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Natural Gas Monthly

May 30, 2014
The May Natural Gas Monthly, with data through March 2014. Preliminary dry gas production for March 2014 of 2,130 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 68.7 Bcf/day, is the highest on record for any month. Preliminary total consumption for March 2014 dropped to 2,557 Bcf, or 82.5 Bcf per day, from February’s revised 98.3 Bcf/day. However, it is still the highest on record for March, an increase of just under 2% from March 2013. Deliveries of 682 Bcf, or 22.0 Bcf/day, to industrial consumers for March 2014 are slightly lower than last month’s record, on a per-day basis, of 23.7 Bcf/day but are the highest on record for the month of March. Commercial deliveries (418 Bcf, or 13.5 Bcf/day) are the highest ever for March. Residential deliveries of 700 Bcf, or 22.6 Bcf/day, are the highest for March since 1996. Beginning with this edition of the Natural Gas Monthly, Heating Value data are shown in Table 2. Heating value is the average number of British thermal units per cubic foot of natural gas as reported on Forms EIA-857 and EIA-176.

State Energy Data System: Total Energy for 2012

May 30, 2014
Annual state-level estimates for total energy consumption, prices, and expenditures.

Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report

May 30, 2014
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 30, 2014
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for March 2014. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Privately owned generators play a growing role in Mexico's electricity supply

May 30, 2014
In Mexico, most of the electric capacity is owned and operated by the government's Comisión Federal de Electricidad. Two decades ago, that percentage was close to 100%, but a set of constitutional amendments in 1992 worked to liberalize the Mexican electricity market over time. This legislation opened the operation of electric capacity to the private sector and led to the growth of privately owned capacity additions from independent power producers and industrial facilities.

U.S. Crude Oil Production Forecast-Analysis of Crude Types

May 29, 2014
This paper provides a short-term forecast of domestic production by crude type, supplementing the overall production forecast provided in STEO. Forecasts 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.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

May 29, 2014
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

May 29, 2014
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

Working and Net Available Shell Storage Capacity

May 29, 2014
Working and Net Available Shell Storage Capacity as of March 31, 2014 is the U.S. 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, 2014.

Mexico's energy ministry projects rapid near-term growth of natural gas imports from U.S.

May 29, 2014
A combination of higher natural gas demand from Mexico's industrial and electric power sectors and increased U.S. natural gas production has caused U.S. pipeline exports of natural gas to Mexico to double between 2009 and 2013. Mexico's national energy ministry, SENER, projects that U.S. pipeline exports to Mexico will reach 3.8 Bcf/d in 2018, nearly double the 2013 level of 1.8 Bcf/d.

2013 Energy Flows

May 28, 2014
Energy flow diagrams with data for 2013 for total energy, petroleum, natural gas, coal, and electricity. The total energy flow shows that domestic production of fossil fuels was 64.1 quadrillion Btu, accounting for 59 percent of total U.S. energy supply.

Monthly Energy Review

May 28, 2014
The U.S. Energy Information Administration's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. EIA is also updating its Primary Energy Consumption by Source and Sector chart and energy flow diagrams for total energy, petroleum, natural gas, coal, and electricity with data for 2013. Among other things, the flows show that domestic production of fossil fuels was 64.1 quadrillion Btu, accounting for 60 percent of total U.S. energy supply.

U.S. Natural Gas Imports & Exports 2013

May 28, 2014
U.S. net imports of natural gas into the United States fell 14% in 2013, continuing a decline that began in 2007. Robust natural gas production in the United States likely displaced imports, which decreased by 8% in 2013 to 2,883 Bcf. Based on preliminary data for 2013, domestic dry natural gas production increased by 1% to 24,282 billion cubic feet (Bcf), a new record. Abundant production of natural gas helped reduce U.S. reliance on foreign natural gas and helped maintain a high price differential between domestic and foreign markets outside of North America, increasing interest in the potential export of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG).

U.S. petroleum product exports to Mexico rise while Mexican crude exports to the U.S. fall

May 28, 2014
The United States imported 850,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) of crude oil from Mexico in 2013, the lowest volume since 1993. In the past decade, U.S. crude oil imports from Mexico fell 47%, primarily as a result of declining production of crude oil in Mexico. Despite the decline, Mexico was the third largest source of crude oil imports to the United States in 2013, behind Canada and Saudi Arabia.

Mexico’s energy reform seeks to reverse decline in oil production

May 27, 2014
In late 2013, Mexico's congress approved historic legislation that altered the 1938 ban on private sector participation in the Mexican energy sector. These reforms, that end the 75-year monopoly of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and allow for greater foreign investment, are the first to include constitutional change, and promise to address many of the challenges that have resulted in a decade-long decline in Mexico's oil production.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

May 27, 2014
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for February 2014. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Average retail gasoline price is $3.67 per gallon heading into Memorial Day weekend

May 23, 2014
Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of the summer driving season. Leading up to this year's holiday, the national average retail price for regular gasoline is $3.67 per gallon (gal), as it was this time last year. After increasing 42 cents/gal from early February to $3.71/gal in late April, gasoline prices have fallen modestly in recent weeks as increasing refinery crude oil throughput and higher imports have added supplies to the market.

U.S. wood pellet exports double in 2013 in response to growing European demand

May 22, 2014
Wood pellet exports from the United States nearly doubled last year, from 1.6 million short tons (approximately 22 trillion Btu) in 2012 to 3.2 million short tons in 2013. More than 98% of these exports were delivered to Europe, and 99% originated from ports in the southeastern and lower Mid-Atlantic regions of the country.

Prime Supplier Report

May 21, 2014
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through March 2014 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.

U.S. consumers' energy spending rose this winter

May 21, 2014
U.S. consumer energy expenditures this past winter (fourth quarter of 2013 and first quarter of 2014) were $14.0 billion (4.4%) higher than the previous winter, as cold weather east of the Rocky Mountains led consumers to pay more to heat their homes but less to fuel their cars. Energy expenditures as a share of disposable income increased 0.1% from the winter of 2012-13 to last winter, with most of the growth occurring in the first quarter of 2014.

Industrial onsite electricity concentrated in chemicals, oil, and paper manufacturing

May 20, 2014
Onsite industrial generation represents approximately 3% of current U.S. generating capacity and approximately 4% of total MWh of electricity generated in 2012, the latest year for which final data are available. More than 90% of the industrial generation capacity is concentrated in five industries. Of these, the chemicals, paper, and petroleum and coal industries account for more than 80% of onsite industrial generation, with the primary metals and food industries representing the remaining 20%

Industrial facilities get most of their electricity from the grid

May 19, 2014
Many industrial electric facilities have the economic option of generating their own electricity or pulling directly from the electric grid to run their processes, though most electricity use at industrial facilities comes from purchases through the grid. Traditionally, an industrial onsite generation project is developed by a facility that intends to meet its electric and heat demands on its own.

Norway supplies more than 20% of Europe’s natural gas needs

May 16, 2014
Norway is the world's third-largest natural gas exporter, after Russia and Qatar. In 2013, Norway supplied 21% of total European natural gas needs. Norway's natural gas reaches the Continent mainly via its extensive export pipeline infrastructure, while a small fraction is exported as liquefied natural gas by tanker. The largest recipients of Norway's natural gas exports in 2013 were the U.K., Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

State Energy Data System: Noncombustible Renewable Energy for 2012

May 16, 2014
Annual state-level consumption estimates for hydroelectric power, as well as wind, geothermal, and solar energy.

Permian Basin drives first-quarter growth in oil-directed horizontal drilling rigs

May 15, 2014
The Permian Basin, a long time oil- and natural gas-producing region in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico, has seen a significant increase in horizontal oil-directed drilling activity over the past five months. This trend began at the start of 2013, and accelerated from the week ending on December 27, 2013, to the week ending on May 9, 2014.

State Energy Profiles: New Data for February and March 2014, 2013, 2012, and Energy Indicators

May 15, 2014
New monthly data are available for electricity, natural gas, and coal series. New annual data are also available for seven series for the U.S. territories covering coal, crude oil, and net electricity generation.In addition, a new Energy Indicators section is featured on the State Energy Profile Data pages.

China produces and consumes almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined

May 14, 2014
Chinese production and consumption of coal increased for the 13th consecutive year in 2012. China is by far the world's largest producer and consumer of coal, accounting for 46% of global coal production and 49% of global coal consumption—almost as much as the rest of the world combined.

China promotes both fuel efficiency and alternative-fuel vehicles to curb growing oil use

May 13, 2014
Unprecedented motorization in China has led to significant increases in oil demand and oil imports. In response to growing oil imports, the Chinese government is adopting a broad range of policies, including improvements in the fuel economy of new vehicles and the promotion of alternative fuel vehicles.

Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

May 12, 2014
First quarter 2014 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

Drilling Productivity Report

May 12, 2014
EIA’s eighth 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 six key fields.

2013 Uranium Marketing Annual Report

May 12, 2014
Statistical data update for 2013 of uranium marketing activities in the United States.

Many industrial electricity customers are farmers

May 12, 2014
Farmers make up a significant share of industrial electricity customers in certain states. This is because of demand from farm irrigation systems, which are categorized by electric utilities as industrial load. For example, Nebraska is largely rural and agricultural, but it has the third-highest count of industrial electricity customers in the United States. The same factor drives up the number of industrial electricity customers in Idaho and Kansas, which are also among the top 10 states in number of industrial electricity customers. Agriculture-heavy states also tend to have among the lowest industrial sales of electricity per industrial customer.

Recycling is the primary energy efficiency technology for aluminum and steel manufacturing

May 9, 2014
The production of iron, steel, and aluminum is a highly energy-intensive process, accounting for 10% of total manufacturing energy use. The use of recycling in the manufacturing process of these metals has been a main driver of improvements in energy efficiency within the industry.

High value of liquids drives U.S. producers to target wet natural gas resources

May 8, 2014
In recent years, high levels of natural gas production have pushed prices down. The Henry Hub spot price averaged $3.73 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) in 2013. In 2012, the average annual Henry Hub price was $2.75/MMBtu, which reduced profit margins for many gas producers. The relatively high value of natural gas liquids has led producers to target wet gas.

EIA releases complete Annual Energy Outlook 2014 report

May 7, 2014
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released today the full content of the Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014). The complete report includes a Legislation and Regulations section that discusses evolving policies incorporated in the projections, a Market Trends section that highlights projections for energy demand, supply, and prices, a comparison of the AEO2014 Reference case with projections from other organizations, and descriptions of the 29 alternative cases completed as part of AEO2014. The Reference, or base, case by itself was released on December 16.

Annual Energy Outlook 2014

May 7, 2014
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) today released the full content of the Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014). The complete report includes a Legislation and Regulations section that discusses evolving policies incorporated in the projections, a Market Trends section that highlights projections for energy demand, supply, and prices, a comparison of the AEO2014 Reference case with projections from other organizations, and descriptions of the 29 alternative cases completed as part of AEO2014. The Reference, or base, case by itself was released on December 16.

U.S. purity ethane ships to Canada for first time in 25 years

May 6, 2014
Mistral Energy confirmed Friday, May 2, that it has received exports of purity ethane in an inaugural shipment along the Vantage pipeline from the Williston basin in North Dakota, to connect with the Alberta Ethane Gathering System near Empress, Alberta. Purity ethane is at least 95% pure ethane

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

May 6, 2014
International crude oil futures prices declined in March and are near the bottom of their recent trading range. The North Sea Brent front month futures price settled at $106.15 per barrel (bbl) on April 3, a decrease of $5.05/bbl from March 3. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) front month futures price declined by $4.63/bbl over the same period, settling at $100.29/bbl on April 3.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

May 6, 2014
During the April-through-September summer driving season this year, regular gasoline retail prices are forecast to average $3.61/gallon (gal), 3 cents higher than last year and 4 cents higher than projected in last month's STEO. The projected monthly national average regular gasoline retail price falls from $3.72/gal in May to $3.51/gal in September. EIA expects regular gasoline retail prices to average $3.48/gal in 2014 and $3.39/gal in 2015, compared with $3.51/gal in 2013.

U.S. ethanol imports from Brazil down in 2013

May 5, 2014
U.S. imports of sugarcane ethanol from Brazil fell by 40% last year, to 242 million gallons. Because Brazil is the largest source of ethanol imports into the United States, this drop led the United States to be a net exporter of the product for the year. Export volumes of corn-based ethanol to Brazil declined, but were more than offset by higher export volumes to Canada and a number of other countries. Although the net level has varied from month to month, since 2011 the United States has both imported ethanol from and exported ethanol to Brazil.

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