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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.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Jun 27, 2014
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for April 2014. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

The Columbia River Basin provides more than 40% of total U.S. hydroelectric generation

Jun 27, 2014
Hydroelectric power plants located in the Columbia River Basin account for a little more than one third of all the hydroelectric capacity in the United States. Hydroelectric power plants located on the river and its tributaries account for 29 gigawatts (GW) of hydroelectric generating capacity and contributed 44% of the total hydroelectric generation in the nation in 2012.

State Energy Data System: Complete Set of State-Level Estimates Through 2012

Jun 27, 2014
Annual state-level estimates by energy source and sector of total energy production and consumption from 1960 through 2012 and prices and expenditures from 1970 through 2012.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Jun 27, 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.

Company Level Imports

Jun 27, 2014
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

Fuel economy standards drive down projected gasoline use; diesel use, product exports rise

Jun 26, 2014
In the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Outlook 2014 Reference case, more-stringent vehicle fuel economy standards contribute to a decline in motor gasoline consumption through 2040. At the same time, growth in heavy-duty vehicle miles traveled is greater than increasing heavy-duty vehicle fuel economy, contributing to rising diesel fuel demand.

India Country Analysis Brief

Jun 26, 2014
India was the fourth largest energy consumer in the world after China, the United States, and Russia in 2011. Although the country depends heavily on imported crude oil, mostly from the Middle East, Indian oil companies increasingly purchase stakes in overseas oil fields and have developed world-class refineries that export petroleum products around the world. Coal is India's primary source of energy, and coal supplies mostly go to the power sector. Because of insufficient fuel supply, the country suffers from a severe shortage of electricity generation, leading to rolling blackouts. India relies increasingly on imported natural gas and imported coal in electricity generation. Rural areas that lack access to the electric grid rely on traditional biomass for cooking, heating, and lighting.

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

Jun 26, 2014
The fifteenth 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.”

Refinery Capacity Report

Jun 25, 2014
Data series include fuel, electricity, and steam purchased for consumption at the refinery; refinery receipts of crude oil by method of transportation; and current and projected atmospheric crude oil distillation, downstream charge, and production capacities. Respondents are operators of all operating and idle petroleum refineries (including new refineries under construction) and refineries shut down during the previous year, located in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and other U.S. possessions.

California continues to set daily records for utility-scale solar energy

Jun 25, 2014
On June 1, 2014, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) recorded a record midday hourly peak of 4,767 MWAC of utility generated solar electricity delivered into the California grid. With rapidly growing utility-scale solar capacity, CAISO has regularly recorded new hourly output records going back to 2010 when it first began publishing the daily data

Monthly Energy Review

Jun 25, 2014
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that, in March 2014, U.S. renewable energy consumption totaled 840 trillion Btu, which represented 10 percent of U.S. total primary energy consumption.

Fewer wind curtailments and negative power prices seen in Texas after major grid expansion

Jun 24, 2014
Curtailments of wind generation on the Texas electric grid have steadily dropped since 2011 as more than 3,500 miles of transmission lines have been built, largely as a result of the state's Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) program. Occurrences of wind-related negative real-time electricity prices have similarly declined as the CREZ transmission expansions have allowed wind power to flow to more electricity demand areas in the state.

Texas hits new peak wind output

Jun 23, 2014
At 8:48 p.m. on March 26, wind generation on the electric grid covering most of the state of Texas reached a new instantaneous peak output of 10,296 megawatts (MW). At that moment, wind supplied almost 29% of total electricity load, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the grid's operator. The average wind production in that hour was 10,120 MW. The new wind record surpassed two highs reached in the previous week, while the record prior to March was 9,674 MW set in May 2013.

Prime Supplier Report

Jun 23, 2014
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through April 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.

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