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Australia Country Analysis Brief

Aug 28, 2014
Australia, rich in energy commodities, has become one of the world’s top producers and exporters of fossil fuels and uranium. The country’s stable political environment, relatively transparent regulatory structure, substantial hydrocarbon reserves, and its proximity to Asian markets make it an attractive location for investment in energy production and mining. Although, more recently, Australia’s energy projects have faced escalating costs, creating challenges to companies developing hydrocarbon resources there.

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

Aug 28, 2014
The 16th 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.”

Rail deliveries of U.S. oil continue to increase in 2014

Aug 28, 2014
The amount of crude oil and refined petroleum products moved by U.S. railroads increased 9% during the first seven months of this year compared with the same period in 2013. In July, monthly average carloadings of oil and petroleum products were near 16,000 carloads per week, according to the Association of American Railroads. The increase in oil volumes transported by rail reflects rising U.S. crude oil production, which reached an estimated 8.5 million barrels per day in June for the first time since July 1986.

Monthly Energy Review

Aug 27, 2014
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary estimates indicate that in May 2014, U.S. primary energy consumption totaled 7.7 quadrillion Btu, a 1% increase from May 2013.

U.S. liquid fuels production growth more than offsets unplanned supply disruptions

Aug 27, 2014
Record-setting liquid fuels production growth in the United States has more than offset the growth of unplanned global supply disruptions over the past few years. U.S. liquid fuels production, which includes crude oil, hydrocarbon gas liquids, biofuels, and refinery processing gain, grew by more than 4.0 million barrels per day (bbl/d) from January 2011 to July 2014, of which 3.0 million bbl/d was crude oil production growth. During that same time period, global unplanned supply disruptions grew by 2.8 million bbl/d

Investment in electricity transmission infrastructure shows steady increase

Aug 26, 2014
There has been a five-fold increase in new electricity transmission investment in the United States by major investors and privately owned companies during the 15 years from 1997 to 2012. The investment increased from $2.7 billion in 1997 to $14.1 billion in 2012—reversing a three-decade decline.

Energy reform could increase Mexico's long-term oil production by 75%

Aug 25, 2014
On August 11, Mexico's president signed into law legislation that will open its oil and natural gas markets to foreign direct investment, effectively ending the 75-year-old monopoly of state-owned Petróleos Mexicanos. These laws, which follow previously adopted changes in Mexico's constitution to eliminate provisions that prohibited direct foreign investment in that nation's oil and natural gas sector, are likely to have major implications for the future of Mexico's oil production profile.

Electric Power Monthly

Aug 25, 2014
Data in the August 2014 Electric Power Monthly (EPM ) are for June 2014, during which net generation in the United States rose 0.3 percent from the June 2013 level. Consumption of coal for power generation fell 0.8 percent compared to June 2013. The average retail price of electricity for June 2014 was up 4.0 percent from what it had been in June 2013.

Electricity Monthly Update

Aug 25, 2014
This issue contains data for June 2014 as well as a feature article on how natural gas, solar, and wind led new power plant capacity additions in first-half 2014.

New England relying more on natural gas along with hydroelectric imports from Canada

Aug 22, 2014
Electric operators in New England have been both generating more electricity from natural gas and importing more hydroelectric generation from Quebec over the past decade. These two sources of electricity are displacing the use of coal and oil as generation fuels in New England.

Average Brent crude oil prices trade within $5 per barrel range for 13 months in a row

Aug 21, 2014
Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $107 per barrel (bbl) in July, marking the 13th consecutive month in which average Brent crude oil prices were between $107/bbl and $112/bbl. Although supply growth from non-OPEC countries has outpaced world consumption in the past year, its potential price-reducing effect has been offset by unplanned supply outages among producers in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

State-Level Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2000-2011

Aug 21, 2014
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.

Prime Supplier Report

Aug 21, 2014
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through June 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.

Russia-China deal will supply Siberian natural gas to China's northern, eastern provinces

Aug 20, 2014
China's natural gas demand has been growing as the government seeks to move away from coal in favor of cleaner fuels. According to EIA's International Energy Outlook 2013 (IEO2013) Reference case, demand will more than triple from 5.2 Tcf in 2012 to 17.5 Tcf by 2040.

Hawaii and U.S. Territories aim to increase fuel diversity with LNG imports

Aug 19, 2014
Unlike the rest of the United States, energy consumption in island states and territories is almost entirely petroleum-based. These islands may soon be able to diversify their energy sources to include natural gas, because relatively low natural gas prices and new shipping technology may allow these islands to import liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Natural gas serves a small, but growing, portion of China's total energy demand

Aug 18, 2014
China relies heavily on domestic coal to meet rising energy consumption. To reduce air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, the Chinese government is attempting to replace some of the country's coal and oil use with natural gas, aided by large investments in domestic natural gas production and infrastructure, along with growing imports.

Reasons for projected natural gas-fired generation growth vary by region

Aug 15, 2014
EIA projects that natural gas-fired electric power sector generation in the contiguous United States will increase to 1,600 million megawatthours (MWh) by 2040, a 1.3% average annual increase. This growth is spread throughout the Lower 48 states, and the reasons for the growth vary in each region.

Egypt Country Analysis Brief

Aug 14, 2014
Egypt is the largest oil producer in Africa outside of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the second-largest natural gas producer on the continent, behind Algeria. Egypt plays a vital role in international energy markets through the operation of the Suez Canal and Suez-Mediterranean (SUMED) Pipeline. Egypt’s economy has not fully recovered since the 2011 revolution. The government continues to fund energy subsidies, which cost the government $26 billion in 2012, and this has contributed to the country’s high budget deficit and the inability of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), the country’s national oil company, to pay off its debt to foreign operators.

India is increasingly dependent on imported fossil fuels as demand continues to rise

Aug 14, 2014
India's fossil fuel import dependency rose to 38% in 2012, despite having significant fossil fuel resources. India ranked as the fourth-largest energy consumer in the world in 2011, following China, the United States, and Russia. The country's energy demand continues to climb as a result of its dynamic economic growth and modernization. India is the third-largest economy on a purchasing power parity basis and has the world's second-largest population.

Steam coal imports remain down sharply from historic high in 2007

Aug 13, 2014
Steam coal imports at electric power plants have fallen significantly from their peak level of more than 30 million tons in 2007 to less than 7 million in 2013. The number of plants using imported coal similarly fell from a peak of 48 in 2006 to 13 in 2013. Preliminary data for the first five months of 2014 indicate an increase in both imports and the number of plants taking imports, but both are still well below 2007 levels.

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

Aug 12, 2014
International crude oil prices, which reached their highest point of the year in June, fell to their lowest levels of the year in early August. The North Sea Brent front month futures price settled at $105.44/barrel on August 7, a decrease of $6.85/barrel from July 1.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Aug 12, 2014
The market's perception of reduced risk to Iraqi oil exports and news regarding increasing Libyan oil exports contributed to a drop in the Brent crude oil spot price to an average of $107 per barrel (bbl) in July, $5/bbl lower than the June average.

Ohio's Utica Region now included in EIA's monthly Drilling Productivity Report

Aug 12, 2014
The Utica Region in eastern Ohio, one of the fastest growing natural gas production areas in the United States, has been added to the Drilling Productivity Report (DPR).

Drilling Productivity Report

Aug 11, 2014
The Utica Region in eastern Ohio, one of the fastest growing natural gas production areas in the United States, has been added to the Drilling Productivity Report (DPR). Total natural gas production in the Utica Region, which includes production from the Utica and Point Pleasant formations as well as legacy production from conventional reservoirs, has increased from 155 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) in January 2012 to an estimated 1.3 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in September 2014.

Northeast natural gas spot prices particularly sensitive to temperature swings

Aug 11, 2014
Natural gas spot prices fluctuate throughout the year in response to several factors, including weather, production levels, supply interruptions, pipeline constraints, inventory levels, and the availability of other energy sources. Temperature changes, more than any other factor, correlate with natural gas spot price movements. Natural gas demand and prices generally rise as temperatures move further away from 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

August differentials offer insight into Aramco's oil pricing

Aug 8, 2014
Saudi Arabia produces and sells its crude oil via Saudi Aramco, its state-owned oil company. Like many such companies, Saudi Aramco sells its oil to long-term customers at an official selling price (OSP). Saudi Aramco adjusts the OSP monthly based on specific conditions in different regions of the world.

Energy production and other mining account for a large percentage of some state economies

Aug 7, 2014
At the national level, establishments that extract crude oil and natural gas as well as naturally occurring mineral solids, such as coal and ores, collectively referred to as the mining sector in economic data, accounted for about 2% of the U.S. economy last year. In some states, though, the mining sector accounts for a much larger share of the economy.

EIA's maps show which U.S. energy facilities are at risk from flooding

Aug 6, 2014
A new component of EIA's Energy Mapping System allows users to view critical energy infrastructure that may be vulnerable to coastal and inland flooding. These new map layers enable the public to see existing energy facilities that could potentially be affected by flooding caused by hurricanes, overflowing rivers, flash floods, and other wet-weather events.

Upstream Financial Review of the Global Oil and Natural Gas Industry 2013

Aug 6, 2014
This analysis focuses on financial and operating trends of the oil and natural gas production business segment, often referred to as upstream operations, of 42 global oil and natural gas producing companies.

Marcellus Region production continues growth

Aug 5, 2014
Natural gas production in the Marcellus Region exceeded 15 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) through July, the first time ever recorded, according to EIA's latest Drilling Productivity Report. The Marcellus Region, mostly located in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, is the largest producing shale gas basin in the United States, accounting for almost 40% of U.S. shale gas production. Marcellus Region production has increased dramatically over the past four years, increasing from 2 Bcf/d in 2010 to its current level.

Bakken fuels North Dakota's oil production growth

Aug 4, 2014
North Dakota crude oil production surpassed 1.0 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in April and May (the latest data available). This record is the result of increasing crude oil production from the Williston Basin's Bakken and Three Forks formations in North Dakota and eastern Montana.

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.

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