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U.S. Coal Reserves

Dec 16, 2013
In 2012, U.S. demonstrated reserve base (DRB) of coal totaled 481.4 billion short tons, estimated recoverable reserves (ERR) totaled 257.6 billion short tons, and recoverable reserves at producing mines totaled 18.7 billion short tons.

Increased tight oil production, vehicle efficiency reduce petroleum and liquid imports

Dec 16, 2013
The U.S. Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Outlook 2014 Reference case shows that recent growth in domestic crude oil and natural gas production is expected to continue for many years. In 2016, crude oil production is expected to be close to the historical high of 9.6 million barrels per day, a record set in 1970. The AEO2014 Reference case was released at 9:30 a.m. EST today.

AEO2014 Early Release Overview

Dec 16, 2013
The Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014) Reference case released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) presents updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2040. The Reference case projetions include only the effects of policies that have been implemented in law or final regulations.

Abundant 2013 corn harvest boosts ethanol production

Dec 13, 2013
Expectations for a record corn harvest in 2013 have helped lower corn prices since this summer, improving ethanol production margins and spurring an increase in the supply of ethanol.

Electric Power Annual 2012

Dec 12, 2013
The newly released Electric Power Annual presents 11 years (2002 - 2012) of National-level data on electricity generating capacity, electricity generation and useful thermal output, fuel receipts, consumption, and emissions.

Annual Coal Report

Dec 12, 2013
Provides information about U.S. coal production, number of mines, prices, productivity, employment, productive capacity, and recoverable reserves to a wide audience, including Congress, Federal and State agencies, the coal industry, and the general public. U.S. coal production, employment, and productivity are based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration’s Form 7000-2, “Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report.” Prices, recoverable reserves, and productive capacity are based on EIA’s annual survey, Form EIA-7A, “Coal Production and Preparation Report.” Coal production in 2011 increased slightly from 2010, driven by export demand, to roughly 1.1 billion short tons. All data for 2012 and prior years are final.

Natural Gas Annual

Dec 12, 2013
The 2012 Natural Gas Annual shows record natural gas production and consumption levels in the United States. In 2012, domestic dry production of 24.1 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), or 65.7 billion cubic feet per day, (Bcf/d) rose 5 percent over 2011 with Pennsylvania making the largest gains of any state. Dry production in Pennsylvania rose from 3.6 Bcf/d in 2011 to 6.1 Bcf/d in 2012. Record levels of consumer deliveries at 23.4 Tcf, or 64.0 Bcf/d, were spurred by unprecedented use of gas used to generate electricity --which rose from 20.7 Bcf/d in 2011 to 24.9 Bcf/d in 2012.

Natural Gas Monthly

Dec 12, 2013
The November Natural Gas Monthly features data through September 2013. This issue contains extensive revisions to 2011 and 2012 data as a result of benchmarking to data published in the Natural Gas Annual 2012. These revisions primarily apply to statistics on production, underground storage, consumption, and prices by sector.

Propane demand hits a record high for November

Dec 12, 2013
Propane is produced at oil and gas production wells and as a byproduct of oil refining. Propane production directly from wells, which has been the fastest-growing component of overall U.S. propane supply, is often separated from the production stream at natural gas processing plants. Propane production in the United States has set record highs on an almost weekly basis in 2013 as a result of increased oil and natural gas drilling and high refining utilization rates.

Solar Photovoltaic Cell/Module Shipments Report 2012

Dec 12, 2013
Highlight: Total shipments of PV modules continued to grow in 2012, increasing more than 23 percent to 4,655,005 peak kilowatts with a value of $5.3 billion.

Existing resource base and policy decisions provide the West with electric fuel diversity

Dec 11, 2013
Coal, natural gas, and hydroelectric sources continue to contribute the majority of overall electricity generation in the West. However, a combination of aggressive state renewable portfolio standards, continued federal tax credits, grants, and other support has encouraged the increased use of non-hydro renewable sources of electricity generation (the green portion of the graph) in the West.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Dec 10, 2013
After falling by more than 40 cents per gallon from the beginning of September through mid-November, weekly U.S. average regular gasoline retail prices increased by 8 cents per gallon to reach $3.27 per gallon on December 2, 2013, due in part to unplanned refinery maintenance and higher crude oil prices. The annual average regular gasoline retail price, which was $3.63 per gallon in 2012, is expected to average $3.50 per gallon in 2013 and $3.43 per gallon in 2014.

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

Dec 10, 2013
International crude oil benchmarks moved higher in November, showing their first month-over-month increase since August, while U.S. crude oil prices moved higher during the first week of December. The North Sea Brent front month futures price settled at $110.98 per barrel on December 5, an increase of $5.07 per barrel since its close on November 1. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) front month futures contract rose $2.77 per barrel compared to November 1, settling at $97.38 per barrel on December 5.

Iran’s oil exports not expected to increase significantly despite recent negotiations

Dec 10, 2013
The U.S. Energy Information Administration does not anticipate an immediate impact on global liquid fuels supply following the November 24 agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany on Iran's nuclear program. The agreement does not directly allow for additional Iranian oil sales, although it does suspend sanctions on associated insurance and transportation services to those countries already granted import waivers.

Drilling Productivity Report

Dec 9, 2013
EIA’s third 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.

Marcellus region to provide 18% of total U.S. natural gas production this month

Dec 9, 2013
Production of natural gas in the Marcellus region, located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, is expected to exceed 13 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) this month, based on estimates in the U.S. Energy Information Administration's latest Drilling Productivity Report (DPR), which will be released later today.

December natural gas prices spike in Boston

Dec 6, 2013
The average bidweek price of natural gas in New England for December settled at $14.52 per million British thermal units (MMBtu), well above prices in other U.S. regions, according to the IntercontinentalExchange monthly index. For buyers and sellers who transact at bidweek (the last five days of trading for a monthly contract), prices and volumes remain constant throughout the month. In the past 20 years, natural gas in the Northeast has only reached this level on two occasions.

Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report

Dec 6, 2013
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.

Gas furnace efficiency has large implications for residential natural gas use

Dec 5, 2013
About 40% of the energy delivered to the residential sector is attributed to space heating, and natural gas- and propane-fired furnaces account for almost half of that, making them a large target for potential energy efficiency gains. Yet the minimum efficiency level of gas furnaces has changed little over the last 20 years.

United Arab Emirates Country Analysis Brief

Dec 4, 2013
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the 10 largest oil and natural gas producers in the world, and is a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF). In 2012, the UAE produced 2.8 million barrels per day of crude oil and condensates, the fourth highest total in OPEC.

Natural gas use for power generation falls as industrial sector's use continues to rise

Dec 4, 2013
For the first eleven months of 2013, natural gas consumption in the electric power sector was below 2012 levels because of relatively higher natural gas prices compared with coal prices, and cooler summer weather compared with 2012. EIA estimates that electric power sector natural gas consumption was, on average, down by 13% so far in 2013 (through November), relative to the same time period in 2012. By contrast, industrial sector natural gas consumption in 2013 was up 3% compared with 2012.

Future world energy demand driven by trends in developing countries

Dec 3, 2013
EIA's International Energy Outlook 2013 projects that growth in world energy use largely comes from countries outside the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Energy use patterns for countries inside the OECD are relatively stable between 2010 and 2040 as primary energy use grows by 0.5% per year, roughly the same rate as population growth in the region. In non-OECD countries, faster growing economies and changing habits in highly concentrated populations drive significant increases in energy use.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Dec 2, 2013
In this edition of the Petroleum Marketing Monthly, preliminary September 2013 data show crude oil prices declined modestly from August levels. Prices for gasoline also decreased, while prices for No. 2 distillates registered small increases. Prime Supplier data show both gasoline and ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel consumption fell month-on-month in September, though rates for both products remained above year-ago levels.

Renewable electricity production grows in Texas

Dec 2, 2013
Growth in electricity demand in Texas has been met through increasing amounts of all sources of generation, but renewable sources have grown the fastest. Increased output from renewable sources (mostly wind generators located in the western portion of the state) has important implications for the operation of the electric grid in the state.

Working and Net Available Shell Storage Capacity

Nov 27, 2013
Working and Net Available Shell Storage Capacity as of September 30, 2013 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 September 30, 2013.

Natural Gas Annual Respondent Query System

Nov 27, 2013
The Natural Gas Annual Respondent Query System has been updated with initial 2012 data and revised 2011 data for companies that report on EIA-176, Annual Report of Natural and Supplemental Gas Supply and Disposition. The information in the Query also includes refreshed 2012 information on natural gas storage capacity as reported on EIA-191, Monthly Underground Storage Report, and refreshed information on the location and capacity of natural gas processing plants reporting on EIA-757, Natural Gas Processing Plant Survey.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Nov 27, 2013
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

Nov 27, 2013
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Nov 27, 2013
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for September 2013. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Gasoline prices this Thanksgiving lower than a year ago

Nov 27, 2013
Despite this week's increase in regular-grade gasoline prices to an average of $3.29 per gallon, the price of gasoline is lower than three months ago, 14 cents less than a year ago, and the lowest heading into a Thanksgiving holiday since 2010. Traditionally, the Thanksgiving holiday accounts for the most heavily traveled part of the year in the United States. AAA estimates that during this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, more than 38 million people in the U.S. will travel more than 50 miles from home by automobile.

Prime Supplier Report

Nov 26, 2013
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through September 2013 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.

Russia Country Analysis Brief

Nov 26, 2013
Russia is a major producer and exporter of energy and its economy largely depends on energy exports. Oil and gas revenues accounted for 52% of federal budget revenues and over 70% of total exports in 2012. Russia was the world’s third-largest producer of oil (after Saudi Arabia and the United States) and it was the second-largest producer of natural gas in 2012 (second to the United States). Russia is the third largest generator of nuclear power in the world and fourth-largest in terms of installed capacity.

Libyan crude oil production levels influence international crude oil markets

Nov 26, 2013
Libya's oil sector has been crippled by prolonged strikes at key loading ports since the end of July, removing more than 1 million barrels per day of crude oil from the global market. These supply disruptions have affected the Brent crude oil price, a global benchmark, as the outages reinforced a tighter market by increasing global supply disruptions and decreasing surplus crude oil production capacity. Global markets adjusted after the initial shock in August, as supplies of crude oil from other countries made up the difference. However, there are several other factors that have more recently influenced the Brent price, some of which are discussed below.

Monthly Energy Review

Nov 25, 2013
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that, in August 2013, total energy consumption in the U.S. industrial sector equaled 2.6 quadrillion Btu, which was virtually unchanged from August 2012.

Coal-fired electric generators continue to dominate electric supply in the Central region

Nov 25, 2013
More than 60% of electricity in the Central region of the United States comes from coal-fired electric generators, down from 80% in the early part of the 2000s. The Central region is made up of the two regional transmission organizations in the central portion of the United States: MISO, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, and the Southwest Power Pool. Coal-fired units generate most of the electricity in this region, primarily burning relatively inexpensive Powder River Basin coal.

State Energy Data System: Retail Electricity for 2012

Nov 22, 2013
Annual state-level estimates of retail electricity consumption, prices, and expenditures.

Use of coal-fired generators in the Southeast has been declining

Nov 22, 2013
The region with the largest shift between coal and natural gas in terms of both the overall generation levels and the relative fuel mix has been in the Southeast. Lower natural gas prices, a concentration of highly efficient natural gas-fired generators, and the high cost of shipping coal from production regions have all contributed to this shift.

EPA issues proposed rule for the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard

Nov 21, 2013
On November 15, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). The RFS program, established by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and later expanded by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA07), requires EPA to set annual requirements for the renewable content of liquid fuels that may differ from a set of targets specified by law. EIA is required by the RFS provisions in EISA07 to provide EPA with information related to the projected use of motor gasoline and diesel fuel and the supply of various categories of biofuels in the month prior to issuance of EPA's final RFS rulemaking for each program year

Natural gas prices reflect decreasing seasonality

Nov 20, 2013
North American natural gas markets exhibit seasonal variation, with higher prices in winter because of increased heating demand. This seasonality of prices can be seen in natural gas futures contracts traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Increased Northeast natural gas production reduces net inflow of supply from other areas

Nov 19, 2013
Natural gas production in the northeastern United States rose from 2.1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2008 to 12.3 Bcf/d in 2013. This trend has reduced the cost and increased the supply of natural gas in the Northeast. This additional supply has encouraged greater use of natural gas in the Northeast, especially for power generation, and has also reduced net inflows of natural gas into the region from other regions such as the Gulf of Mexico, the Midwest, and Canada.

Electricity in the Mid-Atlantic region is predominantly fueled by coal and nuclear sources

Nov 18, 2013
In the Mid-Atlantic region, the decline in natural gas prices led to an increase in the use of natural gas for power generation, but the region remains mostly fueled by coal and nuclear sources of electricity.

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