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Monthly Energy Review

Jul 28, 2014
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that in April 2014, U.S. primary energy production totaled 7.0 quadrillion Btu, a 7% increase from April 2013.

Natural gas injection season continues on pace for record refill

Jul 28, 2014
Nearly midway through the summer storage injection season, working gas in storage is on pace to meet EIA's expectations for a record overall build. The current Short-Term Energy Outlook projects a record build of close to 2,600 billion cubic feet (Bcf) from the beginning of April through the end of October, which would put inventories at 3,431 Bcf at the end of October.

Biofuels are included in latest U.S. Navy fuel procurement

Jul 25, 2014
Recently the Department of Defense (DoD) released its annual procurement for bulk fuels to be delivered to its facilities in the eastern and inland United States and Gulf Coast. For the first time, this procurement requests military-specification diesel fuel and jet fuel that are blended with biofuels. The biofuels components, however, are optional and will only be accepted if certain cost and performance requirements are met. A similar procurement for the Rocky Mountain and West Coast regions is expected to be released later this year.

OPEC Revenues Fact Sheet

Jul 24, 2014
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that, excluding Iran, members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) earned about $826 billion in net oil export revenues in 2013. This was a 7% decrease from 2012 earnings, but still the second-largest earnings totals during the 1975-2013 period for which EIA has tracked OPEC oil revenues. OPEC earnings declined largely for two reasons: a drop in OPEC oil production in 2013 (largely because of the supply disruption in Libya), and a 3% decline in average crude oil prices.

U.S. petroleum refineries running at record levels

Jul 24, 2014
U.S. refineries have been processing record volumes of oil recently. Refinery inputs hit a record-high 16.8 million barrels per day in each of the past two weeks. Refineries in the Midwest and Gulf Coast in particular pushed the total U.S. input volume upward, as these refiners' access to lower-cost crude oil, expansions of refining capacity, and increases in both domestic demand and exports contributed to higher refinery runs.

Algeria Country Analysis Brief

Jul 24, 2014
Algeria is the leading natural gas producer in Africa, the second-largest natural gas supplier to Europe, and is among the top three oil producers in Africa. Algeria is estimated to hold the third-largest amount of shale gas resources in the world. However, gross natural gas and crude oil production have gradually declined in recent years, mainly because new production and infrastructure projects have repeatedly been delayed.

Oil and natural gas sales accounted for 68% of Russia's total export revenues in 2013

Jul 23, 2014
Russia is a major exporter of crude oil, petroleum products, and natural gas, and sales of these fuels accounted for 68% of Russia's total export revenues in 2013, based on data from Russia's Federal Customs Service. Russia received almost four times as much revenue from exports of crude oil and petroleum products as from natural gas. Crude oil exports alone were greater in value than the value of all non-oil and natural gas exports.

Prime Supplier Report

Jul 23, 2014
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through May 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.

Iran Country Analysis Brief

Jul 22, 2014
Iran holds the world's fourth-largest proved crude oil reserves and the world's second-largest natural gas reserves. Despite the country's abundant reserves, Iran's oil production has substantially declined over the past few years, and natural gas production growth has slowed. International sanctions have profoundly affected Iran's energy sector. Sanctions have prompted a number of cancellations or delays of upstream projects, resulting in declining oil production capacity.

Fuel economy and average vehicle cost vary significantly across vehicle types

Jul 22, 2014
Vehicle price and fueling costs are important factors consumers take into account when deciding to purchase a new light-duty vehicle. While vehicle purchase is influenced by cost and fuel economy, other important factors, such as environmental concerns, performance, and style also play a part. Comparison of the fuel savings and incremental vehicle cost among various vehicle fuel types sheds light on how at least some consumers may perceive the value of purchasing a given vehicle fuel type relative to another.

Domestic Uranium Production Report

Jul 22, 2014
Second quarter 2014 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

Recent improvements in petroleum trade balance mitigate U.S. trade deficit

Jul 21, 2014
Since the mid-1970s, the United States has run a deficit in merchandise trade, meaning that payments for imports exceeded receipts for exports.

Light-duty vehicles' share of transportation energy use is projected to fall

Jul 18, 2014
Transportation energy consumption, including energy demand from light-duty vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles, aircraft, marine vessels, rail, and other sources, reached 13.8 million barrels per day oil equivalent (boe/d) in 2012. In EIA's AEO2014 Reference case, light-duty vehicle energy consumption made up 63% of all transportation consumption in 2012, but its share is projected to drop to 51% in 2040.

State Energy Profiles: New Data for April and May 2014, 2012, Revised Infrastructure Lists, and Updated Information on Idaho and the Pacific States

Jul 17, 2014
New monthly data are available for electricity, petroleum, and natural gas series. New annual data are also available for total energy consumption per capita, total energy expenditures per capita, and total energy production. Two lists covering petroleum refineries and petroleum product pipelines have been revised as well. In addition, the analytical narrative and Quick Facts for Idaho have been updated, as have the Quick Facts for the five states in the Pacific Census Division: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.

Oil and natural gas resource categories reflect varying degrees of certainty

Jul 17, 2014
Crude oil and natural gas resources are the estimated oil and natural gas volumes that might be produced at some time in the future. The volumes of oil and natural gas that ultimately will be produced cannot be known ahead of time. Resource estimates change as extraction technologies improve, markets evolve, and as resources are produced. Consequently, the oil and gas industry, researchers, and government agencies spend considerable time and effort defining and quantifying oil and natural gas resources.

EIA projects modest needs for new electric generation capacity

Jul 16, 2014
Annual Energy Outlook 2014 Reference case projects 351 gigawatts (GW) of new electric generating additions between 2013 and 2040, in both the electric power sector and end-use sectors. Projected future capacity additions are well below the average annual levels observed in recent history, and natural gas is the primary fuel source of the projected added capacity.

Significant fuel economy improvement options exist for light-duty gasoline vehicles

Jul 15, 2014
Although light-duty vehicle types such as diesel, full-hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and plug-in electric have garnered significant attention in recent years as ways to reduce petroleum consumption and lower consumer fuel costs, standard gasoline vehicles, including those that use micro and mild hybridization, are projected to retain nearly 80% of new sales in 2025 and 78% in 2040 in EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2014 Reference case

Drilling Productivity Report

Jul 14, 2014
EIA’s tenth 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.

Flickr page and other tools make EIA data more accessible

Jul 14, 2014
EIA's recently launched Flickr page provides users with another avenue to view graphs, charts, maps, and other images produced using EIA's data and analysis.

Fuel economy improvements show diminishing returns in fuel savings

Jul 11, 2014
Fuel costs, which depend on vehicle fuel economy, miles driven, and fuel price, are an important factor in vehicle purchasing decisions. However, fuel economy improvement exhibits diminishing returns in fuel savings. For example, switching from a 10-mile-per-gallon (mpg) vehicle to 15 mpg saves more fuel and greater fuel cost savings than switching from a 25 mpg vehicle to 75 mpg.

EIA projections show hydro growth limited by economics not resources

Jul 10, 2014
A recent study conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for the U.S. Department of Energy finds that 61 gigawatts of hydroelectric power potential exists at waterways without existing dams or diversion facilities. ORNL's hydropower resource estimates contrast with the 2 GW of additional hydropower capacity projected to be added through 2040 in EIA's latest AEO2014 Reference case. This difference represents the significant gap between technical and economic and operational potential.

Six formations are responsible for surge in Permian Basin crude oil production

Jul 9, 2014
The Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico is the nation's most prolific oil producing area. Six formations within the basin have provided the bulk of Permian's 60% increase in oil output since 2007. Crude oil production in the Permian Basin has increased from a low point of 850,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2007 to 1,350,000 bbl/d in 2013.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Jul 8, 2014
Developments in Iraq put upward pressure on world oil prices last month, helping North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices reach their highest daily level of the year at just over $115/barrel (bbl) on June 19. North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices increased from a monthly average of $110/bbl in May to $112/bbl in June. This was the 12th consecutive month in which the average Brent crude oil spot price ranged between $107/bbl and $112/bbl. EIA projects Brent crude oil prices to average $110/bbl in 2014 and $105/bbl in 2015, $2/bbl and $3/bbl higher than projected in last month's STEO, respectively.

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

Jul 8, 2014
After an upward move in mid-June, crude oil prices retreated close to previous levels. The North Sea Brent front month futures price settled at $111/barrel on July 3, an increase of $2.17/barrel from June 2. The front month West Texas Intermediate (WTI) contract also rose, settling at $104.06/barrel on July 3, $1.59/barrel higher than on June 2.

Wyoming, Gulf of Mexico dominate fossil fuels production on federal and Indian lands

Jul 8, 2014
Sales volumes of fossil fuels from production on federal and Indian lands in fiscal year (FY) 2013 vary widely across states, according to data from the Department of the Interior compiled and summarized in a recent EIA report. This is the first time this annual EIA report provides detailed breakdowns by state.

Production of fossil fuels from federal and Indian lands fell in 2013

Jul 7, 2014
Sales volumes of fossil fuels from production on federal and Indian lands in fiscal year (FY) 2013 dropped 7% from FY 2012, according to EIA's recently released annual report. Crude oil production on federal lands increased slightly in FY 2013, but that increase was more than offset by decreases in coal, natural gas, and natural gas plant liquids (NGPL) production. Sales of fossil fuels from federal and Indian lands accounted for about 26% of total fossil fuel sales volumes in the United States in 2013.

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.

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