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State Energy Data System: Wood and Biomass Waste for 2012

May 2, 2014
Annual state-level estimates of consumption, prices, and expenditures for wood and biomass waste.

U.S. biomass-based diesel imports increase to record levels in 2013

May 2, 2014
The United States imports two varieties of biomass-based diesel fuel—biodiesel and renewable diesel. Last year, total U.S. imports of these two varieties of biomass-based diesel fuel reached 525 million gallons, compared to 61 million gallons in 2012. Two principal factors drove the increase in U.S. biodiesel imports: growth in domestic biodiesel demand to satisfy renewable fuels targets, and increased access to biodiesel from other countries.

2013 Domestic Uranium Production Report

May 1, 2014
Statistical data update for 2013 on drilling, mining, production, shipments, sales, facilities, employment, expenditures, and reserve estimates in the U.S. uranium production industry.

Texas and Rockies natural gas mitigates disruption from Wyoming processing plant explosion

May 1, 2014
On April 23, one of the five units exploded at the Opal gas processing plant in southwest Wyoming. Williams Company, Opal's operator, is preparing to restart operations at the plant's remaining four units, which can process 1.10 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). While the plant has been down, natural gas pipeline flows into California and the Southwest from the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico, and rerouted production from the Rockies, have offset lost output from Opal.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

May 1, 2014
In this edition of the Petroleum Marketing Monthly, preliminary December 2013 data show crude oil prices on the rise again after several months of decline. Refiner prices for finished petroleum products mostly increased, while Prime Supplier data continue to show month-on-month declines in sales for many surveyed products.

State Electricity Profiles updated for 2012 data

May 1, 2014
The annual report contains data tables describing the electricity industry in each state. Data include generating capability, electricity generation, fuel use and prices, retail sales, emissions, and net interstate transfers of electricity.

Natural Gas Monthly

Apr 30, 2014
The April Natural Gas Monthly, with data through February 2014, has been released. • Preliminary total consumption for February 2014 dropped to 2,757 billion cubic feet (Bcf) or 98.5 Bcf per day from January’s revised record high of 103.7 Bcf/day. However, it is still the highest on record for February, an increase of 7.7% from February 2013. • Deliveries of 663 Bcf or 23.7 Bcf/day to industrial consumers for February 2014 are the largest ever reported for any month on record on a per day basis. Commercial deliveries (489 Bcf or 17.5 Bcf/day) are the highest ever for February. • Preliminary dry gas production for February 2014 of 1,896 Bcf or 67.711 Bcf/day is up very slightly from January’s revised volume of 2,099 Bcf or 67.699 Bcf/d.

Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report

Apr 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.

Lower U.S. electricity demand growth would reduce fossil fuels’ projected generation share

Apr 30, 2014
In the Energy Information Administration's AEO2014 Reference case, electricity generation is expected to increase by 29% between 2012 and 2040, at an average annual rate of 0.9%, to meet steadily increasing demand. In the recently released Low Electricity Demand case, total electricity use in 2040 is just 7% higher than 2012 levels. Under lower electricity demand growth, the share of generation from coal and natural gas declines compared with the Reference case, while the shares of generation from nuclear and renewables increase.

Implications of low electricity demand growth

Apr 30, 2014
This article discusses the energy implications of slower growth in electricity demand, using a scenario in which annual electricity demand in 2040 is only slightly higher than the 2012 level. It examines the resulting effect on electricity generation, emissions, and the mix of technologies used to meet demand compared to the Reference case.

Company Level Imports

Apr 29, 2014
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

Renewable electricity generation projections sensitive to cost, price, policy assumptions

Apr 29, 2014
Renewable electricity generation in the United States is projected to grow by 69% from 2012 to 2040 in the AEO2014 Reference case, including an increase of more than 140% in generation from nonhydropower renewable energy sources. While projected hydropower generation is almost completely insensitive to alternative assumptions related to cost, policy, and general economic conditions, the level of nonhydropower renewable electricity generation varies significantly with different assumptions.

Variations in AEO2014 renewable electricity projections

Apr 29, 2014
This article discusses the sensitivity of renewable electricity projections to variations in key assumptions related to policy, technology cost, and macroeconomic factors. It compares renewable electricity projections from the AEO2014 Reference case to results from seven alternative cases that adjust some of these key assumptions, and finds that these variations can significantly affect the level and composition of long-term renewable electricity projections.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Apr 29, 2014
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for January 2014. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Apr 29, 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.

Projected CO2 emissions vary with coal and nuclear power plant retirements

Apr 28, 2014
Significant retirements of nuclear and coal power plants in the United States could change the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by the electric power sector. EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014) features several accelerated retirements cases that represent conditions leading to additional coal and nuclear plant retirements in order to examine the potential energy market and emissions effects of the loss of this capacity.

Norway Country Analysis Brief

Apr 28, 2014
Norway is an important suppler of oil and natural gas to Europe. Although Norway’s crude oil production has been declining since 2001, Norway has made several new oil field discoveries on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and is focused on increasing oil recovery in producing fields. Norway’s natural gas production declined slightly in 2013 from the previous year; however, the country is the third largest natural gas exporter in the world.

Implications of accelerated power plant retirements

Apr 28, 2014
This article evaluates the effects of significant amounts of coal and nuclear power plant retirements on the U.S. electric power sector. It discusses the impact of assumptions in alternative cases that make coal and nuclear power plants less attractive sources of electricity generation.

Monthly Energy Review

Apr 25, 2014
The U.S. Energy Information Administration's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that, in January 2014, U.S. natural gas consumption totaled 3.3 quadrillion Btu, which represented 34 percent of U.S. total primary energy consumption.

Global upstream oil and gas spending continues to favor exploration and development

Apr 25, 2014
Annual reports from 42 oil and natural gas companies that have reported data on upstream expenditures since 2000 show that spending on exploration and development throughout the world increased by 5% ($18 billion) in 2013, while spending on property acquisition fell $17 billion. Total upstream spending by these companies was relatively flat (plus 0.4%) after a period of strong growth (averaging 11% per year) from 2000 to 2012.

Power plant coal stockpiles are expected to rebuild after heavy winter drawdown

Apr 24, 2014
Coal stockpiles at electric power plants experienced a steep drawdown this winter, falling 24% between November 2013 and February 2014, ending at the lowest level since March 2006. A main reason for this reduction was increased electricity demand because of the colder-than-normal weather. Total U.S. net electricity generation was 5.3% higher this winter (Nov.-Feb.) than last winter, with 59% of the increase supplied by coal generation, which was up 8% year-over-year, or by 40,000 gigawatthours.

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

Apr 24, 2014
The fourteenth 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.”

Mexico Country Analysis Brief

Apr 24, 2014
In 2013, Mexico’s crude oil production reached its lowest levels since 1995. The government hopes to reverse this trend through its newly-enacted energy reform.

Projected bulk chemicals output varies across alternative energy price scenarios

Apr 23, 2014
Projected bulk chemicals production is quite sensitive to alternative assumptions regarding long-term oil prices and domestic oil and natural gas resources, according to recently released analysis in EIA's AEO2014 Issues in Focus. This reflects price changes for natural gas and hydrocarbon gas liquids, which bulk chemical producers use for heat, power, and feedstock. Changes in oil prices also affect the bulk chemical industry.

Implications of lower natural gas prices on industrial production

Apr 23, 2014
This article discusses the projected effect on industrial output under alternative cases using assumptions of higher or lower global oil prices or higher and lower estimates of technically recoverable crude oil and natural gas resources than those in the Reference case. The analysis reviews broader economic impacts of energy price changes, such as trade, and the resulting industry effects.

Prime Supplier Report

Apr 22, 2014
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through February 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.

U.S. petroleum product exports increase in 2013

Apr 22, 2014
Exports of petroleum products from the United States averaged 3.5 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2013, 10% more than in 2012. The increase in exports was broad-based, affecting multiple products going to multiple regions. In December 2013, U.S. exports of petroleum products reached 4.3 million barrels per day, the first time exports exceeded 4 million barrels per day in a single month.

No Sunset and Extended Policies cases

Apr 21, 2014
This article provides insight into the sensitivity of projections to a scenario in which existing tax credits that have sunset dates are assumed not to terminate and to a scenario in which other policies (e.g., vehicle fuel economy standards, appliance standards, and building codes) are expanded beyond current provisions in addition to the elimination of sunset provisions on existing tax credits.

Extending residential energy policies affects some end uses more than others

Apr 21, 2014
Many federal energy programs target residential consumption, such as appliance standards, building energy codes, and tax credits for energy efficient equipment. Because the AEO2014 Reference case is intended to reflect current laws and regulations, two side cases show the effects of the continued availability of incentives and further strengthening of standards beyond levels already established under existing laws or regulations.

State Energy Data System: Nuclear Energy for 2012

Apr 18, 2014
Annual state-level estimates of nuclear energy consumption, prices, and expenditures.

Eleven states generated electricity from nonhydro renewables at double U.S. average

Apr 18, 2014
About 6.2% of total U.S. electricity supplies in 2013 were generated from nonhydro renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal, up from 5.4% in 2012. But 11 states produced electricity at more than twice the national average from these sources—accounting for between 14% and 32% of their net electric generation—according to preliminary 2013 generation data in EIA's Electric Power Monthly report.

Turkey Country Analysis Brief

Apr 17, 2014
Turkey's importance in world energy markets is growing, both as a regional energy transit hub and as a growing consumer. Turkey's energy demand has increased rapidly over the past few years and likely will continue to grow in the future.

Gulf Coast crude oil inventories reach record level

Apr 17, 2014
Crude oil inventories on the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) reached 207.2 million barrels (bbl) on April 11, a record high. The elevated inventory levels are the result of the continuing strong crude oil production growth, the opening of TransCanada's Marketlink Pipeline, and a drop in crude oil inputs at USGC refineries as a result of seasonal maintenance.

Electricity Wholesale Market Data

Apr 17, 2014
Spreadsheets contain peak prices, volumes, and the number of transactions at ten electricity trading hubs covering most regions of the United States. Data from ICE (IntercontinentalExchange) through April 11, 2014.

Light-duty vehicle energy demand demographics and travel behavior

Apr 16, 2014
This article discusses two alternative cases that examine variations in travel demand as compared with the Reference case. One case assumes an environment in which travel choices made by drivers result in lower demand for personal vehicle travel, consistent with recent trends in vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per licensed driver. Another case assumes changes in travel behavior that result in an increase in VMT per licensed driver relative to the Reference case.

Personal travel growth significantly influences projected transportation energy demand

Apr 16, 2014
Personal travel, measured in light-duty vehicle miles traveled per licensed driver, reached 12,900 miles per year in 2007 and decreased to about 12,500 in 2012. This shift in travel behavior is important because it directly influences light-duty vehicle energy demand for transportation fuels such as gasoline and diesel.

Twelve states produced 80% of U.S. wind power in 2013

Apr 15, 2014
In 2013, 12 states accounted for 80% of U.S. wind-generated electricity, according to preliminary generation data released in EIA's February Electric Power Monthly report. Texas was again the top wind power state with nearly 36 million megawatthours of electricity. Iowa was second, with more than 15 million MWh, followed by California, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

Drilling Productivity Report

Apr 14, 2014
EIA’s seventh 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.

Potential for liquefied natural gas use as a railroad fuel

Apr 14, 2014
This article examines the potential for fueling freight locomotives with liquefied natural gas (LNG). While there is significant appeal for major U.S. railroads in using LNG as a fuel for locomotives because of its potentially favorable economics, there are also factors that may limit the extent to which railroads can take advantage of this relatively cheap and abundant fuel.

Liquefied natural gas shows potential as a freight locomotive fuel

Apr 14, 2014
EIA projects that liquefied natural gas (LNG) will play an increasing role in powering freight locomotives in coming years. Continued growth in domestic natural gas production and substantially lower natural gas prices compared to crude oil prices could result in significant cost savings for locomotives that use LNG as a fuel source, according to EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014).

Lower prices pull down natural gas reserves in 2012

Apr 11, 2014
Low natural gas prices drove down U.S. proved reserves in 2012, despite notable gains in the Marcellus and Eagle Ford shale gas plays. The decline stopped a 14-year trend of consecutive increases in natural gas reserves, according to newly published estimates in the U.S. Energy Information Administration's U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves 2012.

U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, 2012

Apr 10, 2014
Proved reserves of oil and natural gas show divergent trends reflecting large decline in natural gas prices. Crude oil reserves highest since 1976. Largest annual increase in crude oil reserves since 1970. Average natural gas prices fell 34% between 2011 and 2012, reducing estimate of recoverable volumes of natural gas under existing economic conditions. Pennsylvania's Marcellus becomes largest natural gas shale play in 2012.

Crude oil reserves at start of 2013 reach highest level since 1976

Apr 10, 2014
U.S. crude oil proved reserves rose for the fourth consecutive year in 2012, increasing by 15% to 33 billion barrels, according to the U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves (2012) report released April 10 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. U.S. crude oil and lease condensate proved reserves were the highest since 1976, and the 2012 increase of 4.5 billion barrels was the largest annual increase since 1970, when 10 billion barrels of Alaskan crude oil were added to U.S. proved reserves.

Summer average gasoline price expected to be close to last year's level

Apr 9, 2014
Drivers are expected to pay an average $3.57 per gallon for regular gasoline this summer, close to last year's level, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's April Short-Term Energy and Summer Fuels Outlook.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Apr 8, 2014
During the April-through-September summer driving season this year, regular gasoline retail prices are forecast to average $3.57/gallon (gal). The projected monthly national average regular retail gasoline price falls from $3.66/gal in May to $3.46/gal in September. EIA expects regular gasoline retail prices to average $3.45/gal in 2014 and $3.37/gal in 2015, compared with $3.51/gal in 2013. The July 2014 New York Harbor reformulated blendstock for oxygenate blending (RBOB) futures contract averaged $2.85/gal for the five trading days ending April 3, 2014. Based on the market value of futures and options contracts for this key petroleum component of gasoline, there is a 3% probability that its price at expiration will exceed $3.35/gal, consistent with a monthly average regular-grade gasoline retail price exceeding $4.00/gal in July 2014 (see EIA Summer Fuels Outlook slideshow).

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

Apr 8, 2014
International crude oil futures prices declined in March and are near the bottom of their recent trading range. The North Sea Brent front month futures price settled at $106.15 per barrel (bbl) on April 3, a decrease of $5.05/bbl from March 3. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) front month futures price declined by $4.63/bbl over the same period, settling at $100.29/bbl on April 3.

Half of power plant capacity additions in 2013 came from natural gas

Apr 8, 2014
Natural gas-fired power plants accounted for just over 50% of new utility-scale generating capacity added in 2013. Solar provided nearly 22%, a jump up from less than 6% in 2012. Coal provided 11% and wind nearly 8%. Almost half of all capacity added in 2013 was located in California. In total, a little over 13,500 megawatts (MW) of new capacity was added in 2013, less than half the capacity added in 2012.

U.S. tight oil production: Alternative supply projections and an overview of EIA’s analysis of well-level data aggregated to the county level

Apr 7, 2014
This article discusses the projected oil production, prices, and net imports under alternative cases using assumptions that result in higher and lower estimates of crude oil and natural gas resources than those in the Reference case. It also discusses improvements to the National Energy Modeling System’s Oil and Gas Supply Module for Annual Energy Outlook 2014 that are improving EIA’s ability to analyze rapid growth in tight oil production.

Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review

Apr 7, 2014
The Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review provides a yearly comparison between realized energy outcomes and the Reference case projections included in previous Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) beginning with 1994. This edition of the report adds the AEO 2013 projections and updates the historical data to incorporate the latest data revisions.

Tight oil-driven production growth reduces need for U.S. oil imports

Apr 7, 2014
In the Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014) Reference case, crude oil production rises from 6.5 million barrels per day (MMbbl/d) in 2012 to 9.6 MMbbl/d before 2020, a production level not seen since 1970. Tight oil production growth accounts for 81% of this increase, and sees its share of national crude oil production grow from 35% in 2012 to 50% in 2019.

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