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State Energy Data System: Noncombustible Renewable Energy for 2013

Jun 12, 2015
Annual state-level consumption estimates for hydroelectric power, as well as wind, solar, and geothermal energy.

Oil exploration in the U.S. Arctic continues despite current price environment

Jun 12, 2015
Alaska's crude oil production has declined from 1.8 MMb/d in 1991 to 0.5 MMb/d in 2014, and it is expected to continue declining through 2040. Almost 75% of Alaska's crude oil production from 1990 to 2012 was from the Prudhoe Bay and Kuparuk River fields in the central North Slope. However, recent conditional approval granted to Royal Dutch Shell to begin exploratory drilling in the Burger Prospect in the Chukchi Sea may help to offset future declines in crude oil production in the region.

Marine Fuel Choice For Ocean Going Vessels Within Emission Control Areas

Jun 11, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) contracted with Leidos Corporation to analyze the impact on ocean-going vessel fuel usage of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) emissions control areas in North America and the Caribbean. EIA plans to update the upcoming Annual Energy Outlook 2016 to include a new methodology for calculating the amount of fuel consumption by ocean-going vessels traveling though North American and Caribbean emissions control areas, including the impact of compliance strategies.

Efficiency moderates effects of higher electricity prices under proposed Clean Power Plan

Jun 11, 2015
EIA's recently released analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan rule finds that electricity prices are expected to rise. However, efficiency and price-induced conservation moderate the projected increase in consumer electricity bills.

Proposed Clean Power Plan rule would reduce coal production, especially in the West

Jun 10, 2015
EIA's analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan rule shows U.S. coal production falling after the proposed rule takes effect. In 2024 in the Base Policy case, coal production falls to a level last seen in the late 1970s. Total production recovers gradually thereafter, as coal-fired generation increases in the later years of the projection, but it never surpasses levels reached in the 1980s.

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

Jun 9, 2015
Crude oil prices continued to rise in April and reached their highest levels of the year. The North Sea Brent front month futures price settled at $65.54 per barrel (b) on May 7, an increase of $8.44/b since the close on April 1. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) front month futures price rose by $8.85/b over the same period to settle at $58.94/b on May 7.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Jun 9, 2015
North Sea Brent crude oil prices averaged $64/barrel (b) in May, a $5/b increase from April and the highest monthly average of 2015. Despite estimated global inventories increasing by more than 2 million barrels per day (b/d) for the third consecutive month, several factors contributed to higher prices in May, including continued signals of higher global oil demand growth, expectations for declining U.S. tight oil production in the coming months, and the growing risk of unplanned supply outages in the Middle East and North Africa.

Crude by rail provides the West Coast with supply as regional crude oil production falls

Jun 9, 2015
While total U.S. crude oil production increased nearly 3.2 million barrels per day (b/d) from 2010 to 2014, production in PADD 5 decreased by 0.1 million b/d, continuing a long-term decline. With no major crude oil pipelines connecting the West Coast to other parts of the country, West Coast refineries had adjusted to the declining in-region production by increasing imports of foreign crude oil. Shipments of domestic crude oil by rail to the West Coast have also increased, from 23,000 b/d in 2012 to 157,000 b/d in 2014.

Drilling Productivity Report

Jun 8, 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.

New data series show more detail for crude oil stocks, storage by region

Jun 8, 2015
In an effort to better present crude oil storage capacity and use across the United States, EIA has prepared new tables as part of the semiannual Working and Net Available Shell Storage Capacity Report. The new series show crude oil stocks held at refineries crude oil in tanks and underground storage in each Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PADD). Previously, this information was only available at the national level.

Proposed Clean Power Plan would accelerate renewable additions and coal plant retirements

Jun 5, 2015
EIA's analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan shows that renewables play a critical role under a range of different market conditions and policy assumptions. The key difference across the scenarios analyzed involves the timing and extent that wind and solar electric generating capacity additions occur, as well as retirements of some generation capacity, mainly coal-fired units and relatively inefficient plants that use natural gas or oil-fired boilers to run steam turbines.

Increases in U.S. crude oil production are predominantly light, sweet crude

Jun 4, 2015
U.S. crude oil production has grown rapidly in recent years, primarily from light, sweet crude (less dense, lower sulfur content) from tight resource formations. Roughly 90% of the nearly 3.0 million barrel per day (b/d) growth in production from 2011 to 2014 consisted of light, sweet grades, meaning they have an API gravity of 40 or above and a sulphur content of 0.3% or less.

Levelized cost comparisons help explain value of various electric generation technologies

Jun 3, 2015
When power plants are built, several factors influence the choice of fuels and technologies that will ultimately generate electricity. Cost is one of the most difficult factors to compare, as technologies can have vastly different capital, fuel, maintenance, and financing costs, as well as different utilization rates and access to fuel resources. Two measures, the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) and the levelized avoided cost of electricity (LACE), are widely used to make cost comparisons across technologies.

Egypt Country Analysis Brief

Jun 2, 2015
Egypt is the largest oil producer in Africa outside of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the second-largest natural gas producer on the continent, behind Algeria. Egypt plays a vital role in international energy markets through the operation of the Suez Canal and the Suez-Mediterranean (SUMED) Pipeline. The SUMED Pipeline is the only alternative route nearby the Suez Canal to transport crude oil from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea if ships are unable to navigate through the Suez Canal. Fees collected from the operation of these two transit points are significant sources of revenue for the Egyptian government.

Crude oil adjustment balances independently developed supply and disposition components

Jun 2, 2015
The crude oil adjustment is perhaps the most frequently misunderstood component of the U.S. crude oil balance published in EIA's Weekly Petroleum Status Report. This adjustment reflects the combined uncertainty around each of the crude oil data elements that EIA uses to assess the balance between U.S. crude oil supply and its disposition.

Issues in International Energy Consumption Analysis: Canadian Energy Demand

Jun 2, 2015
The residential sector is one of the main end-use sectors in Canada accounting for 16.7% of total end-use site energy consumption in 2009 (computed from NRCan 2012. pp, 4-5). In this year, the residential sector accounted for 54.5% of buildings total site energy consumption. Between 1990 and 2009, Canadian household energy consumption grew by less than 11%. Nonetheless, households contributed to 14.6% of total energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in Canada in 2009 (computed from NRCan 2012). This is the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s second study to help provide a better understanding of the factors impacting residential energy consumption and intensity in North America (mainly the United States and Canada) by using similar methodology for analyses in both countries.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Jun 1, 2015
The June 2015 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through March 2015, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States. In this month’s edition, crude oil final monthly data and 2014 annual averages are published in Tables 1, 1A, and 18-27. Preliminary monthly data for March 2015 show varied trends in crude oil and refined petroleum products prices. U.S.-level Prime Supplier data show sales of gasoline and diesel fuel remained above year-ago levels.

EIA conference on current energy issues is two weeks away

Jun 1, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) will hold its 2015 Energy Conference on June 15 and 16 in Washington, DC. This two-day event provides the opportunity to meet and network with energy analysts, decision makers, and EIA staff. Last year more than 900 people from industry, government, and academia attended EIA's conference.

State Energy Data System: Wood and Biomass Waste for 2013

May 29, 2015
Annual state-level estimates of consumption, prices, and expenditures for wood and biomass waste.

Bulk chemical feedstock use a key part of increasing industrial energy demand

May 29, 2015
Industrial sector energy consumption is expected to grow faster than all other sectors, according to EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2015. A large portion of both consumption and anticipated growth is in the bulk chemical industry, which is able to take advantage of increased domestic supply of natural gas, hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGL), and petrochemical feedstocks.

Natural Gas Monthly

May 29, 2015
The May Natural Gas Monthly, with data through March 2015, has been released. • Preliminary dry gas production for March 2015 was 2,232 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 72.0 Bcf/day, down from last month’s 72.4 Bcf/day. March's production was a 3.8 Bcf/day increase from 68.2 Bcf/day in March 2014, a 5.5% rise from year to year. • Preliminary total consumption for March 2015 was 2,636 Bcf, or 85.0 Bcf/day, an increase of 2.3% from 2,576 Bcf in March 2014, or 83.1 Bcf/day. • Total consumption of dry natural gas for March 2015 decreased in three of four sectors year to year, with the exception being electric power deliveries, which increased significantly from last March: o Deliveries to residential consumers for March 2015 were 640 Bcf, or 20.6 Bcf/day, down 8.6% from 22.6 Bcf/day in March 2014 o Commercial deliveries were 389 Bcf, or 12.5 Bcf/day, a 7.4% decrease from 13.5 Bcf/day in March 2014 o Industrial deliveries were 664 Bcf, or 21.4 Bcf/day, down 2.4% from 21.9 Bcf/day in March 2014 o Electric power deliveries were 717 Bcf, or 23.1 Bcf/day, a 28.3% rise from 18.0 Bcf/day in March 2014 • Beginning this month, the gross production and related estimates have been updated back to January 2015. The revised estimates represent an expanded sample for the source survey, EIA-914, that now has greater coverage of additional producing states. • Beginning this month, natural gas consumption volumes and prices have been estimated back to January 2015 using a new methodology. For further details, please see Appendix C.

Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report

May 29, 2015
Monthly natural gas gross withdrawals estimated from data collected on Form EIA-914 (Monthly Natural Gas Production Report) for Federal Offshore Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming, other states and Lower 48 states. Alaska data are from the state of Alaska and included to obtain a U.S. total.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

May 28, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for March 2015. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Company Level Imports

May 28, 2015
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

May 28, 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.

Working and Net Available Shell Storage Capacity

May 28, 2015
Working and Net Available Shell Storage Capacity as of March 31, 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 March 31, 2015.

Renewable share of U.S. energy consumption highest since 1930s

May 28, 2015
Renewable energy accounted for 9.8% of total domestic energy consumption in 2014. This marks the highest renewable energy share since the 1930s, when wood was a much larger contributor to domestic energy supply

U.S. Crude Oil Production to 2025: Updated Projection of Crude Types

May 28, 2015
This report updates and extends a May 2014 EIA report, U.S. crude oil production forecast – analysis of crude types. It provides a projection of domestic crude oil production by crude type through 2025, supplementing the overall production projection provided in the AEO2015. Projections of production by crude type matter for several reasons. First, U.S. crude streams vary widely in quality. Second, the economics surrounding various options for the domestic use of additional domestic oil production are directly dependent on crude quality characteristics. Third, actual or potential export values also vary significantly with quality characteristics.

Colombia Country Analysis Brief

May 27, 2015
Colombia has seen a dramatic increase in oil, natural gas, and coal production since the implementation of a series of regulatory reforms in 2003. However, after nearly a half-decade of relatively secure operations, attacks on oil and natural gas pipelines have increased. Expanded oil production will require discoveries of reserves and improvements to infrastructure safety.

Under the proposed Clean Power Plan, natural gas, then renewables, gain generation share

May 27, 2015
EIA's recently released analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan rule shows it would result in major changes in the fuel mix used to generate electricity in the United States.

Proposed Clean Power Plan rule cuts power sector CO2 emissions to lowest level since 1980s

May 26, 2015
In June 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. EIA's newly released analysis of the proposed rule shows power sector CO2 emissions falling to about 1,500 million metric tons per year by 2025, a level not seen since the early 1980s, in the Base Policy case.

Analysis of the Impacts of the Clean Power Plan

May 22, 2015
This report responds to an August 2014 request to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) from Representative Lamar Smith, Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for an analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan under which states would be required to develop plans to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rates from existing fossil-fired electricity generating units.

U.S. retail gasoline prices lowest since 2009 heading into Memorial Day weekend

May 22, 2015
On May 18, the U.S. average retail price for gasoline was $2.74 per gallon ($/gal), or 92¢ per gallon (¢/gal) lower than at the same time last year. This is the lowest average price heading into the Memorial Day weekend—the traditional start of the summer driving season—since 2009.

State Energy Profiles: New Data for February and March 2015, Updated Information on Eight States, New 2015 Data, New 2013 Data, and New Territory Data

May 21, 2015
New monthly data are available for electricity, natural gas, and coal series. In addition, the Quick Facts and analytical narratives for Florida, Georgia, Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, and West Virginia have been updated. New annual data are also available for ethanol plant capacity; petroleum consumption and expenditures; and territory total energy consumption, electricity generation, electricity capacity, and crude oil production.

Prime Supplier Report

May 21, 2015
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through March 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.

Net imports of natural gas fall to lowest level since 1987

May 21, 2015
U.S. net imports of natural gas decreased 9% in 2014, continuing an eight-year decline. As U.S. dry natural gas production has reached record highs, lower domestic prices have helped to displace natural gas imports. Net natural gas imports totaled 1,171 billion cubic feet (Bcf) in 2014, the lowest since 1987.

Domestic Uranium Production Report – Quarterly

May 20, 2015
First quarter 2015 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

Low crude oil prices, increased gasoline demand lead to high refiner margins

May 20, 2015
Gasoline crack spreads in the United States, especially on the U.S. East Coast, have reached several-year highs in recent months. Crack spreads, which reflect the difference between wholesale product prices and crude oil prices, are a good indicator of refiner profitability.

EIA launches redesigned International Energy Portal

May 19, 2015
On May 18, EIA launched a beta version of a redesigned International Energy Portal designed to help users access international energy data and to provide new and expanded tools and capabilities to examine trends in global energy markets.

Nonpetroleum share of transportation energy at highest level since 1954

May 18, 2015
In the United States, petroleum is by far the most-consumed transportation fuel. But recently the share of fuels other than petroleum for U.S. transportation has increased to its highest level since 1954, a time when the use of coal-fired steam locomotives was declining and automobile use was growing rapidly.

United Arab Emirates Country Analysis Brief

May 18, 2015
The United Arab Emirates was the second largest OPEC producer of petroleum and other liquids in 2014 and maintains an ambitious production growth goal despite lower oil prices. With significant refinery expansions at Ruwais, storage additions at Fujairah and new production concessions granted in 2015, the UAE is determined to expand and anchor their status as a global energy market lynchpin.

International Energy Portal

May 18, 2015
EIA launched a redesigned International Energy Portal to improve access to international energy data and trends in global energy markets. The expanded International Energy Portal provides increased access to data, new user-driven customization, new data visualization features, improved access to international analysis, and enhanced data downloads.

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