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Petroleum Marketing Monthly

May 1, 2015
The May 2015 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through February 2015, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States. Preliminary monthly data show crude oil and finished petroleum products prices on the rise during February. U.S.-level Prime Supplier data show sales of most surveyed products increased from both prior-month and year-ago rates.

State Energy Data System: Total Petroleum for 2013

May 1, 2015
Annual state-level estimates of total petroleum consumption, prices, and expenditures. State-level estimates of retail electricity sales, prices, and expenditures also updated with final 2013 annual data.

Alaska residents are paid a unique yearly dividend from state’s permanent fund

May 1, 2015
The Alaska Permanent Fund, established using revenues paid to the state by oil and gas producers, provides Alaska residents with an annual cash dividend, which is unique among natural resource permanent funds in the United States. In 2014, the annual dividend was $1,884 per resident, more than double the 2013 dividend and the highest since 2008.

Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report

Apr 30, 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.

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

Apr 30, 2015
Number 20 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 Monthly

Apr 30, 2015
Preliminary dry gas production for February 2015 was 2,077 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 74.2 Bcf/day, up from last month's 73.6 Bcf/day. February's production was a 6.7 Bcf/day increase from 67.5 Bcf/day in February 2014, a 9.1% rise from year to year. Preliminary total consumption for February 2015 was 2,956 Bcf, or 105.6 Bcf/day, an increase of 6.7% from 2,757 Bcf in February 2014, or 98.5 Bcf/day. Total consumption of dry natural gas for February 2015 increased in all sectors year to year.

Energy resource permanent funds vary by purpose and state

Apr 30, 2015
Taxation of coal, crude oil, and natural gas production presents opportunities for states to collect revenue as nonrenewable resources are produced. Natural resource permanent funds are revenues earned from taxing the extraction of energy resources and are set aside by national, state, and local governments for strategic or long-term use.

2014 Domestic Uranium Production Report

Apr 30, 2015
Statistical data update for 2014 on drilling, mining, production, shipments, sales, facilities, employment, expenditures, and reserve estimates in the U.S. uranium production industry.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Apr 29, 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

Apr 29, 2015
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

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

South Africa Country Analysis Brief

Apr 29, 2015
South Africa has a large energy-intensive coal mining industry. The country has the world's ninth-largest amount of recoverable coal reserves and holds 95% of Africa's total coal reserves. South Africa exports more than 25% of its coal production, domestically consuming the remainder particularly in its electricity sector. Most of South Africa’s coal exports are sent to Asia, with India being the largest recipient. The country has limited proved reserves of oil and natural gas.

U.S. energy demand slows except for industrial, commercial sectors

Apr 29, 2015
U.S. energy consumption has slowed recently and is not anticipated to return to growth levels seen in the second half of the 20th century. EIA's Reference case projections in the Annual Energy Outlook 2015 show that domestic consumption is expected to grow 0.3% per year through 2040, less than half the rate of population growth. Energy used in homes is flat, and transportation consumption declines slightly, meaning that energy consumption growth will be concentrated in U.S. businesses and industries.

Monthly Energy Review

Apr 28, 2015
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that, in January 2015, total energy consumption in the U.S. industrial sector equaled 2.7 quadrillion Btu, a 1% decrease from January 2014.

Year in Review: Crude Oil Prices 2014

Apr 28, 2015
This report gives an overview of the primary drivers of crude oil price movements in 2014, in particular the substantial price decline that took place during the second half of the year. Factors such as increased global supply of crude oil, lower crude oil supply disruptions, lower economic growth expectations, and currency exchange rate movements are explored in the report. In addition, links are provided to several other published EIA articles with further in-depth discussion of topics related to the oil price decline.

Projections show U.S. becoming a net exporter of natural gas

Apr 28, 2015
In its recently released Annual Energy Outlook 2015, EIA expects the United States to be a net natural gas exporter by 2017. Increased availability of domestic gas or higher world energy prices each increase the gap between the cost of U.S. natural gas and world prices that encourages exports of liquefied natural gas, and, to a lesser extent, greater exports by pipeline to Mexico.

Floating LNG regasification is used to meet rising natural gas demand in smaller markets

Apr 27, 2015
Floating regasification is a flexible, cost-effective way to receive and process shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Floating regasification is increasingly being used to meet natural gas demand in smaller markets, or as a temporary solution until onshore regasification facilities are built.

EIA report highlights top 100 U.S. oil and natural gas fields

Apr 24, 2015
The top 100 oil fields in the United States accounted for 20.6 billion barrels of crude oil and lease condensate proved reserves, or 56% of the U.S. total in 2013. The top 100 natural gas fields accounted for 239.7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas proved reserves, 68% of the U.S. total. Proved reserves are defined as estimated quantities of oil and natural gas that analysis of geologic and engineering data demonstrates with reasonable certainty are recoverable under existing economic and operating conditions.

State Energy Data System: Liquefied Petroleum Gases for 2013

Apr 24, 2015
Annual state-level estimates of consumption, prices, and expenditures for liquefied petroleum gases.

Oil trade off Yemen coast grew by 20% to 4.7 million barrels per day in 2014

Apr 23, 2015
While Yemen is not a major oil-producing country, its coast borders the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, a narrow chokepoint between the Horn of Africa and the Middle East. This strait is a strategic route for Persian Gulf oil, natural gas, and petroleum product shipments to Europe and North America, as well as European and North African oil exports to Asia. Although the strait is 18 miles wide at its narrowest point, tankers passing through must use two 2-mile-wide shipping channels.

Prime Supplier Report

Apr 22, 2015
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through February 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.

UK's renewable energy targets drive increases in U.S. wood pellet exports

Apr 22, 2015
In 2014, almost three-quarters of all U.S. wood pellet exports were delivered to the United Kingdom (UK), mainly for the purpose of generating electricity. Overall, U.S. wood pellet exports increased by nearly 40% between 2013 and 2014, from 3.2 million short tons to 4.4 million short tons, as the United States continues to be the largest wood pellet exporter in the world.

Increasing domestic production of crude oil reduces net petroleum imports

Apr 21, 2015
In its recently released Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015) Reference case, EIA expects U.S. crude oil production to rise through 2020 as oil prices recover from their steep decline, reducing net petroleum (crude oil and petroleum products) imports. AEO 2015 explores the effects of domestic crude oil production under various assumptions of world oil prices and domestic resource availability.

U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions increase in past two years

Apr 20, 2015
For the second year in a row, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the United States have increased. However, unlike 2013, when emissions and gross domestic product (GDP) grew at similar rates (2.5% and 2.2%, respectively), 2014's CO2 emissions growth rate of 0.7% was much smaller than the 2014 GDP growth rate of 2.4%.

New maps highlight geologic characteristics of U.S. tight oil, shale plays

Apr 17, 2015
EIA is currently in the process of updating maps of major tight oil and shale gas plays, including the Eagle Ford and Marcellus plays, which will help to better characterize the geology of key areas of production in the United States. These maps focus on shale and tight oil plays, and characterize plays based on geologic characteristics, including rock type and age.

State Energy Profiles: New Data for January and February 2015, Updated Information on Nine States, New 2013 Data, and New 2012 Data

Apr 16, 2015
New monthly data are available for electricity, natural gas, and coal series. In addition, the Quick Facts and analytical narratives for Alabama, American Samoa, Guam, Kentucky, Mississippi, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been updated. New annual data for 2013 are also available for coal and natural gas consumption and expenditures, and new 2012 data are provided for carbon dioxide emissions.

Households with more vehicles travel more

Apr 16, 2015
Based on data from the National Household Travel Survey, households with more vehicles not only travel more, but often put more miles on their most-used vehicle compared to households with fewer vehicles. Households with just one vehicle drove an average of 10,600 miles, while households with six or more vehicles traveled a total of 57,700 miles. Sixty-eight percent of households have either one or two cars

Updated Buildings Sector Appliance and Equipment Costs and Efficiency

Apr 15, 2015
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.

U.S. energy imports and exports to come into balance for first time since 1950s

Apr 15, 2015
Projections in the Annual Energy Outlook 2015, released April 14, show the potential to eliminate net U.S. energy imports sometime between 2020 and 2030. This reflects changes in both supply and demand, as continued growth in oil and natural gas production and the use of renewables combine with demand-side efficiencies to moderate demand growth. The United States has been a net importer of energy since the 1950s.

EIA's Annual Energy Outlook will be released later today

Apr 14, 2015
At 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, EIA will release the Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015), which presents long-term projections of energy supply, demand, and prices through 2040. The analysis in AEO2015 focuses on six cases: Reference, Low and High Economic Growth, Low and High Oil Price, and High Oil and Gas Resource.

Annual Energy Outlook 2015

Apr 14, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) today released the Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015), which in addition to the Reference case, includes 5 alternative cases (Low and High Economic Growth, Low and High Oil Price, and High Oil and Gas Resource) which show how different assumptions regarding market, policy, and technology drivers affect projections of energy production, consumption, technology, and market trends and the direction they may take in the future. The AEO2015 is a shorter edition of the AEO. To focus more resources on rapidly changing energy markets and the ways in which they might evolve over the next few years, EIA has revised the schedule and approach for production of the AEO. Starting with AEO2015, EIA is adopting a two-year release cycle for the AEO, with a full edition of the AEO produced in alternating years and a shorter edition in the other years.

Drilling Productivity Report

Apr 13, 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.

Household spending on gasoline and public transit varies by region, income

Apr 13, 2015
Households in different regions of the United States have similar average combined spending on gasoline and public transit, but the composition of that spending varies significantly across regions. In 2013, the most recent year of data from the Labor Department's Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES), the average household spent $3,148 annually on gasoline and public transit.

U.S. household gasoline expenditures expected to fall in 2015

Apr 10, 2015
The average U.S. household expenditure on motor gasoline in 2015 is expected to be about $1,817, the lowest level in more than a decade. This level is about $700 less than average household gasoline expenditures in 2014. Actual spending can vary based on driving-related factors, some of which depend on demographic considerations. As one might expect, households with more people tend to spend more on gasoline.

State Energy Data System: Coal for 2013

Apr 10, 2015
Annual state-level estimates of coal consumption, prices, and expenditures.

California’s continued drought, reduced snowpack mean lower hydropower output

Apr 9, 2015
Earlier this month, California Governor Jerry Brown enacted mandatory water restrictions for the first time in the state's history. While the executive order doesn't directly address hydropower generation and instead focuses on water use in cities and towns, the drought that began in 2011 has had a noticeable effect on hydropower. Furthermore, reduced levels of snowpack likely mean that hydropower output will be low throughout the summer.

Summer gasoline prices to be down more than $1 from last summer

Apr 8, 2015
U.S. drivers are projected to pay an average of $2.45/gallon (gal) for regular grade gasoline this summer (April through September), according to EIA's Short-Term Energy and Summer Fuels Outlook released yesterday. This year's projected average summer price is down from a $3.59/gal average during summer 2014.

Short-Term Energy Outlook and Summer Fuels Outlook

Apr 7, 2015
North Sea Brent crude oil prices averaged $58/barrel (bbl) in February, an increase of $10/bbl from the January average, and the first monthly average price increase since June 2014. The price increase reflects news of falling U.S. crude oil rig counts and announced reductions in capital expenditures by major oil companies, along with lower-than-expected Iraqi crude oil exports.

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

Apr 7, 2015
Over the past month, international crude oil prices recorded the first month-over-month increase since June 2014. The North Sea Brent front month futures price settled at $60.48/bbl on March 5, an increase of $5.73/bbl from February 2. In the U.S. market, domestic crude oil prices continued to lag behind international benchmarks. The front month West Texas Intermediate (WTI) contract price settled at $50.76/bbl on March 5, $1.19/bbl higher than at the start of February.

U.S. remained world's largest producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2014

Apr 7, 2015
The United States remained the world's top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2014, according to EIA estimates. U.S. hydrocarbon production continues to exceed that of both Russia and Saudi Arabia, the second- and third-largest producers, respectively. For the United States and Russia, total petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbon production, in energy content terms, is almost evenly split between petroleum and natural gas. Saudi Arabia's production heavily favors petroleum.

Technical options for processing additional light tight oil volumes within the United States

Apr 6, 2015
This report examines technical options for processing additional LTO volumes within the United States. Domestic processing of additional LTO would enable an increase in petroleum product exports from the United States, already the world’s largest net exporter of petroleum products. Unlike crude oil, products are not subject to export limitations or licensing requirements. While this is one possible approach to absorbing higher domestic LTO production in the absence of a relaxation of current limitations on crude exports, domestic LTO would have to be priced at a level required to encourage additional LTO runs at existing refinery units, debottlenecking, or possible additions of processing capacity.

EIA assesses options for processing additional U.S. light tight oil production

Apr 6, 2015
With the growth in U.S. production of light tight oil (LTO) in recent years, petroleum refiners in the United States have been processing greater volumes of LTO. To date, increased volumes of domestic LTO have mainly been accommodated with no- and low-cost options such as reducing light crude oil imports, increasing refinery utilization rates, making incremental efficiency improvements (crude unit debottlenecking), and displacing medium crude oil imports.

Nonhydro electricity storage increasing as new policies are implemented

Apr 3, 2015
Although pumped hydroelectric storage makes up most of the total electricity storage capacity in the United States, nonhydro storage has doubled in electric power sector capacity from 160 megawatts (MW) to nearly 350 MW over the past five years.

Financial hedging helps some producers mitigate effect of falling oil prices

Apr 2, 2015
The decline in crude oil prices since last summer has had a direct impact on oil producers' sales revenue, but hedging strategies have lessened the effects of lower prices on some producers' total revenue. Oil producers who adopt hedging strategies can reduce their price risk and generate smoother financial outcomes in unstable markets. A common hedging practice is to sell futures and swaps to lock in desired prices for future production, a practice that can shield producers' revenue from decreasing prices.

Top 100 U.S. Oil and Gas Fields

Apr 2, 2015
This supplement to the U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, 2013 ranks the 100 largest U.S. oil and gas fields by their estimated 2013 proved reserves.

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