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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.

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.

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.

U.S. average gasoline price falls below $2.00 per gallon for first time since 2009

Jan 14, 2016
Based on EIA's weekly survey of gasoline prices, the U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline fell to $1.996 per gallon (gal) on January 11, falling below $2.00/gal for the first time since March 23, 2009. The U.S. average retail regular gasoline price had last approached, but not gone below, the $2.00 mark in early 2015. Falling gasoline prices are a result of falling crude oil prices and the seasonal slowdown in gasoline demand.

Crude oil prices to remain relatively low through 2016 and 2017

Jan 13, 2016
The Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) released on January 12, which is the first STEO to include projections for 2017, forecasts Brent crude oil prices will average $40 per barrel (b) in 2016 and $50/b in 2017. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices are expected to be $2/b lower than Brent in 2016 and $3/b lower than Brent in 2017

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

Jan 12, 2016
Crude oil prices in November declined to the lowest levels since August. The North Sea Brent front month futures price settled at $43.84 per barrel (b) on December 3, a decrease of $4.95/b since November 2. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) front month futures price settled at $41.08/b on December 3, declining $5.06/b over the same period.

State severance tax revenues decline as fossil fuel prices drop

Jan 12, 2016
Several states that collect significant revenue from severance taxes on fossil fuel extraction are re-evaluating current and upcoming operating budgets and taxation structures to address revenue shortfalls. Severance taxes are often imposed on the extraction of nonrenewable resources such as crude oil, natural gas, and coal. Lower fossil fuel prices, and in some cases, lower production, have led to lower severance tax receipts than were expected when revenue estimates were developed.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Jan 12, 2016
EIA forecasts that Brent crude oil prices will average $53/b in 2015 and $56/b in 2016. 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 March 2016 delivery (Market Prices and Uncertainty Report) suggest the market expects WTI prices to range from $30/b to $63/b (at the 95% confidence interval).

Drilling Productivity Report

Jan 11, 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.

Wholesale power prices decrease across the country in 2015

Jan 11, 2016
Wholesale electricity prices at major trading hubs on a monthly average basis for on-peak hours were down 27%-37% across the nation in 2015 compared with 2014, driven largely by lower natural gas prices. Because natural gas-fired generation sets the marginal price in many markets, wholesale electricity prices are sensitive to changes in natural gas prices.

Coal production and prices decline in 2015

Jan 8, 2016
Since reaching a high point in 2008, coal production in the United States has continued to decline. U.S. coal production in 2015 is expected to be about 900 million short tons, 10% lower than in 2014 and the lowest level since 1986. Regionally, production from the Appalachian Basin has fallen the most. Low natural gas prices, lower international coal demand, and environmental regulations have contributed to declining U.S. coal production.

U.S. gasoline prices in 2015 were lowest since 2009

Jan 7, 2016
U.S. regular retail gasoline prices averaged $2.43 per gallon (gal) in 2015, 93 cents/gal (28%) less than in 2014 and the lowest annual average price since 2009. Lower crude oil prices in 2015 were the main cause for lower gasoline prices. In 6 of the 10 cities for which EIA collects weekly retail price data, gasoline prices did not exceed $3.00/gal.

Crude oil prices started 2015 relatively low, ended the year lower

Jan 6, 2016
Crude oil prices ended 2015 below $40 per barrel (b), the lowest level since early 2009. Spot prices for the international crude oil benchmark Brent averaged $52/b in 2015, 53% below the level in 2014 and 49% below the average price over 2010-14. Spot prices for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil were also down 53% in 2015 compared with 2014, averaging $49/b for the year.

Average annual natural gas spot price in 2015 was at lowest level since 1999

Jan 5, 2016
Natural gas spot prices in 2015 at the Henry Hub in Louisiana, a national benchmark, averaged $2.61 per million British thermal unit (MMBtu), the lowest annual average level since 1999. Daily prices fell below $2/MMBtu this year for the first time since 2012.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Jan 4, 2016
The January 2016 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through October 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 October data show crude oil prices rose in all sales categories, while refiner prices for gasoline continued to fall. U.S.-level Prime Supplier data show propane sales rose in October, but were 18.8% below the rate seen at this time last year.

Prices for most oil and natural gas commodities fell significantly during 2015

Jan 4, 2016
The energy component of the widely followed S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) fell 41% from the start of 2015, a larger decline than the industrial metals, grains, and precious metals components, which declined 24%, 19%, and 11%, respectively, in 2015.

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