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Nonhydro electricity storage increasing as new policies are implemented

Apr 3, 2015
Although pumped hydroelectric storage makes up most of the total electricity storage capacity in the United States, nonhydro storage has doubled in electric power sector capacity from 160 megawatts (MW) to nearly 350 MW over the past five years.

Financial hedging helps some producers mitigate effect of falling oil prices

Apr 2, 2015
The decline in crude oil prices since last summer has had a direct impact on oil producers' sales revenue, but hedging strategies have lessened the effects of lower prices on some producers' total revenue. Oil producers who adopt hedging strategies can reduce their price risk and generate smoother financial outcomes in unstable markets. A common hedging practice is to sell futures and swaps to lock in desired prices for future production, a practice that can shield producers' revenue from decreasing prices.

Top 100 U.S. Oil and Gas Fields

Apr 2, 2015
This supplement to the U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, 2013 ranks the 100 largest U.S. oil and gas fields by their estimated 2013 proved reserves.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Apr 1, 2015
The April 2015 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through January 2015, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States. 2014 annual averages are available for data covering sales of finished petroleum products in Tables 2 through 17. Additionally, updated state motor fuels tax information is available in Table EN1. Preliminary monthly data show crude oil and finished petroleum products prices continued to fall in January. U.S.-level Prime Supplier data show mixed trends with distillates and propane sales rising, while sales of other surveyed products declined.

Updated geologic maps provide greater detail for Marcellus formation

Apr 1, 2015
Natural gas production from the Marcellus shale formation in the Appalachian basin increased to 14.4 Bcf/d in January 2015, accounting for more than 36% of shale gas production and more than 18% of total dry natural gas production in the United States. Recent updates to EIA's maps and geologic information for the Marcellus shale play help to characterize the formation's structure, thickness, and extent.

New EIA monthly data track crude oil movements by rail

Mar 31, 2015
For the first time, EIA is providing monthly data on rail movements of crude oil, which have significantly increased over the past five years. The new data on crude-by-rail movements are integrated with EIA's existing monthly petroleum supply statistics, which already include movements by pipeline, tanker, and barge.

OPEC Revenues Fact Sheet

Mar 31, 2015
For 2014, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that, excluding Iran, members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) earned about $730 billion in net oil export revenues (unadjusted for inflation). This represents an 11% decline from the $824 billion earned in 2013, largely because of the decline in average annual crude oil prices, and to a lesser extent from decreases in the amount of OPEC net oil exports. This was the lowest earnings for the group since 2010. For 2015, EIA projects that OPEC net oil export revenues (excluding Iran) could fall further to about $380 billion in 2015 (unadjusted for inflation) as a result of the much lower annual crude oil prices expected in 2015.

Natural Gas Monthly

Mar 31, 2015
• Preliminary dry gas production for January 2015 was 2,287 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 73.8 Bcf/day, down from last month’s record high of 74.8 Bcf/day. January's production was a 6 Bcf/day increase from 67.8 Bcf/day in January 2014, an 8.8% rise from year to year. • Preliminary total consumption for January 2015 was 3,130 Bcf, or 101 Bcf/day, a decrease of 3% from 3,227 Bcf in January 2014, or 104.1 Bcf/day. • Total consumption for January 2015 decreased in most sectors year to year: Deliveries to residential consumers for January 2015 were 930 Bcf, or 30 Bcf/day, a 10% drop from 33.3 Bcf/day in January 2014; commercial deliveries were 526 Bcf, or 17 Bcf/day, an 8% decrease from 18.5 Bcf/day in January 2014; and industrial deliveries were 715 Bcf, or 23.1 Bcf/day, down 1% from 23.3 Bcf/day in January 2014. Electric power deliveries showed an increase from last January: January 2015 deliveries were 713 Bcf, or 23 Bcf/day, a 7.5% rise from January 2014’s 21.4 Bcf/day.

Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report

Mar 31, 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.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Mar 30, 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. Starting with this release of January 2015 data, EIA will include new data on crude oil transported by railroads.

Company Level Imports

Mar 30, 2015
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

U.S. oil production growth in 2014 was largest in more than 100 years

Mar 30, 2015
U.S. crude oil production (including lease condensate) increased during 2014 by 1.2 million barrels per day (bbl/d) to 8.7 million bbl/d, the largest volume increase since recordkeeping began in 1900. On a percentage basis, output in 2014 increased by 16.2%, the highest growth rate since 1940. Most of the increase during 2014 came from tight oil plays in North Dakota, Texas, and New Mexico where hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling were used to produce oil from shale formations.

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

Mar 30, 2015
For the first time, EIA is providing monthly data on rail movements of crude oil, which have significantly increased over the past five years. The new data on crude-by-rail (CBR) movements are fully integrated with EIA’s existing monthly petroleum supply statistics, which already include crude oil movements by pipeline, tanker, and barge.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Mar 30, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for January 2015. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Without the Cochin pipeline, western Canadian propane seeks new outlets

Mar 27, 2015
In April 2014, after 35 years of shipping propane from western Canada to the upper Midwest, the Cochin pipeline was removed from propane service, and in July repurposed to ship light petroleum liquids north from Illinois to western Canada. Without this pipeline, western Canadian propane production has been shipped by other existing transport modes or placed into inventory at Canadian storage facilities.

2014 Energy Flows

Mar 26, 2015
Energy flow diagrams with data for 2014 for total energy, petroleum, natural gas, coal, and electricity. The flows show that domestic production of fossil fuels was 69.0 quadrillion Btu, accounting for 63 percent of total U.S. energy supply.

U.S. ethanol exports in 2014 reach highest level since 2011

Mar 26, 2015
According to EIA monthly supply data through December 2014, which EIA released in late February, U.S. exports of fuel ethanol in 2014 reached their second-highest level at a total of 826 million gallons. This level was second only to the 1.2 billion gallons exported during 2011 and 33% more than exports of fuel ethanol in 2013. Similarly, U.S. imports of ethanol, which totaled approximately 377 million gallons during 2013, fell by 81% to a total of 73 million gallons in 2014, their lowest annual level since 2010.

Annual Energy Outlook Retrospective Review

Mar 25, 2015
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 2014 projections and updates the historical data to incorporate the latest data revisions.

Upstream capital expenditure declined 12% year-over-year in fourth-quarter 2014

Mar 25, 2015
Based on financial statements from selected international oil and natural gas companies, spending on upstream investments was 12% lower in fourth-quarter 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. Upstream spending on exploration and development typically accounts for the bulk of these companies' investment expenditures.

California first state to generate more than 5% of electricity from utility-scale solar

Mar 24, 2015
California has become the first state with more than 5% of its annual utility-scale electricity generation from utility-scale solar power, according to EIA's Electric Power Monthly. California's utility-scale (1 MW or larger) solar plants generated a record 9.9 million megawatthours (MWh) of electricity in 2014, an increase of 6.1 million MWh from 2013. California's utility-scale solar production in 2014 was more than three times the output of the next-highest state, Arizona, and more than all other states combined.

Prime Supplier Report

Mar 23, 2015
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through January 2015 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.

Electric Power Annual 2013

Mar 23, 2015
The Electric Power Annual presents 11 years (2003 - 2013) of national-level data on electricity generating capacity, electricity generation and useful thermal output, fuel receipts, consumption, and emissions.

Crude oil storage at Cushing, but not storage capacity utilization rate, at record level

Mar 23, 2015
After increasing for 15 consecutive weeks, crude oil storage at Cushing, Oklahoma, reached 54.4 million barrels on March 13, according to EIA's Weekly Petroleum Status Report. This volume is the highest on record, but not the highest percent of storage utilization, as working storage capacity at Cushing has also increased over time.

State Energy Data System: Natural Gas for 2013

Mar 20, 2015
Annual state-level estimates of natural gas consumption, prices, and expenditures.

Angola Country Analysis Brief

Mar 20, 2015
Angola is the second-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa, behind Nigeria. Despite some new oil fields coming online, Angola’s petroleum and other liquids production remained relatively stagnant over the past few years and declined slightly by 50,000 bbl/d to average 1.75 million bbl/d in 2014. Angola's production has been stagnant as a result of persistent technical problems. The recent drop in global oil prices is not expected to substantially affect Angola’s oil production in the medium term, but it will most likely delay investment decisions in Angola’s less developed presalt formations.

U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel imports decline 36% in 2014

Mar 20, 2015
After reaching record levels in 2013, United States imports of biomass-based diesel fuel (both biodiesel and renewable diesel) fell 36%, to 333 million gallons in 2014. Uncertainty surrounding future Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets and the absence of a late-year influx of volumes from Argentina were two main factors in this decline.

State Energy Profiles: New Data for December 2014 and January 2015, Updated Information on Four States, New 2013 Data, and New 2012 Data

Mar 19, 2015
New monthly data are available for electricity, natural gas, and coal series. In addition, the Quick Facts and analytical narratives for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio have been updated. New annual data for 2013 are also available for ethanol consumption and vehicle miles traveled, and new 2012 data are provided for the number of motor gasoline stations.

U.S. commercial crude oil inventories now provide the most days of supply since 1985

Mar 19, 2015
With lower U.S. refinery runs and increases in domestic crude oil production, U.S. commercial crude oil inventories at the end of February provided the most days of supply since the mid-1980s. Commercial crude inventories were sufficient to supply 29 days of U.S. refinery demand, based on expected refinery runs in March.

EIA launches new data add-in tool for Microsoft Excel for Windows

Mar 18, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released a free data add-in for Microsoft Excel for Windows that builds on the well-known Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) add-in and allows users to find, download, and update EIA's energy data and FRED's economic data directly in any Excel spreadsheet.

Ecuador Country Analysis Brief

Mar 17, 2015
In Ecuador, the oil sector accounts for more than half of the country's export earnings and approximately two-fifths of public sector revenues.1 Resource nationalism and debates about the economic, strategic, and environmental implications of oil sector development are prominent issues in the politics of Ecuador and the policies of its government. Ecuador is the smallest producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and it produced 556,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) of petroleum and other liquids in 2014, of which crude oil production was 555,000 bbl/d. A lack of sufficient domestic refining capacity to meet local demand has forced Ecuador to import refined products, limiting net oil revenue.

Falling rig counts drive projected near-term oil production decline in 3 key U.S. regions

Mar 17, 2015
EIA's most recent Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) indicates a change in the crude oil production growth patterns in three key oil producing regions: the Eagle Ford, Niobrara, and Bakken. After steady growth in these regions since 2009, the latest estimates for March 2015 signal the first instance of regional crude oil production declines in certain regions tracked by the DPR.

Growth in residential electricity prices highest in 6 years, but expected to slow in 2015

Mar 16, 2015
Residential electricity customers in most areas of the country experienced large increases in retail electricity prices during 2014, with the average U.S. residential price increasing 3.1% over the previous year. The increase represents the highest annual growth rate since 2008. EIA forecasts that prices will increase during 2015, but at a slower pace than in 2014.

State Energy Data System: Distillate Fuel Oil, Residual Fuel Oil, Kerosene, and Other Petroleum Products for 2013

Mar 13, 2015
Annual state-level estimates of consumption, prices, and expenditures for distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, kerosene, and other petroleum products for 2013.

Total energy subsidies decline since 2010, with changes in support across fuel types

Mar 13, 2015
EIA has updated a report on federal subsidies to the energy industry, covering the 2013 fiscal year (FY). The most recent prior report reviewed subsidies in FY 2010, at or near the height of spending related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (more commonly known as the Recovery Act).

Oil price decline leads to lower tax revenues in top oil-producing states

Mar 12, 2015
The decline in spot oil prices in the last half of 2014 and first month of 2015 has reduced oil and natural gas production tax revenues in some of the largest oil- and natural gas-producing states.

Direct Federal Financial Interventions and Subsidies in Energy in Fiscal Year 2013

Mar 12, 2015
This report responds to a September 2014 request to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) from U.S. Representative Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield, Chairman of its Subcommittee on Energy and Power, for an update reflecting Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 data of two earlier EIA reports on direct federal financial interventions and subsidies in energy markets covering FY 2007 and FY 2010.

California and Quebec complete second joint carbon dioxide emissions allowance auction

Mar 11, 2015
California and Quebec have announced the completion of their second joint CO2 allowance auction through a cap-and-trade system. Despite geographic distance and economic differences, California and Quebec have worked to align their CO2 emissions markets and policies. Previous auctions sold emissions allowances for electric generators and large industrial sources. The most recent auction, held February, also included allowances for the transportation sector, covering wholesale gasoline suppliers.

Market Prices and Uncertainty Report - STEO Supplement

Mar 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.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Mar 10, 2015
EIA forecasts that Brent crude oil prices will average $59/bbl in 2015, $2/bbl higher than projected in last month's STEO, and $75/bbl in 2016. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) prices in 2015 and 2016 are expected to average $7/bbl and $5/bbl, respectively, below Brent. The Brent-WTI spread for 2015 is more than twice the projection in last month's STEO, reflecting continuing large builds in U.S. crude oil inventories, including at the Cushing, Oklahoma storage hub.

Scheduled 2015 capacity additions mostly wind and natural gas; retirements mostly coal

Mar 10, 2015
In 2015, electric generating companies expect to add more than 20 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale generating capacity to the power grid. The additions are dominated by wind (9.8 GW), natural gas (6.3 GW), and solar (2.2 GW), which combine to make up 91% of total additions. Nearly 16 GW of generating capacity is expected to retire, 81% of which (12.9 GW) is coal-fired generation.

Drilling Productivity Report

Mar 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.

Changes in natural gas spot prices may not quickly translate to consumer prices

Mar 9, 2015
While natural gas wholesale spot prices have dropped to relatively low levels since the end of 2014, these low prices have not translated directly into lower retail prices for consumers who use natural gas to heat their homes and businesses. This short-term lag is largely due to the nature of utility regulation. Over longer periods, changes in natural gas spot and residential prices are much more closely correlated.

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