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UK became a net importer of petroleum products in 2013

Jul 3, 2014
Fossil fuels (petroleum and other liquids, natural gas, and coal) account for most of the United Kingdom's (UK) energy consumption. Although renewable energy use is growing, particularly in the electric power sector, fossil fuels accounted for 86% of total primary energy consumption in 2012.

A perspective on U.S. gasoline prices heading into Fourth of July weekend

Jul 2, 2014
On Monday, June 30, the national average retail gasoline price was $3.70 per gallon. Although this is the highest average heading into the Fourth of July holiday since 2008, gasoline prices in 2014 have remained well below the spring peaks reached in each of the previous three years.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Jul 1, 2014
The July 2014 Petroleum Marketing Monthly, with data through April 2014, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States. In this month’s issue, preliminary data show most crude oil prices experienced limited changes during April. Refiner retail and wholesale gasoline prices continued to increase, while refiner prices for No. 2 distillates declined. Prime Supplier data at the national level show gasoline and ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel sales remained on an upward path during April.

Gulf of Mexico Fact Sheet

Jul 1, 2014
Updated information on oil and gas assets, including reserves, refineries, and production in and around the Gulf of Mexico have been updated.

North Dakota and Texas now provide nearly half of U.S. crude oil production

Jul 1, 2014
U.S. crude production in April 2014 was 8.4 million barrels per day (bbl/d), with two states, Texas and North Dakota, accounting for nearly half of this total. Texas production topped 3.0 million bbl/d for the first time since the late 1970s, more than doubling production in the past three years, and North Dakota production broke 1.0 million bbl/d for the first time in history, nearly tripling its production over the same period, according to EIA.

Issues in International Energy Consumption Analysis: Chinese Transportation Fuel Demand

Jul 1, 2014
The role of China’s transportation sector in global fuel demand continues to grow. Despite challenges (such as data quality, data access, and uncertainty regarding key determinants), continuing efforts to understand and forecast Chinese transportation energy demand are necessary for international energy analysis. This report provides context and background on issues and analytic methods in this area.

Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report

Jun 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.

Natural Gas Monthly

Jun 30, 2014
The June Natural Gas Monthly, with data through April 2014, has been released. • Preliminary dry gas production for April 2014 of 2,080 billion cubic feet (Bcf) or 69.3 Bcf/day is the highest on record for the month. • Preliminary total consumption for April 2014 dropped to 1,950 Bcf or 65 Bcf per day from March’s revised 82.5 Bcf/day. This represents a slight decrease from last April’s 1,954 Bcf, a record high for the month. • Deliveries of 624 Bcf or 20.8 Bcf/day to industrial consumers for April 2014 are the highest for April since 2002. Commercial deliveries (247 Bcf or 8.2 Bcf/day) are unchanged from last April. Residential deliveries (351 Bcf or 11.7 Bcf/day) dropped 5% from last April. Electric deliveries (549 Bcf or 18.3 Bcf/day) decreased 2% from last April. • Beginning with this edition of the Natural Gas Monthly, monthly Heating Value data by state are now shown in the new Table 25, “Heating value of natural gas consumed, by state.”

Quarterly Coal Report

Jun 30, 2014
U.S. coal production during first quarter 2014 totaled 242.3 million short tons. This was 1.3% higher than the previous quarter, but 1.1% lower than first quarter 2013. First quarter 2014 U.S. coal exports (27.7 million short tons) dropped 12.9% from first quarter 2013, but remained consistent with exports in fourth quarter 2013. U.S. coal imports in first quarter 2014 increased to 2.5 million short tons from 2.3 million short tons in fourth quarter 2013. U.S. coal consumption totaled 248.6 million short tons in first quarter 2014; this was 10.0% higher than the 226.1 million short tons reported in fourth quarter 2013 and 8.5% higher than the 229.0 million short tons reported in first quarter 2013. All data for 2012 and prior years are final. All data for 2013 and 2014 are preliminary.

2014 U.S. petroleum refinery update: capacity edges up, ownership shifts

Jun 30, 2014
As of January 1, 2014, there were 139 operating refineries and three idle refineries with total atmospheric crude oil distillation capacity of 17.9 million barrels per calendar day (bbl/cd), a 101,000-bbl/cd increase in capacity from January 1, 2013. In 2013, four refineries changed ownership, continuing the trend of a handful of sales each year.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

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

The Columbia River Basin provides more than 40% of total U.S. hydroelectric generation

Jun 27, 2014
Hydroelectric power plants located in the Columbia River Basin account for a little more than one third of all the hydroelectric capacity in the United States. Hydroelectric power plants located on the river and its tributaries account for 29 gigawatts (GW) of hydroelectric generating capacity and contributed 44% of the total hydroelectric generation in the nation in 2012.

State Energy Data System: Complete Set of State-Level Estimates Through 2012

Jun 27, 2014
Annual state-level estimates by energy source and sector of total energy production and consumption from 1960 through 2012 and prices and expenditures from 1970 through 2012.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Jun 27, 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

Jun 27, 2014
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

Fuel economy standards drive down projected gasoline use; diesel use, product exports rise

Jun 26, 2014
In the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Outlook 2014 Reference case, more-stringent vehicle fuel economy standards contribute to a decline in motor gasoline consumption through 2040. At the same time, growth in heavy-duty vehicle miles traveled is greater than increasing heavy-duty vehicle fuel economy, contributing to rising diesel fuel demand.

India Country Analysis Brief

Jun 26, 2014
India was the fourth largest energy consumer in the world after China, the United States, and Russia in 2011. Although the country depends heavily on imported crude oil, mostly from the Middle East, Indian oil companies increasingly purchase stakes in overseas oil fields and have developed world-class refineries that export petroleum products around the world. Coal is India's primary source of energy, and coal supplies mostly go to the power sector. Because of insufficient fuel supply, the country suffers from a severe shortage of electricity generation, leading to rolling blackouts. India relies increasingly on imported natural gas and imported coal in electricity generation. Rural areas that lack access to the electric grid rely on traditional biomass for cooking, heating, and lighting.

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

Jun 26, 2014
The fifteenth 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.”

Refinery Capacity Report

Jun 25, 2014
Data series include fuel, electricity, and steam purchased for consumption at the refinery; refinery receipts of crude oil by method of transportation; and current and projected atmospheric crude oil distillation, downstream charge, and production capacities. Respondents are operators of all operating and idle petroleum refineries (including new refineries under construction) and refineries shut down during the previous year, located in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and other U.S. possessions.

California continues to set daily records for utility-scale solar energy

Jun 25, 2014
On June 1, 2014, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) recorded a record midday hourly peak of 4,767 MWAC of utility generated solar electricity delivered into the California grid. With rapidly growing utility-scale solar capacity, CAISO has regularly recorded new hourly output records going back to 2010 when it first began publishing the daily data

Monthly Energy Review

Jun 25, 2014
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that, in March 2014, U.S. renewable energy consumption totaled 840 trillion Btu, which represented 10 percent of U.S. total primary energy consumption.

Fewer wind curtailments and negative power prices seen in Texas after major grid expansion

Jun 24, 2014
Curtailments of wind generation on the Texas electric grid have steadily dropped since 2011 as more than 3,500 miles of transmission lines have been built, largely as a result of the state's Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) program. Occurrences of wind-related negative real-time electricity prices have similarly declined as the CREZ transmission expansions have allowed wind power to flow to more electricity demand areas in the state.

Texas hits new peak wind output

Jun 23, 2014
At 8:48 p.m. on March 26, wind generation on the electric grid covering most of the state of Texas reached a new instantaneous peak output of 10,296 megawatts (MW). At that moment, wind supplied almost 29% of total electricity load, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the grid's operator. The average wind production in that hour was 10,120 MW. The new wind record surpassed two highs reached in the previous week, while the record prior to March was 9,674 MW set in May 2013.

Prime Supplier Report

Jun 23, 2014
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through April 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.

Venezuela Country Analysis Brief

Jun 20, 2014
Venezuela remains one of the largest producers and exporters of petroleum and other liquids, including to the United States where it was the third largest exporter of crude oil in 2013.

NERC's Summer Reliability Assessment highlights regional electricity capacity margins

Jun 20, 2014
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC) recently released 2014 Summer Reliability Assessment finds all of North America to have enough resources to meet this summer's projected peak electricity demand.

2012 CBECS Preliminary Results

Jun 19, 2014
The preliminary results from the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) show that there were 5.6 million commercial buildings in the United States in 2012, comprising 87.4 billion square feet of floorspace.

Quarterly Coal Distribution Report – First Quarter 2014

Jun 19, 2014
Provides detailed U.S. domestic coal distribution data for January – March 2014, excluding waste coal and imports, by coal origin, coal destination, mode of transportation, and consuming sector. Quarterly coal distribution data for all years are preliminary and will be superseded by the release of the corresponding “Annual Coal Distribution Report.”

June marks 50th anniversary of the first commercial liquefied natural gas tanker

Jun 19, 2014
The world's first purpose-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, the Methane Princess, entered service 50 years ago, in June 1964. Since then, the global LNG carrier fleet has grown to include 357 ships, with an average capacity of 150,000 cubic meters of LNG per ship (approximately 3,300 million cubic feet of natural gas), over five times larger than the capacity of the Methane Princess.

State Energy Profiles: New Data for Marchand April 2014, 2012, Revised Infrastructure Lists, and Updated Analytical Narratives

Jun 19, 2014
New monthly data are available for electricity, petroleum, andseries. New annual data are also available for 10 series covering consumption and expenditures.Three lists covering petroleum ports, crude oil pipelines, and natural gas liquids pipelines have been revised as well. In addition, analytical narratives have been updated for the five states in the Pacific Census division: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.

Sales of Fossil Fuels Produced from Federal and Indian Lands, FY 2003 through FY 2013

Jun 19, 2014
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that total sales of fossil fuels from production1 on federal and Indian lands decreased by 7% during fiscal year 2013. The decrease in production on federal lands alone was also 7%. Sales from production on Indian lands, which account for less than 7% of total federal and Indian lands production, increased by 9%.

First westbound natural gas flows begin on Rockies Express Pipeline

Jun 18, 2014
The Rockies Express Pipeline (REX) announced on Monday that it expects service to commence as soon as today for the first 0.25 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of capacity on its 0.60 Bcf/d Seneca Lateral pipeline in southeast Ohio.

Hydropower supplies more than three-quarters of Brazil's electric power

Jun 17, 2014
Brazil is the second-largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world, trailing only China, and the country depends on hydroelectricity for more than 75% of its electric power supply. Much of Brazil's hydroelectric potential lies in the country's Amazon River basin in the north, while Brazil's population centers (and demand for electricity) are largely along the eastern coast, particularly in the southern portion.

U.S. crude exports in April rise to highest level in 15 years

Jun 16, 2014
The United States exported 268,000 barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil in April (the latest data available from the U.S. Census Bureau), the highest level of exports in 15 years. Exports have increased sharply since the start of 2013 and have exceeded 200,000 b/d in five of the past six months. The increase in crude exports is largely the result of rising U.S. crude production, which was 8.0 million b/d in February.

Projected growth in natural gas-fired generation is influenced by resource availability

Jun 13, 2014
Different scenarios of natural gas resource availability in the Annual Energy Outlook 2014 Reference case, High Oil and Gas Resource case, and Low Oil and Gas Resource case affect the growth of natural gas-fired electric generation. As increasing amounts of natural gas become available to power sector and onsite generators, gas-fired electric generation increases in all three cases. However, the cases differ in terms of whether growth in gas-fired generation is sufficient to overtake coal-fired generation by 2040.

Gulf of Mexico 2014 production shut in by storms seen higher than last year

Jun 12, 2014
NOAA is predicting a relatively mild hurricane season, but even a quiet season like last year can lead to disruptions to offshore crude oil and natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico. EIA recently analyzed the potential for Gulf shut-in production during the upcoming months, given NOAA's outlook for hurricane activity. EIA's mean estimate of offshore production outages during the current hurricane season totals 12 million barrels of crude oil and 30 billion cubic feet of natural gas.

Record winter withdrawals create summer storage challenges

Jun 12, 2014
On June 6, a net natural gas storage injection of 107 billion cubic feet (Bcf) brought natural gas working inventories in the contiguous United States to 1,606 Bcf. Strong injections over the past five weeks raised storage levels well above where they were on May 2, when a 74-Bcf injection ended seven consecutive weeks of storage levels that were less than 1 trillion cubic feet (Tcf). This was the longest period of time that storage remained below 1 Tcf since 2003. Although strong injections have brought storage up considerably since then, working inventories remain at an 11-year low, presenting a challenge for storage operators during the 2014 injection season (April through October) of building sufficient inventories for the upcoming winter.

Railroad deliveries continue to provide the majority of coal shipments to the power sector

Jun 11, 2014
In 2013, electric power generators consumed 858 million tons of coal, accounting for 93% of all coal consumed in the United States and 39% of electric power generation. Two-thirds of the coal (67%) was shipped either completely or in part by rail. The balance was moved by river barge (especially over the Mississippi and Ohio rivers and their tributaries), truck, and—for power plants located at the coal mine—by conveyor

Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2014

Jun 11, 2014
This report presents the major assumptions of the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) used to generate the projections in the Annual Energy Outlook 2014, including general features of the model structure, assumptions concerning energy markets, and the key input data and parameters that are the most significant in formulating the model results.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Jun 10, 2014
North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices increased from a monthly average of $108/barrel (bbl) in April to $110/bbl in May. This was the 11th consecutive month in which the average Brent crude oil spot price fell within a relatively narrow range of $107/bbl to $112/bbl. The discount of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil to Brent crude oil, which averaged more than $13/bbl from November through January, fell below $4/bbl in early April before increasing to an average of $7/bbl in May. EIA projects Brent crude oil prices to average $108/bbl in 2014 and $102/bbl in 2015 and the WTI discount to Brent to average $9/bbl and $11/bbl in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

Jun 10, 2014
International crude oil futures prices rebounded in April and approached the top of their recent trading range. The North Sea Brent front month futures price settled at $107.76 per barrel (bbl) on May 1, an increase of $2.14/bbl from April 1. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) prices at the start of May were near the same levels as the beginning of April. The front month WTI contract settled at $99.42/bbl on May 1, a slight decrease of $0.32/bbl since April 1.

Crude-by-rail transportation provides Bakken Shale production access to major markets

Jun 10, 2014
As onshore crude oil production in the United States increased over the past few years, producers have increasingly moved crude oil out of production areas by rail. Producers in North Dakota, in particular, have used rail to ship crude oil to refineries and midstream companies at newly built unloading terminals on the East Coast and West Coast.

Drilling Productivity Report

Jun 9, 2014
EIA’s ninth 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.

Power sector CO2 emissions sensitive to policy changes and natural gas supply

Jun 9, 2014
In 2012, almost 40% of total energy-related CO2 emissions resulted from electricity generation. About three-fourths of those power sector emissions occurred from burning coal, the most carbon-intensive fuel. Policies to reduce CO2 emissions could result in less consumption of coal in favor of natural gas, as well as increases in other low- or zero-carbon power generating technologies such as renewables and nuclear.

Increases in U.S. crude oil production come from light, sweet crude from tight formations

Jun 6, 2014
U.S. crude oil production has grown rapidly in recent years, primarily from light, sweet crude (a characteristic of crude quality, as measured by API gravity and sulfur content) from tight resource formations. Roughly 96% of the 1.8-million-barrel per day (bbl/d) growth in production from 2011 to 2013 consisted of light sweet grades with API gravity of 40 or above and sulfur content of 0.3% or less.

Lower crude feedstock costs contribute to North American refinery profitability

Jun 5, 2014
First-quarter 2014 financial results continued a three-year trend of North American refineries showing considerably higher profitability than European refineries as measured by earnings per barrel processed. While many factors contribute to refinery profitability, lower North American crude oil prices compared with world prices have been a key factor driving this outcome.

NOAA predicts relatively quiet Atlantic hurricane season

Jun 4, 2014
Sunday, June 1, marked the beginning of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a relatively inactive June-November hurricane season this year, following the quietest hurricane season in the past two decades in 2013. NOAA projects a 70% probability of 8-13 named storms this hurricane season, of which 3-6 will strengthen to hurricanes, with 1-2 becoming major hurricanes.

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