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Hawaii’s electric system is changing with rooftop solar growth and new utility ownership

Jan 27, 2015
In December, NextEra Energy Inc. announced an agreement to acquire Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc., owner of three electric utilities that together supply power to 95% of Hawaii's population. The Hawaiian Electric utilities' solar PV programs continue to evolve as the utilities handle ever-larger amounts of customer-sited solar capacity on their small and isolated island grids.

Lower 48 oil production outlook stable despite expected near-term reduction in rig count

Jan 26, 2015
The sharp decline in oil prices over the last quarter of 2014, which has continued in January, is already having a significant effect on drilling activity in the United States, as shown by the 16% decline in the number of active onshore drilling rigs in the Lower 48 states between the weeks ending on October 31, 2014 and January 23, 2015.

Prime Supplier Report

Jan 23, 2015
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through November 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.

Currency depreciation against the dollar affects oil importers and exporters differently

Jan 23, 2015
Widely traded futures contracts for North Sea Brent crude oil in global financial markets are typically priced in U.S. dollars (USD). The appreciation, or increase in value, of USD against most other currencies since last summer can either mitigate or exacerbate the effects of the recent sharp decline in USD-denominated crude oil prices, depending on whether a particular country is a net importer or a net exporter of crude oil.

Northern Maine considers options to gain direct access to New England electric grid

Jan 22, 2015
Northern Maine is a unique power market: Unlike any other part of the Lower 48 states, this region is connected to one of the 3 main power grids serving the United States and Canada only via transmission lines that run through Canada. Currently, grid operators are considering transmission options to give northern Maine direct links to the rest of New England in an effort to enhance reliability and expand access to electricity markets.

EIA updates Eagle Ford maps to provide greater geologic detail

Jan 21, 2015
Recent updates to EIA's maps and geologic information for the Eagle Ford tight oil and shale gas play in Texas help to characterize the formation's structure, thickness, and surface area, as well as the gas-to-oil ratio of its producing wells from January 2000 to June 2014. This information provides a better understanding of recent production within the context of key geologic parameters.

Annual Coal Report 2013

Jan 20, 2015
The Annual Coal Report (ACR) provides annual data on U.S. coal production, number of mines, productive capacity, recoverable reserves, employment, productivity, consumption, stocks, and prices. All data for 2013 and prior years are final, with the exception of 2013 electric power sector data, which are preliminary.

NERC assessment examines winter power system reliability, fuel diversity

Jan 20, 2015
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC) recently released 2014-15 Winter Reliability Assessment finds that all assessment areas have enough capacity resources to meet normal winter peak electricity demand. However, NERC highlights lower levels of reserves (spare capacity) in specific regions under an extreme winter scenario where the combination of demand increases and supply outages may stress electricity grids.

Regional differences in China's vehicle adoption reflect differences in income

Jan 16, 2015
Oil demand and imports in China have increased significantly as private passenger vehicle sales and use have increased. Sales of private passenger vehicles have grown by 29% annually over the past 13 years, which has increased gasoline consumption in China. China is currently the world's second-largest oil consumer, behind the United States. Increased sales have mainly been focused in China's wealthier, eastern provinces, where some provinces have now instituted policies to limit vehicle ownership.

State Energy Profiles: New Data for October and November 2014, Updated Information on Three States, New 2013 GDP Data, and Updated Infrastructure Lists

Jan 16, 2015
New monthly data are available for electricity, natural gas, and coal series. In addition, the Quick Facts and analytical narratives for Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska have been updated. New annual data for 2013 are also available for Gross Domestic Product and Gross Domestic Product for the Manufacturing Sector. The lists of Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines were also updated.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Jan 15, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for June 2014. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Regional refinery trends evolve to accommodate increased domestic crude oil production

Jan 15, 2015
Recent rapid growth in U.S. production of light tight oil has raised interest in understanding how U.S. refineries, many of which are configured to process heavier crude oil, might accommodate increased volumes of domestic light crude. The U.S. refinery fleet, which is distributed across PADDs, varies both within and across regions in capacity, quality of crude oil inputs, utilization rates, and sources of crude supply.

Kazakhstan Country Analysis Brief

Jan 14, 2015
Kazakhstan has the second-largest oil reserves as well as the second-largest oil production among the former Soviet republics after Russia. The country’s estimated total petroleum and other liquids production was 1.70 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2014. The key to its continued growth in liquids production from this level will be the development of its giant Tengiz, Karachaganak, and Kashagan fields. Development of additional export capacity will also be necessary for production growth.

Market expectations of oil price uncertainty have increased in recent months

Jan 14, 2015
December was the sixth consecutive month in which monthly average Brent crude oil prices decreased, falling $17/barrel (bbl) from November to a monthly average of $62/bbl, the lowest since May 2009. The December price decline, and its continuation into early January, reflects continued growth in U.S. tight oil production, strong global supply, and weakening outlooks for the global economy and oil demand growth.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Jan 13, 2015
North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices fell by more than 15% in November, declining from $85/barrel (bbl) on November 3 to $72/bbl on November 28. Monthly average Brent crude oil prices have declined 29% from their 2014 high of $112/bbl in June to an average of $79/bbl in November, the lowest monthly average since September 2010. The November price decline reflects continued growth in U.S. tight oil production along with weakening outlooks for the global economy and oil demand growth. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) decision in late November to maintain its current crude oil production target, despite lower oil prices, put additional downward pressure on price expectations.

Because of cold start, average natural gas spot prices were higher in 2014

Jan 13, 2015
Driven by higher prices during the first three months of 2014, average wholesale (spot) prices for natural gas increased by 20% or more at most trading locations in the United States in 2014 compared to 2013. The average price of natural gas at Henry Hub in Erath, Louisiana, the primary benchmark location for natural gas pricing in the United States, rose 17% to $4.37/MMBtu from the 2013 average price of $3.73/MMBtu.

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

Jan 13, 2015
Crude oil prices continued to move lower in November and recorded their fifth consecutive month of declines. The North Sea Brent front month futures price settled at $69.64/bbl on December 4, a decline of $15.14/bbl from November 3. The front month West Texas Intermediate (WTI) contract price settled at $66.81/bbl on December 4, decreasing by $11.97/bbl since the start of November.

Drilling Productivity Report

Jan 12, 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.

Wholesale power prices increase across the country in 2014

Jan 12, 2015
Wholesale on-peak electricity prices were up at trading hubs across the nation between 2013 and 2014, driven largely by increases in spot natural gas prices and high energy demand caused by cold weather in the beginning of the year.

Presalt oil and natural gas provide an increasing share of Brazil's production

Jan 9, 2015
In 2013, Brazil produced 2.0 million bbl/d of crude oil and nearly one Tcf of gross natural gas. The share of this production from presalt resources found under thick layers of salt thousands of feet below the ocean's surface is small, but continues to increase. Crude oil production from the presalt layer was 15% of total production in 2013, up from 0.4% in 2008 when oil from the presalt was first produced. Similarly, Brazil's presalt natural gas production represents 14% of total production, up from 0.5% in 2008.

Spot steam coal prices in 2014 fell in east and rose in west

Jan 8, 2015
Eastern spot steam coal prices declined in 2014 compared to 2013 levels because of a decline in steam coal exports. The price declines were particularly pronounced in the second half of the year, as natural gas prices dropped below $4/MMBtu, making higher-priced eastern coals less price competitive as a fuel for generating electricity.

U.S. gasoline prices end 2014 at lowest levels since mid-May 2009

Jan 7, 2015
Across the country, retail prices for regular grade gasoline reached the lowest levels in four years due primarily to falling crude prices in the second half of 2014. As of December 12, the weekly retail price for regular gasoline in each city for which EIA collects data was below $3.00 per gallon (gal) for the first time since February 2010.

Crude oil prices down sharply in fourth quarter of 2014

Jan 6, 2015
Crude oil prices fell sharply in the fourth quarter of 2014 as robust global production exceeded demand. After reaching monthly peaks of $112 per barrel (bbl) and $105/bbl in June, crude oil benchmarks Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fell to $62/bbl and $59/bbl in December, respectively.

Energy had larger price declines than most nonenergy commodities in 2014

Jan 5, 2015
The first eight months of 2014 were much like 2013, as energy commodities remained in a relatively stable price range. During the last four months of 2014, however, crude oil and petroleum product prices fell dramatically, and ended the year with the largest price drops of all major commodities in the S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI).

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Jan 2, 2015
The January 2015 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through October 2014, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States. Preliminary October data show prices for crude oil and finished petroleum products fell considerable from September levels. U.S.-level Prime Supplier data show sales of the surveyed products increased month-on-month.

Natural Gas Monthly

Dec 31, 2014
• Preliminary dry gas production for October 2014 is 2,239 billion cubic feet (Bcf) or 72.2 Bcf/day. This sets the record for the highest dry production value in Bcf/day for the eighth consecutive month. October’s 72.2 Bcf/day is a .5 Bcf/day increase from September's revised 71.7 Bcf/day, and a 6.8% increase from last October’s 67.6 Bcf/day. • Preliminary total consumption for October 2014 is 1,940 Bcf or 62.6 Bcf/day, the highest on record for the month, an increase of 3.9% from last October's 1,867 Bcf or 60.2 Bcf/day. • Electric power consumption drove the total consumption increase; deliveries to residential consumers for October 2014 are 212 Bcf or 6.8 Bcf/day (a 5% decrease from last October); commercial deliveries are 203 Bcf or 6.5 Bcf/day (a 1% decrease from last October); industrial deliveries are 611 Bcf or 19.7 Bcf/day (even with last October); and electric power deliveries are 702 Bcf or 22.6 Bcf/day (a 10% increase from last October).

Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report

Dec 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.

Company Level Imports

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

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Dec 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.

Brazil Country Analysis Brief

Dec 29, 2014
Increasing shares of Brazil’s forecasted oil and natural gas production will come from hydrocarbons found in its presalt layer.


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