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Metal-based durables manufacturers are fueled by electricity and natural gas

Aug 1, 2014
Unlike many manufacturing industries, the energy used for the production of metal based durables (MBD) is mostly electricity and natural gas, rather than other fossil fuels (residual fuel oil, diesel, LPG/NGL, and coal) or renewable sources. MBD producers are therefore well-positioned to benefit from energy efficiency programs and the increased availability and lower cost of natural gas.

Azerbaijan Country Analysis Brief

Aug 1, 2014
Azerbaijan, one of the oldest oil producing countries in the world, is an important oil and natural gas supplier in the Caspian Sea region, particularly for European markets. Although traditionally it has been a prolific oil producer, Azerbaijan's importance as a natural gas supplier will grow in the future as field development and export infrastructure expand.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Aug 1, 2014
The August 2014 Petroleum Marketing Monthly, with data through May 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 crude oil prices were generally on the rise during May. Refiner gasoline prices continued to increase at the retail level, while wholesale gasoline and No. 2 distillate prices declined. Prime Supplier data at the national level show gasoline and ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel sales continued to increase during May.

Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report

Jul 31, 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.

Nonhydro renewables now routinely surpass hydropower generation

Jul 31, 2014
April marked the eighth consecutive month that nonhydro renewable generation exceeded hydropower generation. Only a decade ago, hydropower—the historically dominant source of renewable generation—accounted for three times as much generation in the United States as nonhydro renewable sources (wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, landfill gas, and municipal solid waste).

Natural Gas Monthly

Jul 31, 2014
The July Natural Gas Monthly, with data through May 2014, has been released. • Preliminary dry gas production for May 2014 of 2,166 billion cubic feet (Bcf) or 69.9 Bcf/day is the highest on record for any month. • Preliminary total consumption for May 2014 dropped to 1,803 Bcf or 58.2 Bcf per day from April’s revised 65.1 Bcf/day. This represents a 3.4% increase from last May’s 1,744 Bcf or 56.3 Bcf/day, and is the second highest on record for the month. • Deliveries to electric power consumers for May 2014 (647 Bcf or 20.9 Bcf/day) are the second highest on record for May, an increase of 5.6% from May 2013. Other deliveries to consumers volumes were more in line with those from prior years: Residential deliveries (196 Bcf or 6.32 Bcf/day) increased only slightly from last May (194 Bcf or 6.26 Bcf/day); commercial deliveries (173 Bcf or 5.6 Bcf/day) rose 3% from May 2013 (168 Bcf or 5.4 Bcf/day); and industrial deliveries (607 Bcf or 19.6 Bcf/day) increased 2% from last May (597 Bcf or 19.3 Bcf/day).

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Jul 31, 2014
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for May 2014. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Oil prices drive projected enhanced oil recovery using carbon dioxide

Jul 30, 2014
In the 2014 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO2014), EIA projects that the price of oil will largely determine whether to use carbon dioxide (CO2) enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technologies to extract additional crude oil from existing producing fields.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Jul 30, 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

Jul 30, 2014
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

As cash flow flattens, major energy companies increase debt, sell assets

Jul 29, 2014
Cash from operations for major energy companies has flattened in line with flat crude oil prices, which have had the lowest price volatility in years. Based on data compiled from quarterly reports, for the year ending March 31, 2014, cash from operations for 127 major oil and gas companies totaled $568 billion and major uses of cash totaled $677 billion, a difference of almost $110 billion.

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.


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