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Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

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

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

Oct 30, 2015
Monthly data on rail movements of crude oil have been updated for August 2015. Crude oil movements by rail have significantly increased over the past five years. The new data on crude-by-rail (CBR) movements are also fully integrated with EIA’s existing monthly petroleum supply statistics, which already include crude oil movements by pipeline, tanker, and barge.

Vehicle standards around the world aim to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions

Oct 30, 2015
Nine countries and regions, which together account for 75% of global fuel consumption by light-duty vehicles, have adopted mandatory or voluntary standards for increasing fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The intent and structure of these emissions policies vary widely around the world. Because fuel economy and GHG emissions policies have large effects on fuel consumption, vehicle standards are one of the most important components of future demand for liquid fuels.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Oct 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.

Company Level Imports

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

Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

Oct 30, 2015
EIA is providing estimates for crude oil production (including lease condensate) based on data from the EIA-914 survey. Survey-based monthly production estimates starting with January 2015 are provided for Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming, and the Federal Gulf of Mexico. For Oklahoma and all remaining oil-producing states and areas not individually covered by the EIA-914, production estimates are based on the previous methodology (using lagged state data).

Natural Gas Monthly

Oct 30, 2015
•In August, for the second consecutive month, dry natural gas production was the highest for any month since EIA began reporting dry natural gas production data. Dry natural gas production has increased year-over-year each month since March 2013; dry production has not decreased year-over-year for any month since February 2013. Preliminary dry natural gas production for August 2015 was 2,373 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 76.5 Bcf/day. This level was a 4.97 Bcf/day (6.9%) increase from production of 71.6 Bcf/day in August 2014. •August's dry natural gas consumption level was the highest on record for the month. Preliminary total natural gas consumption for August 2015 was 2,072 Bcf, or 66.8 Bcf/day. This level was an increase of 6.8% from 1,940 Bcf in August 2014, or 4.3 Bcf/day. •Year-over-year total consumption of dry natural gas in August changed only slightly in three of the four consuming sectors, with the exception being electric power deliveries, which again increased significantly year to year. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in August were as follows: Residential deliveries were 104 Bcf, or 3.35 Bcf/day, down 1.0% from 3.39 Bcf/day in August 2014. Residential consumption of natural gas was the lowest level for any month on record, dating back to 1973. Commercial deliveries were 138 Bcf, or 4.5 Bcf/day, a 0.7% increase from 4.4 Bcf/day in August 2014. Industrial deliveries were 598 Bcf, or 19.3 Bcf/day, down 1.5% from 19.6 Bcf/day in August 2014. Electric power deliveries were 1,026 Bcf, or 33.1 Bcf/day, a 14.1% rise from 29.0 Bcf/day in August 2014. August's electric power consumption was the highest level for the month on record, dating back to 2001.

Beyond China, other Southeast Asian countries plan for significant hydroelectric additions

Oct 29, 2015
China's substantial development of hydroelectric power, including the largest power plant in the world at Three Gorges Dam, has overshadowed the relatively large hydroelectric expansion plans of other Southeast Asia countries. Combined, the smaller countries of Southeast Asia plan to construct 61 gigawatts (GW) of new hydroelectric generating capacity through 2020. If all planned projects are completed, these countries will nearly double their 2012 hydroelectric capacity of 39 GW.

Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory

Oct 29, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has estimated the current and near-term unit inventory of electric power generating capacity by integrating information submitted on the monthly survey Form EIA-860M, ‘Monthly Update to Annual Electric Generator Report’ and the annual survey Form EIA-860, ‘Annual Electric Generator Report’. This estimated inventory will be updated on a monthly basis.

Form EIA-923, 2014 final data

Oct 29, 2015
The electricity Form EIA-923, files have been updated with final 2014 data.

Increased recycling may reduce metals sector energy use in China

Oct 28, 2015
China produces more steel and aluminum than any other country. Secondary production, or producing metal from recycled scrap metal, is the primary opporunity to reduce the country's energy intensity for both of these industries, because secondary production uses significantly less energy than primary production using raw material inputs.

Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

Oct 27, 2015
Third quarter 2015 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

India likely to experience continued growth in electricity use for air conditioning

Oct 27, 2015
Energy demand for space cooling is growing rapidly in India and around the world, driven by rising incomes and a natural preference for certain ambient air temperatures.

Monthly Energy Review

Oct 27, 2015
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. This month, the MER features new Table 2.7, “U.S. Government Energy Consumption by Agency, Fiscal Years” and new Table 2.8, “U.S. Government Energy Consumption by Source, Fiscal Years.” Estimates indicate that in fiscal year 2014, the U.S. federal government consumed 941 trillion Btu of energy, a 2% decrease from the previous fiscal year.

Electricity Monthly Update

Oct 27, 2015
This issue contains data for August 2015 as well as a feature article on how axis-tracking technologies improved the capacity factors of photovoltaic systems.

Electric Power Monthly

Oct 27, 2015
Data in the October 2015 Electric Power Monthly (EPM ) are for August 2015, during which net generation in the United States rose 2.1 percent from the August 2014 level. Consumption of coal for power generation fell 8.6 percent compared to August 2014. The average retail price of electricity for August 2015 was down 0.5 percent from what it had been in August 2014.

Chinese policies aim to increase energy efficiency in buildings

Oct 26, 2015
From 1998 to 2012, the energy consumption of buildings in China grew by about 7.7% per year, much faster than China's average annual population increase, which was less than 1% per year. This consumption growth was driven by growing incomes and modernization that significantly increase the use of electricity and other forms of energy.

State Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Oct 26, 2015
These estimates of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) are based on the State Energy Data System. The state data include a summary table with total energy-related CO2 by state beginning in 1990, a table with emissions by fuel in 2013 and a table with emissions by sector in 2013. Detailed tables for individual states provide emissions by fuel and sector for data beginning in 1980. Documentation for methodology is also included on the page. For this year EIA has added files with data for all states by fuels and by sectors from 1980 to 2013.

Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions at the State Level, 2000-2013

Oct 26, 2015
This analysis examines some of the factors that influence state-level carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels. These factors include: the fuel mix — especially in the generation of electricity; the state climate; the population density of the state; the industrial makeup of the state and whether the state is a net exporter or importer of electricity.

State Energy Data System: Jet Fuel and Lubricants Through 2014

Oct 23, 2015
Annual state-level estimates of energy consumption, prices, and expenditures for jet fuel and lubricants.

United Arab Emirates plans to increase crude oil and natural gas production

Oct 23, 2015
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was the world's sixth-largest oil producer in 2014, and the second-largest producer of petroleum and other liquids in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), behind only Saudi Arabia. Because the prospects for further oil discoveries in the UAE are low, the UAE is relying on the application of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques in mature oil fields to increase production.

India aims to reduce high electricity transmission and distribution system losses

Oct 22, 2015
Despite considerable improvement since the turn of the century, India has one of the highest levels of electricity transmission and distribution (T&D) losses in the world. T&D losses represent electricity that is generated but does not reach intended customers. India's T&D losses are almost 20% of generation, more than twice the world average and nearly three times as large as T&D losses in the United States.

Prime Supplier Report

Oct 22, 2015
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through August 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.

Exelon-Pepco merger could create largest U.S. electric utility

Oct 21, 2015
The proposed merger of Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings Inc. would, if approved, create the largest electric utility holding company in the United States as measured by number of customers. The combined 8.5 million customers served by the new Exelon would surpass the number of customers served by the next-largest utility holding company, Duke Energy, which merged with Progress Energy in 2012

Form EIA-860 and Form 861, 2014 final data

Oct 21, 2015
The electricity Form EIA-860, Form EIA-861, and Electric Sales, Revenue, and Average Price files have been updated with final 2014 data.

Refinery Outages: Fourth-Quarter 2015

Oct 21, 2015
This report examines U.S. refinery outages planned for the fourth quarter of 2015 and the implications for available refinery capacity, petroleum product markets, and supply of gasoline, diesel fuel, and heating oil. Dissemination of such analyses can be beneficial to market participants who may otherwise be unable to access such information.

EIA celebrates World Statistics Day with an energy statistics quiz

Oct 20, 2015
As the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is participating in World Statistics Day. Sponsored by the United Nations Statistical Commission, World Statistics Day promotes better understanding of statistics among the general public and policymakers worldwide.

Qatar Country Analysis Brief

Oct 20, 2015
Qatar is the largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world. The country’s exports of LNG, crude oil, and petroleum products provide a significant portion of government revenues.

Indonesia has significant potential to increase geothermal electricity production

Oct 19, 2015
Indonesia ranked third in the world in both geothermal electricity production and geothermal generating capacity in 2014, behind only the United States and the Philippines. The country is located at the convergence of several tectonic plates in Southeast Asia, giving it significant geothermal potential, although most of its potential reserves remain unexplored.

Norway's oil production increases, but new investment is declining

Oct 16, 2015
Norwegian petroleum and other liquids production, which had been declining since 2001, increased in 2014 and will likely continue increasing in 2015. The production growth in 2014 was mainly the result of new fields coming online, but also included a small increase in output from existing fields. Production has continued to grow in the first half of 2015 and is expected to remain relatively stable over the next few years as growth from new fields balances declines from older fields.

Indonesia rejoining OPEC despite being net importer of petroleum

Oct 15, 2015
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) notified Indonesia that it plans to accept the country's request to reactivate its membership at the next OPEC meeting in December. Once it rejoins, Indonesia will regain its status as the only Asian member of OPEC and the only member that is a net importer of petroleum and other liquids.

State Energy Profiles: New Data for July and August 2015, 2014 and Updated Analytical Narratives

Oct 15, 2015
New monthly data are available for electricity, petroleum, and coal series. New annual data are also available for marketed natural gas production and natural gas producing wells. In addition, analytical narratives have been updated for Alaska, Oregon, and Washington.

Natural gas pipelines under construction will move gas from Azerbaijan to southern Europe

Oct 14, 2015
Construction or preliminary work has begun on three new pipelines designed to flow new supplies of natural gas from Azerbaijan to consumers in Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, and Italy. For more than a decade, companies have been announcing proposals to build new natural gas pipelines to connect natural gas resources in Russia, Central Asia, and the Middle East with consumers in southern Europe. In contrast to the three new pipelines considered in this article, most projects have failed to advance.

Drilling Productivity Report

Oct 13, 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.

California's gasoline imports increase 10-fold after major refinery outage

Oct 13, 2015
Over a five-month period following an explosion at a California oil refinery in February 2015, imports of gasoline into California increased to more than 10 times their typical level, drawing from sources that include India, the United Kingdom, and Russia.

Brazil Country Analysis Brief

Oct 9, 2015
Despite divestment in its exploration and production activities, Petrobras looks to bolster production from its presalt oil fields.

With increased regulation, continued decline in residual fuel oil demand is expected

Oct 9, 2015
Health and environmental concerns related to the high sulfur content of residual fuel oil (RFO) have led to new policies and regulations that have significantly lowered expectations for future RFO use globally. As the demand for RFO declines, the need for the refining upgrades to convert residual material to lighter, cleaner products will increase.

Quarterly Coal Report (Abbreviated), April – June 2015

Oct 8, 2015
U.S. coal production during second quarter 2015 totaled 211.1 million short tons. This was 12.1% lower than the previous quarter and 14.1% lower than second quarter 2014. Second quarter 2015 U.S. coal exports (19.8 million short tons) dropped 10.1% from first quarter 2015 and dropped 19.9% from second quarter 2014. U.S. coal imports in second quarter 2015 decreased to 2.6 million short tons from 3.0 million short tons in first quarter 2015. All data for 2013 and prior years are final. All data for 2014 and 2015 are preliminary.

Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector

Oct 8, 2015
The average cost to transport coal in the U.S. remained near $17.50 per ton between 2011 and 2013, but has increased by nearly 9% since 2008. The average cost of shipping by rail, which moves approximately two-thirds of all coal consumed in the U.S., increased by 14% from 2008 to 2013.

West Coast petroleum markets differ by supply, demand, and distribution

Oct 8, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released a PADD 5 Transportation Fuels Markets study on September 30 that examines supply, demand, and distribution of petroleum-based transportation fuels in Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PADD) 5, which encompasses California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.

Indonesia Country Analysis Brief

Oct 7, 2015
Indonesia struggles to attract sufficient investment to meet growing domestic energy consumption because of inadequate infrastructure and a complex regulatory environment. At the same time, it was the world’s largest exporter of coal by weight and the fifth largest exporter of liquefied natural gas in 2014. The government seeks to meet energy demand at home by reorienting domestic energy production away from serving primarily export markets and increasing renewable energy production, particularly geothermal power.

Nationwide, electricity generation from coal falls while natural gas rises

Oct 7, 2015
The monthly natural gas share of total U.S. electricity generation surpassed the coal share for the second time ever in July, with natural gas fueling 35.0% of total generation to coal's 34.9% share. Compared to the previous July, coal-fired generation fell in every region of the country, while natural gas-fired generation rose in every region.

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

Oct 6, 2015
Number 23 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.”

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Oct 6, 2015
North Sea Brent crude oil prices averaged $47/barrel (b) in August, a $10/b decrease from July. This third consecutive monthly decrease in prices likely reflects concerns about lower economic growth in emerging markets, expectations of higher oil exports from Iran, and continuing growth in global inventories. Crude oil price volatility increased significantly, with Brent prices showing daily changes of more than 5% for four consecutive trading days from August 27 to September 1, the longest such stretch since December 2008.

Household heating costs are expected to be lower than previous two winters

Oct 6, 2015
Most U.S. households can expect lower heating expenditures this winter (October through March) compared with the past two winters. In most regions, the decline in expenditures is attributed to the combination of warmer weather and lower fuel prices.

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

Oct 6, 2015
Brent crude oil prices drifted lower in September and remained below $50 per barrel (b) for 20 consecutive trading days, the longest period since 2009. The North Sea Brent front month futures price settled at $47.69/b on October 1, a decline of $1.87/b since September 1. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) front month futures price settled at $44.74/b on October 1, decreasing by 67 cents/b over the same time.

South Korea Country Analysis Brief

Oct 5, 2015
South Korea, which lacks domestic energy reserves, ranks among the world’s top five importers of liquefied natural gas, coal, crude oil, and refined oil products. Despite its lack of resources, South Korea has some of the most advanced oil refineries in the world, and its companies have investments in overseas oil and natural gas assets.

U.S. reactor operators increase uranium purchases from Kazakhstan

Oct 5, 2015
Kazakhstan became the leading supplier of uranium for the 100 operating U.S. nuclear power reactors in 2014, supplying 12 million pounds, or 23%, of the 53.3 million pounds of uranium purchased by owners and operators of U.S. reactors. This level is almost double the 6.5 million pounds of Kazakh-origin uranium purchased in 2013.

Hurricane Joaquin may cause problems for East Coast energy infrastructure

Oct 2, 2015
Hurricane Joaquin, which strengthened to a Category 4 storm on Thursday, is on track to move north along the East Coast this weekend, potentially bringing torrential rainfall and flooding to the region. To help analysts assess potential storm effects, EIA maintains an energy disruptions map that displays energy infrastructure and real-time storm information.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Oct 1, 2015
The October 2015 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through July 2015, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States. In this issue of the PMM, preliminary data show crude oil and refiner prices for most finished petroleum products fell during July. U.S.-level Prime Supplier data show sales of gasoline increased from month- and year-ago levels, while No. 2 distillates sales show the opposite trend. Additionally, updated state motor fuels tax information is available in a downloadable Excel spreadsheet on the PMM webpage.

July petroleum data show challenges in the reporting of processed condensate exports

Oct 1, 2015
According to official U.S. trade data, the United States exported 21,000 barrels per day (b/d) of condensate derived wholly from natural gas (CDWFNG) to Brazil in July 2015. Under the current U.S. export classification system, CDWFNG falls under the general heading of crude oil within the 2709 Schedule B category. Consequently, these exports are counted as crude oil in EIA's Petroleum Supply Monthly released yesterday.

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