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State Energy Data System: Other petroleum products for 2014

Feb 12, 2016
Annual state-level estimates of consumption, prices, and expenditures for other petroleum products for 2014. “Other petroleum products” is a category that comprises 16 products, including still gas, petroleum coke, petrochemical feedstocks, and pentanes plus.

New EIA data revise Oklahoma's oil production up by 100,000 barrels per day

Feb 12, 2016
EIA's Petroleum Supply Monthly, published on January 30, includes crude oil production estimates for Oklahoma based on EIA monthly survey data. The new estimates are roughly 100,000 barrels per day more than those generated by the previous EIA methodology, which was informed by state-reported data.

Initial production rates in tight oil formations continue to rise

Feb 11, 2016
Tight oil production in the United States increased from 2007 through April 2015, based on estimates in EIA's Drilling Productivity Report (DPR), and made up more than half of total U.S. oil production in 2015. Tight oil growth has been driven by increasing initial production rates from tight wells in regions analyzed in the DPR. As drilling techniques and technology improve, producers are able to extract more oil during the initial months of production from new wells.

U.S. mining and exploration investment declined 35% in 2015

Feb 10, 2016
Mining and exploration investment declined 35% in 2015, the second largest year-over-year decline since the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis began reporting the series in 1948. Most mining and exploration investment reflects petroleum exploration and development, but the category also includes natural gas, coal, and other minerals.

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

Feb 9, 2016
The North Sea Brent front month futures price settled at $34.46/b on February 4 $2.76 per barrel (b) below its January 4 level. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) front month futures price settled at $31.72, a decrease of $5.04/b over the same period. On January 20, both Brent and WTI were at their lowest levels since 2003.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Feb 9, 2016
North Sea Brent crude oil prices averaged $31/barrel (b) in January, a $7/b decrease from December and the lowest monthly average price since December 2003. Brent crude oil prices averaged $52/b in 2015, down $47/b from the average in 2014. Growth in global liquids inventories, which averaged 1.8 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2015, continues to put downward pressure on Brent prices.

The Availability and Price of Petroleum and Petroleum Products Produced in Countries Other Than Iran

Feb 9, 2016
Number 25 in a series of reports required by section 1245 (d) (4) (A) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, which requires that, not later than 60 days from enactment and every 60 days thereafter, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) “submit to Congress a report on the availability and price of petroleum and petroleum products produced in countries other than Iran in the 60-day period preceding the submission of the report.”

Natural gas use for power generation higher this winter

Feb 9, 2016
So far this winter, natural gas consumption in the electric power sector (gas burn) has been higher than in any previous winter. According to Bentek Energy, gas burn in the electric power sector has averaged 25.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) so far this winter (November 1 through February 8), up 17% from last year's average of 21.4 Bcf/d during the same period and significantly higher than the 18.8 Bcf/d average of the past five years.

EIA-63B Annual Photovoltaic Cell/Module Shipments Report, 2013

Feb 9, 2016
This site contains summary data for the photovoltaic industry in the United States. Data including manufacturing, imports, and exports of modules in the United States and its territories. Summary data include volumes in peak kilowatts and average prices. Where possible, imports and exports are listed by country, and shipments to the United States are listed by state. To protect the confidentiality of company-level data, some data elements have been combined. For example, data for some countries cannot be individually listed. In addition, data by technology type can no longer be published. Previous yearly reports included more detailed summary reports and tables. Differences in these tables are highlighted in the current report.

Drilling Productivity Report

Feb 8, 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.

Demand response saves electricity during times of high demand

Feb 8, 2016
Demand response in the electricity market involves the targeted reduction of electricity use during times of high demand. In response, customers receive incentives for these reductions. A recent Supreme Court ruling is expected to result in faster growth in demand response in the wholesale electricity markets that cover about 60% of U.S. power supply.

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California has nearly half of the nation's solar electricity generating capacity

Feb 5, 2016
The United States has slightly more than 20,000 megawatts (MW) of solar generating capacity, which includes utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal installations, as well as distributed generation solar PV systems, also known as rooftop solar.

High inventories help push crude oil prices to lowest levels in 13 years

Feb 4, 2016
Several factors have played a part in pushing U.S. crude oil prices below $30 per barrel, including high inventory levels of crude oil, uncertainty about global economic growth, volatility in equity and nonenergy commodity markets, and the potential for additional crude oil supply to enter the market. Crude oil and petroleum product inventories, both domestically and internationally, have been growing since mid-2014 and are above five-year averages for this date.

Wholesale Electricity and Natural Gas Market Data

Feb 4, 2016
Wholesale market data for natural gas and electric power are now available and updated through February 2, 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.

PADD 1 and PADD 3 Transportation Fuels Markets

Feb 3, 2016
This study examines supply, consumption, and distribution of transportation fuels in Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts (PADDs) 1 and 3, or the U.S. East Coast and the Gulf Coast, respectively. The East Coast region includes states from Maine to Florida along the U.S. Atlantic Coast. The Gulf Coast region comprises states between New Mexico in the west to Alabama in the east along the Gulf of Mexico. For this study, transportation fuels include gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel. Residual fuel oil supply is also analyzed where applicable.

Computer and technology use in education buildings continues to increase

Feb 3, 2016
Based on data collected in EIA's latest Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), the number of computers in education buildings across the United States is continuing to grow rapidly. On average, education buildings have nearly twice as many computers per million square feet as all commercial buildings. Among commercial building categories, only office buildings have more computers per square foot.

Electricity generation from renewable sources expected to grow 9% this year

Feb 2, 2016
Electricity generated from utility-scale renewable plants is expected to grow by 9% in 2016, based on projections in the latest Short-Term Energy Outlook. Much of the growth comes from new installations of wind and solar plants and increases in hydroelectric generation after a relatively dry 2015. In 2016, electricity from utility-scale renewable sources is expected to account for 14% of the total electricity generated in the United States, with wind and solar contributing 5.2% and 0.8%, respectively.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Feb 1, 2016
The February 2016 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through November 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 November 2015 data show prices for crude oil and finished petroleum products on the decline from October levels. U.S.-level Prime Supplier data show gasoline sales fell month-on-month, but remained above year-ago levels, while sales of propane show the opposite trend.

Natural gas leak at California storage site raises environmental and reliability concerns

Feb 1, 2016
On October 23, 2015, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) detected a major leak at Aliso Canyon, an underground natural gas storage facility located 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The Aliso Canyon storage facility, which has 115 wells, is the second-largest natural gas storage field in the western United States.

Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

Jan 29, 2016
EIA is providing estimates for crude oil production (including lease condensate) based on data from the EIA-914 survey. Survey-based monthly production estimates starting with January 2015 are provided for Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming, and the Federal Gulf of Mexico. For all remaining oil-producing states and areas not individually covered by the EIA-914, production estimates are based on the previous methodology (using lagged state data). For all states and areas, production prior to 2015 is based on the previous methodology.

Natural Gas Monthly

Jan 29, 2016
• In November, dry natural gas production was the highest for the month since EIA began reporting dry natural gas production data in 1973. Preliminary dry natural gas production for November 2015 was 2,227 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 74.2 Bcf/day. This level was a 1.3 Bcf/day (1.7%) increase from production of 73.0 Bcf/day in November 2014. • Preliminary dry natural gas consumption for November 2015 was 2,252 Bcf, or 75.1 Bcf/day. This level was a decrease of 4.9% from 2,369 Bcf in November 2014, or 3.9 Bcf/day. This decrease in consumption was in part because of significantly warmer temperatures in November 2015, compared to November 2014, across the United States. • Year-over-year total consumption of dry natural gas in November decreased in three of the four consuming sectors, with the exception being electric power deliveries, which increased significantly year to year. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in November were as follows: o Residential deliveries were 399 Bcf, or 13.3 Bcf/day, down 26.7% from 18.1 Bcf/day in November 2014. o Commercial deliveries were 280 Bcf, or 9.3 Bcf/day, down 22.7% from 12.1 Bcf/day in November 2014. o Industrial deliveries were 637 Bcf, or 21.2 Bcf/day, down 3.2% from 21.9 Bcf/day in November 2014. o Electric power deliveries were 733 Bcf, or 24.4 Bcf/day, up 22.0% from 20.0 Bcf/day in November 2014.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Jan 29, 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.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Jan 29, 2016
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for November 2015. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Company Level Imports

Jan 29, 2016
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

State Energy Data System: Distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, and kerosene for 2014

Jan 29, 2016
Annual state-level estimates of consumption, prices, and expenditures for distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, and kerosene for 2014.

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

Jan 29, 2016
Monthly data on rail movements of crude oil have been updated for November 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.

Winter storm knocks out power for more than a million customers

Jan 29, 2016
The severe winter storm that began Friday, January 22, and continued through Saturday, January 23, affected energy infrastructure throughout much of the eastern United States. Heavy snowfall, high winds, and ice knocked out power to more than one million customers in states from Arkansas to Massachusetts. According to the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Assurance Daily, power had been restored to all but about 3,000 customers as of midafternoon January 26.

New pipeline projects increase Northeast natural gas takeaway capacity

Jan 28, 2016
A number of recently completed and upcoming natural gas infrastructure projects are expected to increase the reach of natural gas produced in the Marcellus and Utica regions of the Northeastern United States. These projects are intended to transport natural gas from production centers to consuming markets or export terminals.

Monthly Energy Review

Jan 27, 2016
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that in October 2015, U.S. primary energy production totaled 7.4 quadrillion Btu, a 1% decrease from October 2014.

Spread between Henry Hub, Marcellus natural gas prices narrows as pipeline capacity grows

Jan 27, 2016
Natural gas spot prices around the United States are often compared to prices at the Henry Hub in Louisiana. At trading points in and around the Marcellus and Utica plays in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, natural gas prices consistently trade below the Henry Hub national benchmark price. However, the difference between these pricing points and the Henry Hub has narrowed in recent months as new pipeline projects come online.

Changing contract expiration dates will affect crude oil futures comparisons

Jan 26, 2016
A change to the North Sea Brent crude oil futures contract will alter the way prices for Brent futures are compared to futures prices for WTI crude oil. Beginning January 29, the Brent contract will expire, or rollover to the next month, approximately two to three weeks before expiration of the WTI contract for delivery in the same month. Prior to the change, the Brent contract rollover was only five to seven days ahead of the WTI rollover.

Electricity Monthly Update

Jan 26, 2016
This issue contains data for November 2015 as well as a feature article on how installed wind generator tower heights and output are growing in the electric power industry.

Electric Power Monthly

Jan 26, 2016
Data in the January 2016 Electric Power Monthly (EPM ) are for November 2015, during which net generation in the United States fell 5.2% from the November 2014 level. Consumption of coal for power generation fell 23.9% compared to November 2014. The average retail price of electricity in November 2015 was down 0.2% from what it had been in November 2014.

Natural gas prices expected to rise over next two years

Jan 25, 2016
The average natural gas spot price at the benchmark Henry Hub for December 2015 of $1.93 per MMBtu was the lowest monthly average since March 1999. EIA's latest Short-Term Energy Outlook expects natural gas prices to rise, averaging $2.65/MMBtu in 2016 and $3.22/MMBtu in 2017. Expected price increases reflect consumption growth, mainly from the industrial sector, that outpaces near-term production growth.

Upcoming winter storm may cause problems for East Coast energy infrastructure

Jan 22, 2016
An upcoming winter storm has resulted in blizzard watches in major Mid-Atlantic cities, including Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. Nearly 75 million people are in regions expected to be affected by the storm. In addition to record levels of snowfall, affected areas could experience high winds as well as coastal storm surges and flooding in susceptible regions.

Prime Supplier Report

Jan 22, 2016
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through November 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.

State Energy Profiles: New data for October and November 2015 and updated analytical narratives

Jan 21, 2016
New monthly data are available for electricity, petroleum, and coal series. In addition, analytical narratives have been updated for Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Oman is the largest non-OPEC oil producer in the Middle East

Jan 21, 2016
Oman is the largest producer of crude oil (including condensate) in the Middle East that is not a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Oman's oil production has increased each year since 2007 and ranked 7th among Middle East oil producers and 21st in the world, as of 2014. Production exceeded one million barrels per day in June 2015 for the first time since December 2000.

Quarterly Coal Report (Abbreviated), July – September 2015

Jan 21, 2016
U.S. coal production during third quarter 2015 totaled 237.3 million short tons. This was 12.4% higher than the previous quarter and 7.1% lower than third quarter 2014. Third quarter 2015 U.S. coal exports (16.9 million short tons) dropped 14.4% from second quarter 2015 and dropped 25.6% from third quarter 2014. U.S. coal imports in third quarter 2015 increased to 3.0 million short tons from 2.6 million short tons in second quarter 2015. All data for 2014 and prior years are final. All data for 2015 are preliminary.

Hydrogen for refineries is increasingly provided by industrial suppliers

Jan 20, 2016
Refineries use hydrogen to lower the sulfur content of diesel fuel. Refinery demand for hydrogen has increased as demand for diesel fuel has risen both domestically and internationally, and as sulfur-content regulations have become more stringent. EIA data show that much of the growth in hydrogen use at refineries is being met through hydrogen purchased from merchant suppliers rather than from increased hydrogen production on-site at the refinery

Iran's petroleum production expected to increase as sanctions are lifted

Jan 19, 2016
Implementation day for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an agreement among Iran, the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany), and the European Union (EU), occurred on January 16 when the International Atomic Energy Agency verified that Iran had completed the key physical steps required to trigger sanctions relief.

Oman Country Analysis Brief

Jan 15, 2016
Oman’s total oil production exceeded one million barrels per day in 2015. Oman's government aims to keep production near its current level for at least the next five years by applying enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques.

Warmer weather, lower energy prices are reducing home heating expenditures

Jan 15, 2016
Warmer temperatures and lower energy prices have contributed to a reduction in EIA's current forecast average heating expenditures this winter compared with the forecast in the October 2015 Winter Fuels Outlook.

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