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Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report

Oct 31, 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.

Crude exports and re-exports continue to rise; some volumes sent to Europe and Asia

Oct 31, 2014
The United States exported 401,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) of crude oil in July 2014, the highest level of exports in 57 years and the second highest monthly export volume since 1920, when EIA's published data starts. Recent crude oil exports are also noteworthy for both their origins and destinations. As a result of existing U.S. crude oil export restrictions, most U.S. crude exports are sourced domestically and are sent only to Canada. However, since April, crude exports have included modest amounts of Canadian-produced barrels that were moved through the United States and then re-exported to Switzerland, Spain, Italy, and Singapore.

Natural Gas Monthly

Oct 31, 2014
• This issue contains extensive revisions to 2012, 2013 and year-to-date 2014 data as a result of benchmarking to data published in the Natural Gas Annual 2013. These revisions primarily apply to statistics on production, underground storage, consumption, and prices by sector. • Preliminary dry gas production for August 2014 is 2,198 billion cubic feet (Bcf) or 70.9 Bcf/day. This sets the record for the highest dry production value in Bcf/day for the sixth consecutive month. August’s 70.9 Bcf/day is a slight increase from July’s revised 70.1 Bcf/day. • Preliminary total consumption for August 2014 is 1,956 Bcf or 63.1 Bcf per day, an increase of 1.6% from last August’s revised 1,926 Bcf or 62.1 Bcf/day. This was the second highest consumption for August since 2001. • Deliveries to residential consumers for August 2014 are 105 Bcf or 3.4 Bcf/day; commercial deliveries are 135 Bcf or 4.4 Bcf/day; industrial deliveries are 610 Bcf or 19.7 Bcf/day; and electric power deliveries are 895 Bcf or 28.9 Bcf/day. Industrial deliveries increased 3.2% from the revised August 2013 deliveries (591 Bcf or 19.1 Bcf/day) and are also the highest for the month since 2002.

Natural Gas Annual

Oct 31, 2014
- The 2013 Natural Gas Annual shows record natural gas production and consumption levels in the United States. In 2013, domestic dry production of 24.3 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), or 66.7 billion cubic feet per day, (Bcf/d) rose just over 1 percent over 2012, with Ohio increasing the most, percentage-wise, of any state. Dry production in Ohio more than doubled from 0.2 Bcf/d in 2012 to 0.5 Bcf/d in 2013. Pennsylvania once again saw the biggest total gains, however, increasing almost 3 Bcf/d from 6.13 Bcf/d in 2012 to 8.86 Bcf/d in 2013. - Record levels of consumer deliveries were 23.8 Tcf, or 65.2 Bcf/d; while electric power deliveries dropped for the first time since 2008, the other four sectors each showed an increase from 2012 deliveries, led by residential, which rose from 11.3 Bcf/d in 2012 to 13.5 Bcf/d in 2013. - Continuing a trend, production gains enabled a decline in natural gas imports in 2013 for the sixth straight year. Total imports of natural gas for 2013 were 2,883,355 Mcf (million cubic feet), the lowest since 1995. Meanwhile, exports of natural gas dropped from 1,618,828 Mcf in 2012 to 1,572,413 Mcf in 2013, only the third time since 1996 that exports have declined year-to-year.

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

Oct 30, 2014
The 17th 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.”

Company Level Imports

Oct 30, 2014
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

Colder weather drives forecast of 2014 energy-related CO2 emissions 1.1% above 2013 level

Oct 30, 2014
In the long term, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are driven by economic and efficiency trends and changes in the fuel mix. But weather fluctuations, which drive the level of energy use for both heating and cooling, are a very significant factor affecting year-to-year variation in fossil fuel consumption and their resulting emissions.

What Drives U.S. Gasoline Prices?

Oct 30, 2014
One question of interest to policymakers and the public is which crude prices, domestic or international, matter most to the determination of gasoline prices in the United States. This paper focuses on that question, and also explores how linkages across regional and international markets where gasoline is sold have evolved over time and influence gasoline pricing in domestic markets.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Oct 30, 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.

Effect of Increased Levels of Liquefied Natural Gas Exports on U.S. Energy Markets

Oct 29, 2014
This report responds to a May 2014 request from the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy (DOE\/FE) for an analysis of "the impact of increased domestic natural gas demand, reflecting possible export of U.S. natural gas." Appendix A provides a copy of the DOE\/FE request letter. Specifically, DOE\/FE asked the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) to assess how specified scenarios of increased natural gas exports could affect domestic energy markets, focusing on consumption, production, and prices.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission resumes license renewals for nuclear power plants

Oct 29, 2014
Following a two-year hiatus, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has resumed issuing license renewals for nuclear power plants. On October 20, the NRC renewed the operating licenses for Limerick Generating Station Units 1 and 2, located northwest of Philadelphia, extending their license expiration dates by 20 years, to 2044 and 2049, respectively. With this action, the NRC has granted license renewals providing a 20-year extension to a total of 74 of the 100 operating reactors in the United States.

Benchmarks play an important role in pricing crude oil

Oct 28, 2014
When energy analysts and the media discuss the price of crude oil, they are typically referring to one of a small group of specific types of crude oil that are widely and actively bought and sold. The use of such benchmark crudes makes it easier for buyers and sellers to price the variety of crudes that are produced around the world.

Monthly Energy Review

Oct 28, 2014
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. This month marks 40 years of continuous publication of the MER, beginning with the October 1974 issue. See Note to Readers published in the October 2014 issue.

Increasing ethanol use has reduced the average energy content of retail motor gasoline

Oct 27, 2014
EIA has adjusted its estimates of the energy content of retail motor gasoline in the Monthly Energy Review (MER) to reflect its changing composition. Ethanol and other oxygenates, which have lower energy content than petroleum-based gasoline components, have seen their share of total gasoline volumes increase from 2% in 1993 to nearly 10% in 2013. As a result, EIA's estimate of motor gasoline's average energy content per gallon has declined by about 3% over this 20-year period.

Kuwait Country Analysis Brief

Oct 24, 2014
In 2013, Kuwait exported the fifth largest volume of crude oil among OPEC member countries, and Kuwait’s economy is heavily dependent on petroleum export revenues. To diversify its oil-heavy economy and provide for its growing electricity demand, Kuwait has increased efforts to explore and develop domestic natural gas fields, particularly from its northern region.

Prime Supplier Report

Oct 24, 2014
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through August 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.

Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

Oct 24, 2014
Third quarter 2014 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

Electricity distribution investments rose over the past two decades

Oct 24, 2014
Investment by U.S. investor-owned utilities in the electricity distribution system has increased over the past two decades. While down from a peak of $20 billion in 2012, 2013 levels remain higher than spending in the 1990s and early 2000s. Increased investment in the electricity distribution system has occurred even as U.S. electricity sales have decreased.

State Energy Data System: Asphalt and Road Oil, Jet Fuel, and Lubricants Through 2013

Oct 24, 2014
Annual state-level estimates of energy consumption, prices, and expenditures for asphalt and road oil, jet fuel, and lubricants.

Lower electricity-related CO2 emissions reflect lower carbon intensity and electricity use

Oct 23, 2014
U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) have declined in five of the past eight years. This trend has been led by emissions reductions in the electric power sector. Electricity demand growth has been lower than in the past and at the same time the power sector has become less carbon intensive (measured as CO2 emitted per kilowatthour of generation). Total emissions from the electric power sector in 2013 totaled 2,053 million metric tons (MMmt), about 15% below their 2005 level.

U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity

Oct 23, 2014
This is the fourth release of U.S. Energy Information Administration data on fuel ethanol production capacity. This new report contains production capacity data for all operating U.S. fuel ethanol production plants as of January 1, 2014.

Price Elasticities for Energy Use in Buildings of the United States

Oct 22, 2014
Energy demand tends to be responsive to changes in energy prices, a concept in economics known as price elasticity. Generally, an increase in a fuel price causes users to use less of that fuel or switch to a different fuel. The extent to which each of these changes takes place is of high importance to stakeholders in the energy sector and especially in energy planning. The purpose of this analysis is to determine fuel-price elasticities in stationary structures, particularly in the residential and commercial sectors.

Weather-driven energy intensity increase led to higher energy-related emissions in 2013

Oct 22, 2014
U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions increased in 2013 by 129 million metric tons (2.5%), the largest increase since 2010 and the fourth-largest increase since 1990. Emissions trends reflect a combination of economic factors (population multiplied by per capita output [GDP/population]), energy intensity (energy use per dollar of GDP), and carbon intensity (carbon emissions per unit of energy consumed).

U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2013

Oct 21, 2014
U.S. Energy Information Administration releases its online analysis of 2013 energy-related carbon dioxide emissions today. It indicates U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels were 5,396 million metric tons carbon dioxide in 2013, an increase of 2.5% from the 2012 level. Despite the increase in 2013, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions remain 10% below 2005 levels.

Consumer energy expenditures are roughly 5% of disposable income, below long-term average

Oct 21, 2014
Total U.S. household energy consumption expenditures have generally declined relative to disposable income since 1960, although during periods of high energy prices, consumers devote increasing shares of their income to energy. Energy expenditures ranged from 4% to 8% of disposable income since 1960. Consumer energy expenditures today are a lower percentage of disposable income than the average from 1960 to present.

North Dakota aims to reduce natural gas flaring

Oct 20, 2014
About one-third of the natural gas North Dakota has produced in recent years has been flared rather than sold to customers or consumed on-site. In an effort to reduce the amount of natural gas flared, North Dakota's Industrial Commission (NDIC) established targets that decrease flared gas to 10% by 2020.

Energy for growing and harvesting crops is a large component of farm operating costs

Oct 17, 2014
The U.S. agriculture industry used nearly 800 trillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy in 2012, or about as much primary energy as the entire state of Utah. Agricultural energy consumption includes energy needed to grow and harvest crops and energy needed to grow livestock. Crop operations consume much more energy than livestock operations, and energy expenditures for crops account for a higher percentage of farm operating costs.

State Energy Profiles: New Data for July and August 2014 and for 2013; New Information on Energy on Tribal Lands

Oct 16, 2014
New monthly data are available for electricity, petroleum, and natural gas series. New 2013 annual data are provided for the share of households using natural gas, fuel oil, electricity, liquefied petroleum gases, and other energy sources for home heating. In addition, information on energy on tribal lands has been added for eight states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Washington, and Wyoming.

EIA launches expanded winter heating fuels data program for winter 2014-15

Oct 16, 2014
EIA is expanding the State Heating Oil and Propane Program (SHOPP) this winter heating season. SHOPP is a joint effort between EIA and participating states to collect weekly residential heating oil and propane price data. The SHOPP program has traditionally included 24 states in the Northeast and Midwest regions, but the program was expanded after many other states expressed interest in the program following the winter of 2013-14.

Some Appalachian natural gas spot prices are well below the Henry Hub national benchmark

Oct 15, 2014
Some natural gas prices at trading hubs in the Appalachian Basin's Marcellus Shale play are trading well below the national benchmark spot price at the Henry Hub in Louisiana. Over the past month, spot prices at many Appalachian hubs have dropped below $2 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) on days of low demand, while spot prices at Henry Hub and throughout much of the United States have traded near $4/MMBtu

Behavioral Economics Applied to Energy Demand Analysis: A Foundation

Oct 15, 2014
EIA has an interest in behavioral economics as one influence on energy demand. This analysis characterizes and defines behavioral economics with respect to energy economics and demand analysis, and helps to both inform the public and to provide the information and foundational concepts for potential enhancements in EIA’s statistical and modeling programs.

Drilling Productivity Report

Oct 14, 2014
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.

Newly released heat content data allow for state-to-state natural gas comparisons

Oct 14, 2014
The heat content of natural gas, or the amount of energy released when a volume of gas is burned, varies according to the extent that gases with higher heat content than methane are included in delivered gas. EIA is now publishing the heat content of end-use natural gas by state in the Natural Gas Monthly.

Net energy imports as share of consumption at lowest level in 29 years

Oct 10, 2014
Total U.S. net imports of energy as a share of energy consumption fell to their lowest level in 29 years for the first six months of 2014. Total energy consumption in the first six months of 2014 was 3% above consumption during the first six months of 2013, but consumption growth was outpaced by increases in total energy production. These changes led to a 17% reduction in net imports compared with the first six months of 2013.

Lower petrochemical use of propane driven by wider price spread between propane and ethane

Oct 9, 2014
Propane demand is expected to be 110,000 barrels per day lower on average in 2014 compared to 2013 because of reduced demand from petrochemical plants, according to EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook. In contrast to propane used as a heating fuel in buildings during colder months and as a crop-drying fuel during the harvest season, both of which are highly seasonal and weather dependent, petrochemical consumption of propane has relatively little seasonality.

Lower demand, higher supply drive oil prices to lowest level since 2012

Oct 8, 2014
The price of North Sea Brent crude oil has fallen to around $91 per barrel, the lowest level in more than two years and about 21% lower than its year-to-date peak of $115 per barrel on June 19. Before its recent decline, average monthly Brent spot prices had traded within a narrow $5 per barrel range, from $107 to $112 per barrel, for 13 consecutive months through July 2014.

Quarterly Coal Report

Oct 8, 2014
U.S. coal production during second quarter 2014 totaled 245.8 million short tons. This was 0.3% higher than the previous quarter, and 1.2% higher than second quarter 2013. Second quarter 2014 U.S. coal exports (24.6 million short tons) dropped 16.5% from second quarter 2013, and dropped 11.4% from first quarter 2014. U.S. coal imports in second quarter 2014 increased to 3.5 million short tons from 2.4 million short tons in first quarter 2014. U.S. coal consumption totaled 212.9 million short tons in second quarter 2014; this was 14.4% lower than the 248.6 million short tons reported in first quarter 2014 and 1.7% lower than the 216.5 million short tons reported in second quarter 2013. All data for 2012 and prior years are final. All data for 2013 and 2014 are preliminary.

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

Oct 7, 2014
International crude oil prices fell in August and remain near their lowest levels of 2014. The North Sea Brent front month futures price settled at $101.83/barrel on September 4, a decrease of $3.01/barrel from August 1.

Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook

Oct 7, 2014
EIA projects average U.S. household expenditures for natural gas, heating oil, electricity, and propane will decrease this winter heating season (October 1 through March 31) compared with last winter, which was 11% colder than the previous 10-year average nationally. Projected average household expenditures for propane and heating oil are 27% and 15% lower, respectively, because of lower heating demand and prices. Lower heating demand and higher prices contribute to natural gas and electricity expenditures that are 5% and 2% lower than last winter.

Less severe weather means lower expected household heating bills this winter

Oct 7, 2014
After the unusually cold winter of 2013-14, U.S. households can expect lower heating expenditures this winter (October through March) compared with last winter. According to EIA's Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook, average household expenditures for homes heating primarily with natural gas will total $649 this winter, a $31 decline from last winter's average.

California drought leads to less hydropower, increased natural gas generation

Oct 6, 2014
The drought in California continues to increase in severity since California's governor declared a state of drought emergency in January 2014. As of September 30, 58% of the state was classified as experiencing exceptional drought, the most intense drought category. These dry conditions limit hydropower generation, requiring generation from other sources to make up for the shortfall.

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