States each announced intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) to mitigate their respective emissions, but there is still uncertainty in each country's ability to meet those targets. Further efforts to reduce emissions will be discussed at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

Record-low water levels on Rhine River are disrupting fuel shipments

Nov 17, 2015
Low water levels on the Rhine River have resulted in transportation disruptions for shipments of petroleum products by barge, which in turn have resulted in record supply disruptions in markets upriver, such as Switzerland and southern Germany, and high stock levels downriver, in the Netherlands and northwestern Germany.

New classifications of natural gas storage regions will begin November 19

Nov 16, 2015
EIA's Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR) publishes weekly natural gas storage inventories by region. Natural gas storage levels have been high and recently reached a record 3,978 trillion cubic feet as of Friday, November 6. In an effort to better illustrate regional storage trends, EIA will publish weekly data divided into five regions, rather than the current three, beginning with the November 19 report. Later today, the WNGSR page will reflect the new five-region format, and the three-region series will be discontinued.

North Dakota natural gas flaring targets challenged by rapid production growth

Nov 13, 2015
Increases in North Dakota's crude oil production have resulted in increased associated natural gas production from oil reservoirs. Because of insufficient infrastructure to collect, gather, and transport this natural gas, about one-fifth of North Dakota's natural gas production is flared rather than marketed. North Dakota's Industrial Commission has established natural gas capture targets in an effort to reduce the amount of flared gas, and they recently issued a revision to the flaring targets in response to gas production growth.

As total U.S. crude oil imports fall, Canada's import supply share rises

Nov 12, 2015
Although overall U.S. crude oil imports have been declining since 2005, crude oil imports from Canada have been increasing. As of August, Canada provided 45% of all crude oil imports to the United States, almost three times as much as all Persian Gulf countries combined.

Canada Country Analysis Brief

Nov 10, 2015
Canada is one of the world's five largest energy producers and is the principal source of U.S. energy imports. The country is a net exporter of most energy commodities and a significant producer of crude oil and other liquids from oil sands, natural gas, and hydroelectricity. Energy exports to the United States account for the vast majority of Canada's total energy exports.

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

Nov 10, 2015
Crude oil prices remained within the range established over the previous three months. The North Sea Brent front month futures price settled at $47.98 per barrel (b) on November 5, an increase of 29 cents/b since October 1. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) front month futures price settled at $45.20/b on November 5, rising by 46 cents/b over the same time.

Before recent transfer, Highway Trust Fund had reached its lowest level in years

Nov 10, 2015
Earlier this year, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) reached its lowest level in decades, ending July at $6.1 billion dollars. A congressionally approved transfer of more than $8 billion boosted the fund's balance to end the fiscal year (September 30) at $12 billion, but that is still the second-lowest year-end level since 1984.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Nov 10, 2015
EIA forecasts that Brent crude oil prices will average $54/b in 2015 and $56/b in 2016. The 2015 forecast price is unchanged from last month's STEO, and the 2016 forecast price is $2/b lower. Forecast West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices average $4/b lower than the Brent price in 2015 and $5/b lower in 2016. The current values of futures and options contracts for February 2016 delivery (Market Prices and Uncertainty Report) suggest the market expects WTI prices to range from $35/b to $66/b (at the 95% confidence interval) in February 2016.

New biofuels eliminate need for blending with petroleum fuels

Nov 9, 2015
A new type of renewable diesel fuel is meeting the growing demand for renewable biofuels, which is driven by biofuel mandates and customer demands for higher quality. Unlike other biofuels, hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA) fuels are nearly indistinguishable from their petroleum counterparts. Worldwide, more than a billion gallons of HEFA fuels were produced in 2014.

Drilling Productivity Report

Nov 9, 2015
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.

Working natural gas in storage matches record level

Nov 6, 2015
Working natural gas in storage reached 3,929 billion cubic feet (Bcf) as of October 30, according to EIA's latest Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report. This level matches the previous weekly record of 3,929 Bcf set November 2, 2012. Although October marks the traditional end of the injection season, inventory increases commonly continue into the first weeks of November. Largely depending on the weather, inventories could surpass 4 trillion cubic feet in the coming weeks.

Notice of Changes to the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

Nov 5, 2015
EIA is preparing to change to new regions and revision thresholds for the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report. At 10:30 a.m. on November 19, 2015, EIA will release the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR) with new data breakouts for five regions of the Lower 48 states, converting from the current three-region structure. Please see the notice concerning the implementation of the five regions for additional detail.

High distillate fuel oil inventories in Central Atlantic weighing on distillate spot price

Nov 5, 2015
Stocks of distillate fuel oil in the Central Atlantic, which encompasses the New York Harbor region, have risen nearly every week since April, reaching 36.9 million barrels as of October 30. This level is 9 million barrels above the five-year average and 14.6 million barrels above the same time last year. The relatively high levels of distillate inventories are depressing distillate prices in the New York Harbor spot market.

Texas expected to keep breaking wind generation records as wind capacity grows

Nov 4, 2015
Wind generation on the Texas electric system recently hit several all-time highs. The latest all-time instantaneous peak of 12,238 MW reached on October 22 replaced the short-lived records of 11,467 MW on September 13 and 11,950 MW on October 21, based on data from the grid's operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. Substantial additions of new wind generating capacity, coupled with strong wind conditions amid unseasonably warm early-autumn temperatures, drove the recent generation records.

U.S. propane exports increasing, reaching more distant markets

Nov 3, 2015
As U.S. propane production has increased and domestic demand has remained relatively flat, the United States has transitioned from being a net propane importer to a net exporter. Facilitated by rapid expansion in the capacity to export domestic supply, propane exports from the United States are changing traditional propane trade patterns across the globe.

Despite recent closures, U.S. nuclear capacity is scheduled to increase by 2020

Nov 2, 2015
Despite the scheduled closure of more than 2,000 megawatts (MW) of nuclear generating capacity by 2019, scheduled additions of more than 5,000 MW of capacity between 2016 and 2020 could result in a net increase in total U.S. nuclear capacity.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Nov 2, 2015
The November 2015 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through August 2015, 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 crude oil and refiner prices for finished petroleum products declined during August. U.S.-level Prime Supplier data show gasoline and No. 2 distillate sales fell month-on-month, but remained above year-ago levels.

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