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Norway supplies more than 20% of Europe’s natural gas needs

May 16, 2014
Norway is the world's third-largest natural gas exporter, after Russia and Qatar. In 2013, Norway supplied 21% of total European natural gas needs. Norway's natural gas reaches the Continent mainly via its extensive export pipeline infrastructure, while a small fraction is exported as liquefied natural gas by tanker. The largest recipients of Norway's natural gas exports in 2013 were the U.K., Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

State Energy Data System: Noncombustible Renewable Energy for 2012

May 16, 2014
Annual state-level consumption estimates for hydroelectric power, as well as wind, geothermal, and solar energy.

Permian Basin drives first-quarter growth in oil-directed horizontal drilling rigs

May 15, 2014
The Permian Basin, a long time oil- and natural gas-producing region in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico, has seen a significant increase in horizontal oil-directed drilling activity over the past five months. This trend began at the start of 2013, and accelerated from the week ending on December 27, 2013, to the week ending on May 9, 2014.

State Energy Profiles: New Data for February and March 2014, 2013, 2012, and Energy Indicators

May 15, 2014
New monthly data are available for electricity, natural gas, and coal series. New annual data are also available for seven series for the U.S. territories covering coal, crude oil, and net electricity generation.In addition, a new Energy Indicators section is featured on the State Energy Profile Data pages.

China produces and consumes almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined

May 14, 2014
Chinese production and consumption of coal increased for the 13th consecutive year in 2012. China is by far the world's largest producer and consumer of coal, accounting for 46% of global coal production and 49% of global coal consumption—almost as much as the rest of the world combined.

China promotes both fuel efficiency and alternative-fuel vehicles to curb growing oil use

May 13, 2014
Unprecedented motorization in China has led to significant increases in oil demand and oil imports. In response to growing oil imports, the Chinese government is adopting a broad range of policies, including improvements in the fuel economy of new vehicles and the promotion of alternative fuel vehicles.

Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

May 12, 2014
First quarter 2014 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

Drilling Productivity Report

May 12, 2014
EIA’s eighth 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.

2013 Uranium Marketing Annual Report

May 12, 2014
Statistical data update for 2013 of uranium marketing activities in the United States.

Many industrial electricity customers are farmers

May 12, 2014
Farmers make up a significant share of industrial electricity customers in certain states. This is because of demand from farm irrigation systems, which are categorized by electric utilities as industrial load. For example, Nebraska is largely rural and agricultural, but it has the third-highest count of industrial electricity customers in the United States. The same factor drives up the number of industrial electricity customers in Idaho and Kansas, which are also among the top 10 states in number of industrial electricity customers. Agriculture-heavy states also tend to have among the lowest industrial sales of electricity per industrial customer.

Recycling is the primary energy efficiency technology for aluminum and steel manufacturing

May 9, 2014
The production of iron, steel, and aluminum is a highly energy-intensive process, accounting for 10% of total manufacturing energy use. The use of recycling in the manufacturing process of these metals has been a main driver of improvements in energy efficiency within the industry.

High value of liquids drives U.S. producers to target wet natural gas resources

May 8, 2014
In recent years, high levels of natural gas production have pushed prices down. The Henry Hub spot price averaged $3.73 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) in 2013. In 2012, the average annual Henry Hub price was $2.75/MMBtu, which reduced profit margins for many gas producers. The relatively high value of natural gas liquids has led producers to target wet gas.

EIA releases complete Annual Energy Outlook 2014 report

May 7, 2014
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released today the full content of the Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014). The complete report includes a Legislation and Regulations section that discusses evolving policies incorporated in the projections, a Market Trends section that highlights projections for energy demand, supply, and prices, a comparison of the AEO2014 Reference case with projections from other organizations, and descriptions of the 29 alternative cases completed as part of AEO2014. The Reference, or base, case by itself was released on December 16.

Annual Energy Outlook 2014

May 7, 2014
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) today released the full content of the Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014). The complete report includes a Legislation and Regulations section that discusses evolving policies incorporated in the projections, a Market Trends section that highlights projections for energy demand, supply, and prices, a comparison of the AEO2014 Reference case with projections from other organizations, and descriptions of the 29 alternative cases completed as part of AEO2014. The Reference, or base, case by itself was released on December 16.

U.S. purity ethane ships to Canada for first time in 25 years

May 6, 2014
Mistral Energy confirmed Friday, May 2, that it has received exports of purity ethane in an inaugural shipment along the Vantage pipeline from the Williston basin in North Dakota, to connect with the Alberta Ethane Gathering System near Empress, Alberta. Purity ethane is at least 95% pure ethane

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

May 6, 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.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

May 6, 2014
During the April-through-September summer driving season this year, regular gasoline retail prices are forecast to average $3.61/gallon (gal), 3 cents higher than last year and 4 cents higher than projected in last month's STEO. The projected monthly national average regular gasoline retail price falls from $3.72/gal in May to $3.51/gal in September. EIA expects regular gasoline retail prices to average $3.48/gal in 2014 and $3.39/gal in 2015, compared with $3.51/gal in 2013.

U.S. ethanol imports from Brazil down in 2013

May 5, 2014
U.S. imports of sugarcane ethanol from Brazil fell by 40% last year, to 242 million gallons. Because Brazil is the largest source of ethanol imports into the United States, this drop led the United States to be a net exporter of the product for the year. Export volumes of corn-based ethanol to Brazil declined, but were more than offset by higher export volumes to Canada and a number of other countries. Although the net level has varied from month to month, since 2011 the United States has both imported ethanol from and exported ethanol to Brazil.

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.

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