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Prime Supplier Report

Jan 23, 2014
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through November 2013 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.

Midwest propane markets tighten further on cold weather

Jan 23, 2014
With the onset of severely cold weather seen over the past weeks, propane supplies in the Midwest are extremely tight. The Midwest spot price of propane at Conway, Kansas, has spiked far above the Gulf Coast spot price at Mont Belvieu, Texas. The high propane prices in the Midwest are the result of both increased demand for crop drying in November and increased demand for space heating in the current cold weather.

Oil and natural gas import reliance of major economies projected to change rapidly

Jan 22, 2014
The 2014 Annual Energy Outlook projects declines in U.S. oil and natural gas imports as a result of increasing production from tight oil and shale plays. U.S. liquid fuels net imports as a share of consumption is projected to decline from a high of 60% in 2005, and about 40% in 2012, to about 25% by 2016. The U.S. is projected to be a net exporter of natural gas by 2018.

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic power prices react to winter freeze and natural gas constraints

Jan 21, 2014
A record-setting bout of bitter cold weather swept down through the Midwest and across most of the country in early January. The Northeast region reacted with upward spikes in wholesale natural gas and power prices as generators and other customers struggled to procure natural gas supplies. In the Mid-Atlantic region, record-high winter peak demand along with unexpected outages of power plants and natural gas equipment drove peak electricity prices even higher than in New York and New England.

Cold weather led to record-high natural gas storage withdrawals

Jan 17, 2014
Last week's widespread, record-breaking cold weather had significant effects across virtually all segments of the U.S. natural gas market. The frigid temperatures led to record highs in demand, storage withdrawals, and prices.

Natural Gas Production Lookback 2013

Jan 16, 2014
A review of natural gas production, demand, and prices trends in 2013.

State Energy Profiles: New Data for October and November 2013

Jan 16, 2014
New monthly and annual data are available for electricity, natural gas, and coal series.

Ecuador Country Analysis Brief

Jan 16, 2014
The smallest oil producing member of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and fifth-largest oil producer in Central and South America, Ecuador is largely dependent on oil, which represented 76% of the country's total energy consumption in 2012. Hydroelectric power was the second largest energy source. Natural gas and non-hydro renewable fuels are also important to Ecuador's energy mix. Ecuador's hydrocarbon resources are exclusively owned by the state, and changes to Ecuador's legal framework continue a trend towards policies of resource nationalism.

Spot coal price trends vary across key basins during 2013

Jan 16, 2014
Spot steam coal price trends varied across key basins in 2013. Compared with 2012, while total coal demand increased, total coal supply decreased, yet regional differences in market fundamentals resulted in different spot price trends.

New tables show monthly generator capacity factor data by fuel and technology

Jan 15, 2014
Capacity factors are an important measure of electric generator usage. In December 2013, EIA began publishing tables of monthly capacity factors for 16 different fossil and nonfossil fuel and technology combinations in the Electric Power Monthly.

U.S. boosts natural gas output and use since 2005, while OECD Europe scales back

Jan 14, 2014
From 1995 to 2005, both OECD Europe and the United States experienced relatively flat natural gas production. Gas consumption rose steadily in Europe over that period, but it was flat in the U.S. as rising use of gas for power generation was offset by declining use of gas in industry. Since 2005, production growth has outpaced rising consumption in the U.S., reducing net imports of natural gas by 58%. Production and consumption in Europe have fallen moderately since 2005, reducing net imports only 6%.

U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions in 2013 expected to be 2% higher than in 2012

Jan 13, 2014
Once all data are in, energy-related CO2 emissions in 2013 are expected to be roughly 2% above the 2012 level, largely because of a small increase in coal consumption in the electric power sector. Coal has regained some market share from natural gas since a low in April 2013; however the impact on overall emissions trends remains fairly small.

Drilling Productivity Report

Jan 13, 2014
EIA’s fourth 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.

Gasoline prices moved in tight range in 2013

Jan 10, 2014
Across the country, retail prices for regular grade gasoline moved in tighter ranges in 2013 than in previous years. Changes in retail gasoline prices can be attributed to factors that include crude oil prices, refinery outages, inventory levels, and seasonal fuel-specification changes. Lower crude oil prices led to lower gasoline prices in 2013, with an average retail price of regular gasoline of $3.50 for the year, 11 cents lower than in 2012.

Notice of Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report Changes

Jan 9, 2014
The public testing period previously announced on November 26, 2013, has been successfully completed. As a result, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) will implement publication of the new Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR) web products, beginning on January 23, 2014.

U.S. crude oil production growth contributes to global oil price stability in 2013

Jan 9, 2014
Rising crude oil production in the United States contributed to relatively stable global crude oil prices in 2013, around the same annual average levels of the previous two years. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) spot prices averaged $98 per barrel (bbl), up 4% from 2012 and the highest annual average since 2008.

New England and Pacific Northwest had largest power price increases in 2013

Jan 8, 2014
Wholesale, on-peak electricity prices were up across the nation from 2012 to 2013, driven largely by increases in spot natural gas prices. Percentage increases in power prices were highest in the Pacific Northwest and New England, based on regional supply and demand issues in those markets.

Quarterly Coal Distribution Report (QCDR) – Third Quarter 2013

Jan 8, 2014
Provides detailed U.S. domestic coal distribution data for July – September 2013, excluding waste coal and imports, by coal origin, coal destination, mode of transportation, and consuming sector. Quarterly coal distribution data for all years are preliminary and will be superseded by the release of the corresponding “Annual Coal Distribution Report.”

Natural Gas Monthly

Jan 7, 2014
The December Natural Gas Monthly, with data through October 2013, has been released. • Monthly dry gas production for October was 2,077 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 67.0 Bcf/day, a slight increase from the revised dry production for September of 1,990 or 66.3 Bcf/day. • Total consumption of natural gas for October 2013 was 1,860 Bcf or 60 Bcf/day, a 2.2 percent decrease from October 2012. • The electric power volume delivered to consumers continued a year-long trend, showing a 4.9 percent decrease from last October. Overall, the 10-month year-to-date electric power volume is down 13 percent from the same 10-month period in 2012.

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

Jan 7, 2014
International crude oil prices were relatively stable throughout December before declining at the beginning of January, while U.S. domestic prices moved higher in December. The North Sea Brent front month futures price settled at $107.78 per barrel (bbl) on January 2, a decline of $3.67/bbl from its close on December 2. Over the same period, the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) front month futures contract rose $1.62/bbl, settling at $95.44/bbl on January 2.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Jan 7, 2014
This edition of the Short-Term Energy Outlook is the first to include forecasts for 2015. After falling to the lowest monthly average of 2013 in November, U.S. regular gasoline retail prices increased slightly to reach an average of $3.28 per gallon (gal) during December. The annual average regular gasoline retail price, which was $3.51/gal in 2013, is expected to fall to $3.46/gal in 2014 and $3.39/gal in 2015.

Colombia Country Analysis Brief

Jan 7, 2014
EIA estimates that Colombia is expected to surpass 1 million bbl/d in oil production for 2013- the first time in its history as an oil producing state.

Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report

Jan 7, 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.

New England and New York have largest natural gas price increases in 2013

Jan 7, 2014
Average wholesale (spot) prices for natural gas increased significantly throughout the United States in 2013 compared to 2012. The average wholesale price for natural gas at Henry Hub rose 35% to $3.73/MMBtu. Increased winter demand pushed inventories down and prices up to above $4.00/MMBtu in March and April, but decreased consumption for electric generation over the summer and positive (but flattening) production growth kept 2013 prices at their lowest since 2002 with the exception of 2012.

Northeastern Winter Natural Gas and Electricity Issues

Jan 7, 2014
Current status of natural gas and electricity markets in New York and New England.

Change in energy prices mixed in 2013 as prices of nonenergy commodities fell

Jan 6, 2014
During 2013, the prices of various energy commodities increased from 2012 levels or were down modestly as prices of nonenergy commodities generally fell significantly. Prices for natural gas, western coal, and electricity were all higher (on average) in 2013 than in 2012, while the price of WTI crude oil was down slightly followed by larger drops in the prices of North Sea Brent crude oil, various petroleum products, and eastern coal.

Few transportation fuels surpass the energy densities of gasoline and diesel

Jan 3, 2014
(Article originally published on Feburary 14, 2013) Energy density and the cost, weight, and size of onboard energy storage are important characteristics of fuels for transportation. Fuels that require large, heavy, or expensive storage can reduce the space available to convey people and freight, weigh down a vehicle (making it operate less efficiently), or make it too costly to operate, even after taking account of cheaper fuels.

Quarterly Coal Report July-September 2013

Jan 2, 2014
U.S. coal production during third quarter 2013 increased 5.6% from second quarter 2013, but decreased 0.9% from third quarter 2012 to 256.7 million short tons. Third quarter U.S. coal exports (28.6 million short tons) dropped 2.8% from previous quarter and dropped 9.4% from third quarter 2012. Coal imports in third quarter 2013 decreased to 2.4 million short tons from 2.8 million short tons in second quarter 2013. U.S. coal consumption totaled 253.4 million short tons in third quarter 2013; this was 17.1% higher than the previous quarter and 0.2% lower than same quarter 2012. The electric power sector consumed about 93.6% of the total U.S. coal consumption in third quarter 2013. All data for 2012 and prior years are final. All data for 2013 are preliminary.

Shale oil and shale gas resources are globally abundant

Jan 2, 2014
(Article originally published on June 10, 2013) Estimated shale oil and shale gas resources in the United States and in 137 shale formations in 41 other countries represent 10% of the world's crude oil and 32% of the world's natural gas technically recoverable resources, or those that can be produced using current technology without reference to economic profitability, according to a new EIA-sponsored study.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Jan 2, 2014
In this issue of the Petroleum Marketing Monthly, preliminary October 2013 data show crude oil prices fell decisively from September levels. Refiner gasoline prices show considerable month-on-month decreases, while prices for No. 2 distillates registered smaller declines. Prime Supplier data show a slight rise in gasoline sales during October, while data for No. 2 distillate fuels, particularly for ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel, show a more substantial increase from September levels.

Nearly 80% of EIA's website users come from outside the energy industry

Dec 31, 2013
(Article originally published on October 3, 2013) EIA's website, which provides independent and impartial energy information, has about 50,000 visitors each day. In August 2013 EIA conducted a voluntary customer survey that received almost 14,000 responses in one week.

Nigeria Country Analysis Brief

Dec 30, 2013
Nigeria is the largest oil producer in Africa, holds the largest natural gas reserves on the continent, and was the world’s fourth leading exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2012. Although Nigeria is the leading oil producer in Africa, production suffers from supply disruptions, which have resulted in unplanned outages as high as 500,000 barrels per day.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Dec 30, 2013
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for October 2013. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Mexico Week: U.S. is Mexico's primary energy trade partner amid shifting trade dynamics

Dec 30, 2013
(Article originally published on May 13, 2013) Energy trade between Mexico and the United States in 2012 topped $65 billion and accounted for 13% of the $494 billion in overall trade between the countries. Crude oil and petroleum products account for most of the energy trade; in 2012, Mexico was the third-largest crude oil exporter to the United States, behind only Canada and Saudi Arabia, accounting for 11.4% of all U.S. crude oil imports.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Dec 30, 2013
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

Dec 30, 2013
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

Hurricane effects on oil and natural gas production depend on storm trajectory, strength

Dec 27, 2013
(Article originally published on May 31, 2013) Hurricane season starts tomorrow, and government weathercasters say there is a 70% chance of 13-20 named storms in the Atlantic Basin, of which 7-11 may strengthen to hurricanes and with 3-6 of those becoming major hurricanes characterized by wind categories 3, 4, and 5.

U.S. crude oil production on track to surpass imports for first time since 1995

Dec 26, 2013
Monthly crude oil production in the United States is expected to exceed the amount of U.S. crude oil imports later this year for the first time since February 1995. The gap between monthly U.S. crude oil production and imports is projected to be almost 2 million barrels per day (bbl/d) by the end of next year—according to EIA's March 2013 Short-Term Energy Outlook.

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