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Supply shortages lead to rolling power outages in the Philippines

Mar 6, 2015
As the 12th-largest nation in the world, the Philippines has a population of more than 100 million people spread over 7,000 islands, presenting several electricity infrastructure challenges. Currently, the country is facing concerns over resource adequacy in its power sector, as the nation is challenged to add supply quickly enough to keep up with growing demand.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Mar 6, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for August through December 2014. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

U.S. petroleum product exports increase for 13th consecutive year, setting record

Mar 5, 2015
U.S. exports of noncrude petroleum products from the United States averaged a record 3.8 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2014, an increase of 347,000 bbl/d from 2013, based on data from EIA's Petroleum Supply Monthly. In particular, exports of motor gasoline, propane, and butane increased, offsetting a decrease in distillate exports.

State CO2 Emissions

Mar 4, 2015
These estimates of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) are based on the States Energy Data System. The state data include a summary table with total energy-related CO2 by state beginning in 1990, a table with emissions by fuel in 2010 and a table with emissions by sector in 2011. Detailed tables for individual states provide emissions by fuel and sector for data beginning in 1980. Documentation for methodology is also included on the page.

U.S. crude oil storage capacity utilization now up to 60%

Mar 4, 2015
Crude oil inventory data for the week ending February 20 show that total utilization of crude oil storage capacity in the United States stands at approximately 60%, compared with 48% at the same time last year. Most U.S. crude oil stocks are held in the Midwest and Gulf Coast, where storage tanks were at 69% and 56% of capacity, respectively, as of February 20. This capacity use calculation reflects only crude oil stored in tanks or underground caverns at tank farms and refineries.

Oil production in federal Gulf of Mexico expected to continue increasing

Mar 3, 2015
Because of the long timelines associated with Gulf of Mexico (GOM) projects, the recent downturn in oil prices is expected to have minimal direct impact on GOM crude oil production through 2016. EIA projects GOM production to reach 1.52 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2015 and 1.61 million bbl/d in 2016, or about 16% and 17% of total U.S. crude oil production in those two years, respectively.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Mar 2, 2015
The March 2015 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through December 2014, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States. Preliminary monthly data show crude oil and finished petroleum products prices experienced substantial decreases in December. U.S.-level Prime Supplier data show an increase in sales for most of the surveyed petroleum products.

Voluntary agreement continues to reduce energy consumption of television set-top boxes

Mar 2, 2015
About 85% of U.S. households have at least one set-top box (STB) designed to deliver subscription-based television service by cable, satellite, or other telecommunication signals, according to 2013 data from the National Cable & Telecommunications Association and the Consumer Electronics Association. In most cases, these STBs operate at almost full power whether they're actively being used or inactive.

Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report

Feb 27, 2015
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

Feb 27, 2015
• Preliminary dry gas production for December 2014 was 2,304 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 74.3 Bcf/day, the highest on record for any month dating back to 1997. December's production is a 7.7 Bcf/day increase from December 2013’s 66.6 Bcf/day, an 11.6% rise from year to year. • Preliminary total consumption for December 2014 was 2,693 Bcf, or 86.9 Bcf/day, a decrease of 7.6% from December 2013's 2,915 Bcf, or 94 Bcf/day. • Total consumption for December 2014 decreased year to year in all sectors: Deliveries to residential consumers for December 2014 were 716 Bcf, or 23.1 Bcf/day, a 15.9% drop from December 2013’s 27.5 Bcf/day; commercial deliveries were 426 Bcf, or 13.7 Bcf/day, a 9.6% decrease from last December’s 15.2 Bcf/day; industrial deliveries were 690 Bcf, or 22.3 Bcf/day, down 2.3% from December 2013’s 22.8 Bcf/day; and estimated electric power deliveries were 629 Bcf, or 20.3 Bcf/day, a 5% decline from December 2013’s 21.4 Bcf/day. • Preliminary annual dry production for 2014 was 25,707 Bcf, or 71 Bcf/day, the highest annual total on record dating back to 1930. Preliminary annual total consumption for 2014 was 26,791 Bcf, or 73.4 Bcf/day, also the highest total on record dating back to 1949.

Oil and Gas Field Code Master List

Feb 27, 2015
Comprehensive listing of U.S. oil and gas field names.

Nigeria Country Analysis Brief

Feb 27, 2015
Nigeria is the largest oil producer in Africa and is among the world’s top five exporters of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Despite the relatively large volumes of oil it produces, Nigeria’s oil production is hampered by instability and supply disruptions, while the natural gas sector is restricted by the lack of infrastructure to monetize natural gas that is currently flared (burned off). Nigeria in the past has been an important oil supplier to the United States, but U.S. imports of Nigerian crude oil have declined substantially and represented less than 1% of total U.S. crude oil imports in 2014.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Feb 27, 2015
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.

Crude Oil Imports From Persian Gulf

Feb 27, 2015
Persian Gulf report for January through December 2014

Company Level Imports

Feb 27, 2015
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

Petroleum refinery outage in California highlights markets' quick price reaction

Feb 27, 2015
On February 18, an explosion and fire occurred at ExxonMobil's refinery in Torrance, California. The Torrance refinery, the third-largest refinery in Southern California, has about 20% of the region's fluid catalytic cracking capacity and is an important source of gasoline and distillate fuel oil supply for Southern California.

Refinery Outages: First Half 2015

Feb 26, 2015
This report examines refinery outages planned for the first half of 2015 and the potential implications for available refinery capacity, petroleum product markets and supply of gasoline, diesel fuel, and heating oil. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) believes that dissemination of such analyses can be beneficial to market participants that may otherwise be unable to access such information.

Rise in salt cavern storage capacity for natural gas offsets declines in other capacities

Feb 26, 2015
With natural gas storage at low levels in most of 2014 and production relatively high, minimal new natural gas storage capacity was built, except for salt facilities in the Producing region. Capacity in the East region of the United States fell slightly, resulting in relatively unchanged national total capacity.

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

Feb 26, 2015
Number 19 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.”

Underground Natural Gas Working Storage Capacity

Feb 25, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its 2015 Underground Natural Gas Working Storage Capacity update with data for November 2014. Against a backdrop of low natural gas storage levels throughout 2014 and high levels of production, U.S. natural gas working storage capacity as of November 2014 was virtually unchanged from its November 2013 level. Continued gains in the capacity of salt caverns in the Producing region offset capacity declines in the East. Capacity in the West and Producing Nonsalt regions both increased slightly, but with minimal effect on the national total.

Wind generation seasonal patterns vary across the United States

Feb 25, 2015
Wind plant generation performance varies throughout the year as a result of highly seasonal wind patterns. Nationally, wind plant performance tends to be highest during the spring and lowest during the mid- to late summer, while performance during the winter (November through February) is around the annual median. However, this pattern can vary considerably across regions, mostly based on local atmospheric and geographic conditions.

Monthly Energy Review

Feb 24, 2015
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that, in November 2014, total energy consumption in the U.S. commercial sector equaled 1.5 quadrillion Btu, a 2% increase from November 2013.

Quarterly Coal Report (Abbreviated), July – September 2014

Feb 24, 2015
U.S. coal production during third quarter 2014 totaled 255.3 million short tons. This was 3.9% higher than the previous quarter and 0.9% lower than third quarter 2013. Third quarter 2014 U.S. coal exports (22.7 million short tons) dropped 7.5% from second quarter 2014 and dropped 20.6% from third quarter 2013. U.S. coal imports in third quarter 2014 decreased to 3.2 million short tons from 3.5 million short tons in second quarter 2014. All data for 2013 and prior years are final. All data for 2014 are preliminary

Prime Supplier Report

Feb 24, 2015
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through December 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.

Large reduction in distillate fuel sulfur content has only minor effect on energy content

Feb 24, 2015
Distillate fuel oil supply consists of diesel fuel used in diesel engines and heating oil used in furnaces and boilers. Over the past 20 years, the EPA has regulated the amount of sulfur contained in diesel fuel to enable reductions in harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter from diesel engines. Since 2006, most distillate fuel has had less than 15 ppm of sulfur, compared to an average of 3,000 ppm in the 1990s. This has improved air quality with only a minor effect on the energy content of distillate fuel.

Higher RIN prices support continued ethanol blending despite lower gasoline prices

Feb 23, 2015
With the exception of two short periods in late 2013 and the first quarter of 2014, when winter-related logistical bottlenecks drove up ethanol prices, spot ethanol prices have consistently been lower than gasoline prices from December 2011 through October 2014. However, with the sharp decline in crude oil and gasoline prices in the latter months of 2014, gasoline spot prices fell below ethanol spot prices in early November.

Natural gas inventory exceeds five-year average for first time since November 2013

Feb 20, 2015
Working natural gas in storage has surpassed five-year average levels for the first time in more than a year. At 2,157 Bcf as of February 13, stocks are 58 Bcf greater than the five-year average. Recent extremely cold weather may result in high stock withdrawals for the week ending February 20, which could again push stocks below their five-year average. However, natural gas production in February and March that is forecast to average 5 Bcf/day above the year-ago level is likely to contribute to healthy inventories and moderate prices as the nation moves from winter into spring.

2013 Annual state historical spreadsheets

Feb 19, 2015
Contains retail electricity sales, revenue, customers and price data from the 2013 Form EIA-861. Also, contained in these files are state-level and US total-level data for electricity sales, revenue, customer and price, by sector. Data covers the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Electric power sales, revenue, and energy efficiency form EIA - 861

Feb 19, 2015
Contains detail data on peak load, generation, electric purchases, sales, revenues, customer counts and demand-side management programs, green pricing and net metering programs, and distributed generation capacity. New for 2013: Demand Response, Distribution Systems, Dynamic Pricing, Energy Efficiency, and Reliability. Green pricing and demand-side management data were no longer collected after 2012.

Electric Sales, Revenue and Average Price Report

Feb 19, 2015
Contains 2013 annual electricity sales, revenue and price data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Wind generates more than 10% of Texas electricity in 2014

Feb 19, 2015
In 2014, more than 10% of the electricity used in the grid covering most of Texas came from wind generation, according to the grid's operator, ERCOT. Wind's share of the ERCOT generation mix grew from 6.2% in 2009 to 10.6% in 2014 as total electricity generation increased over the same period by 11.3%. The growth in wind generation is a result of new wind plants coming online and grid expansions that have allowed more wind power to flow through the system to consumers.

State Energy Profiles: New Data for November and December 2014, Updated Information on Three States, and New 2013 Coal Data

Feb 19, 2015
New monthly data are available for electricity, natural gas, and coal series. In addition, the Quick Facts and analytical narratives for Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin have been updated. New annual data for 2013 are also available for coal production, average coal sales price, and recoverable reserves at producing coal mines.

Energy efficiency improvements have largely offset effect of more, larger homes

Feb 18, 2015
The growth in residential energy use has slowed to below the rate of household growth, meaning that per-household energy consumption has decreased. Analysis of EIA's Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) conducted since 1980 shows how improvements in energy efficiency reduced energy intensity enough to offset more than 70% of the growth in both the number of households and the size of dwellings.

Proposed efficiency standard may eliminate noncondensing gas furnaces

Feb 17, 2015
Following a court challenge that caused a previous proposal to be sent back for further analysis, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a new proposed rulemaking to increase the minimum efficiency standards for gas furnaces for the first time since 1992.

Shale gas and tight oil are commercially produced in just four countries

Feb 13, 2015
The United States, Canada, China, and Argentina are currently the only four countries in the world that are producing commercial volumes of either natural gas from shale formations or crude oil from tight formations. The U.S. is by far the dominant producer of both shale gas and tight oil.

Saudi Arabia budget insulated from effects of lower oil prices

Feb 12, 2015
Saudi Arabia is the largest exporter of crude oil and other petroleum liquids in the world, and their oil exports accounted for 89% of the country's total revenue in 2014. The recent decline in global oil prices is decreasing the value of these exports, leading to a potential budget shortfall. In its 2015 budget, Saudi Arabia plans to spend about $230 billion, but expects to take in $190.7 billion in revenue resulting in an overall deficit of $38.6 billion.

Japan plans to restart some nuclear plants in 2015 after Fukushima shutdown

Feb 11, 2015
Previously one of the world's largest producers of nuclear-generated electricity, Japan has relied heavily on fossil fuels following the meltdown at Fukushima Dai-ichi and subsequent shutdown of the country's nuclear fleet. In 2013, when almost all of Japan's nuclear fleet was shut down, more than 86% of Japan's generation mix was composed of fossil fuels. In 2014, Japan's nuclear generation was zero. The Japanese government anticipates bringing online a few nuclear facilities in 2015.

An Assessment of Interval Data and Their Potential Application to Residential Electricity End-Use Modeling

Feb 10, 2015
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is investigating the potential benefits of incorporating interval electricity data into its residential energy end use models. This includes interval smart meter and submeter data from utility assets and systems. It is expected that these data will play a significant role in informing residential energy efficiency policies in the future. Therefore, a long-term strategy for improving the RECS end-use models will not be complete without an investigation of the current state of affairs of submeter data, including their potential for use in the context of residential building energy modeling.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Feb 10, 2015
January was the seventh consecutive month in which monthly average North Sea Brent crude oil prices decreased, reaching $48/barrel (bbl), the lowest since March 2009. The price decline reflects continued growth in U.S. tight oil production and strong global supply, amid weaker global oil demand growth, which contributed to rising global oil inventories. In January, estimated Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) total commercial oil inventories reached their highest level since August 2010.

EIA tracking tool shows light-crude oil imports to Gulf Coast virtually eliminated

Feb 10, 2015
The increase in U.S. shale and tight crude oil production has resulted in a decrease of crude oil imports to the U.S. Gulf Coast area, particularly for light-sweet and light-sour crude types. These trends are visualized in EIA's crude import tracking tool, which allows for time-series analysis of crude oil imported to the United States.

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

Feb 10, 2015
Crude oil prices moved higher toward the end of January and into the first week of February. The North Sea Brent front month futures price settled at $56.57/bbl on February 5, an increase of $0.15/bbl from January 2. The front month West Texas Intermediate (WTI) contract price settled at $50.48/bbl on February 5, $2.21/bbl lower than at the start of January. These changes were relatively small compared to an average month-over-month decline of $9/bbl from July 2014 to January 2015.

Drilling Productivity Report

Feb 9, 2015
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.

Iraq was second-leading contributor to global oil supply growth during 2014

Feb 9, 2015
Despite some supply disruptions and security threats, Iraq was the second-leading contributor to global oil supply growth in 2014, behind only the United States. Iraq accounted for almost 60% of production growth among the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, although this growth was more than offset by production declines in other OPEC countries.

Midwest propane market more balanced than a year ago

Feb 6, 2015
Higher inventories, milder weather, and falling crude oil and natural gas prices have resulted in a Midwest propane market that so far this winter has not experienced the challenges faced last winter, when the combination of depleted inventories and high winter demand pushed propane prices to record highs. This winter, lower demand as a result of a less-severe winter has kept Midwest propane markets well-supplied.

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