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Natural gas inventory exceeds five-year average for first time since November 2013

Feb 20, 2015
Working natural gas in storage has surpassed five-year average levels for the first time in more than a year. At 2,157 Bcf as of February 13, stocks are 58 Bcf greater than the five-year average. Recent extremely cold weather may result in high stock withdrawals for the week ending February 20, which could again push stocks below their five-year average. However, natural gas production in February and March that is forecast to average 5 Bcf/day above the year-ago level is likely to contribute to healthy inventories and moderate prices as the nation moves from winter into spring.

2013 Annual state historical spreadsheets

Feb 19, 2015
Contains retail electricity sales, revenue, customers and price data from the 2013 Form EIA-861. Also, contained in these files are state-level and US total-level data for electricity sales, revenue, customer and price, by sector. Data covers the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Electric power sales, revenue, and energy efficiency form EIA - 861

Feb 19, 2015
Contains detail data on peak load, generation, electric purchases, sales, revenues, customer counts and demand-side management programs, green pricing and net metering programs, and distributed generation capacity. New for 2013: Demand Response, Distribution Systems, Dynamic Pricing, Energy Efficiency, and Reliability. Green pricing and demand-side management data were no longer collected after 2012.

Electric Sales, Revenue and Average Price Report

Feb 19, 2015
Contains 2013 annual electricity sales, revenue and price data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Wind generates more than 10% of Texas electricity in 2014

Feb 19, 2015
In 2014, more than 10% of the electricity used in the grid covering most of Texas came from wind generation, according to the grid's operator, ERCOT. Wind's share of the ERCOT generation mix grew from 6.2% in 2009 to 10.6% in 2014 as total electricity generation increased over the same period by 11.3%. The growth in wind generation is a result of new wind plants coming online and grid expansions that have allowed more wind power to flow through the system to consumers.

State Energy Profiles: New Data for November and December 2014, Updated Information on Three States, and New 2013 Coal Data

Feb 19, 2015
New monthly data are available for electricity, natural gas, and coal series. In addition, the Quick Facts and analytical narratives for Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin have been updated. New annual data for 2013 are also available for coal production, average coal sales price, and recoverable reserves at producing coal mines.

Energy efficiency improvements have largely offset effect of more, larger homes

Feb 18, 2015
The growth in residential energy use has slowed to below the rate of household growth, meaning that per-household energy consumption has decreased. Analysis of EIA's Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) conducted since 1980 shows how improvements in energy efficiency reduced energy intensity enough to offset more than 70% of the growth in both the number of households and the size of dwellings.

Proposed efficiency standard may eliminate noncondensing gas furnaces

Feb 17, 2015
Following a court challenge that caused a previous proposal to be sent back for further analysis, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a new proposed rulemaking to increase the minimum efficiency standards for gas furnaces for the first time since 1992.

Shale gas and tight oil are commercially produced in just four countries

Feb 13, 2015
The United States, Canada, China, and Argentina are currently the only four countries in the world that are producing commercial volumes of either natural gas from shale formations or crude oil from tight formations. The U.S. is by far the dominant producer of both shale gas and tight oil.

Saudi Arabia budget insulated from effects of lower oil prices

Feb 12, 2015
Saudi Arabia is the largest exporter of crude oil and other petroleum liquids in the world, and their oil exports accounted for 89% of the country's total revenue in 2014. The recent decline in global oil prices is decreasing the value of these exports, leading to a potential budget shortfall. In its 2015 budget, Saudi Arabia plans to spend about $230 billion, but expects to take in $190.7 billion in revenue resulting in an overall deficit of $38.6 billion.

Japan plans to restart some nuclear plants in 2015 after Fukushima shutdown

Feb 11, 2015
Previously one of the world's largest producers of nuclear-generated electricity, Japan has relied heavily on fossil fuels following the meltdown at Fukushima Dai-ichi and subsequent shutdown of the country's nuclear fleet. In 2013, when almost all of Japan's nuclear fleet was shut down, more than 86% of Japan's generation mix was composed of fossil fuels. In 2014, Japan's nuclear generation was zero. The Japanese government anticipates bringing online a few nuclear facilities in 2015.

An Assessment of Interval Data and Their Potential Application to Residential Electricity End-Use Modeling

Feb 10, 2015
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is investigating the potential benefits of incorporating interval electricity data into its residential energy end use models. This includes interval smart meter and submeter data from utility assets and systems. It is expected that these data will play a significant role in informing residential energy efficiency policies in the future. Therefore, a long-term strategy for improving the RECS end-use models will not be complete without an investigation of the current state of affairs of submeter data, including their potential for use in the context of residential building energy modeling.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Feb 10, 2015
January was the seventh consecutive month in which monthly average North Sea Brent crude oil prices decreased, reaching $48/barrel (bbl), the lowest since March 2009. The price decline reflects continued growth in U.S. tight oil production and strong global supply, amid weaker global oil demand growth, which contributed to rising global oil inventories. In January, estimated Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) total commercial oil inventories reached their highest level since August 2010.

EIA tracking tool shows light-crude oil imports to Gulf Coast virtually eliminated

Feb 10, 2015
The increase in U.S. shale and tight crude oil production has resulted in a decrease of crude oil imports to the U.S. Gulf Coast area, particularly for light-sweet and light-sour crude types. These trends are visualized in EIA's crude import tracking tool, which allows for time-series analysis of crude oil imported to the United States.

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

Feb 10, 2015
Crude oil prices moved higher toward the end of January and into the first week of February. The North Sea Brent front month futures price settled at $56.57/bbl on February 5, an increase of $0.15/bbl from January 2. The front month West Texas Intermediate (WTI) contract price settled at $50.48/bbl on February 5, $2.21/bbl lower than at the start of January. These changes were relatively small compared to an average month-over-month decline of $9/bbl from July 2014 to January 2015.

Drilling Productivity Report

Feb 9, 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.

Iraq was second-leading contributor to global oil supply growth during 2014

Feb 9, 2015
Despite some supply disruptions and security threats, Iraq was the second-leading contributor to global oil supply growth in 2014, behind only the United States. Iraq accounted for almost 60% of production growth among the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, although this growth was more than offset by production declines in other OPEC countries.

Midwest propane market more balanced than a year ago

Feb 6, 2015
Higher inventories, milder weather, and falling crude oil and natural gas prices have resulted in a Midwest propane market that so far this winter has not experienced the challenges faced last winter, when the combination of depleted inventories and high winter demand pushed propane prices to record highs. This winter, lower demand as a result of a less-severe winter has kept Midwest propane markets well-supplied.

Defense Department energy use falls to lowest level since at least 1975

Feb 5, 2015
Energy used by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) fell to 0.75 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in fiscal year (FY) 2013, the lowest recorded level since at least FY 1975, the earliest available data from the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). DoD accounts for most of the energy consumed by the federal government.

Energy consumption by U.S. government at lowest level since at least 1975

Feb 4, 2015
The U.S. federal government, with thousands of facilities and vehicles in locations across the United States and abroad, is one of the largest energy consumers in the world, but that consumption is declining. The Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program shows total delivered-to-site energy use by the federal government fell to 0.96 quadrillion Btu in FY 2013, the lowest since 1975, the earliest year for which data are available.

NEMS Freight Transportation Module Improvement Study

Feb 3, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) contracted with IHS Global, Inc. (IHS) to analyze the relationship between the value of industrial output, physical output, and freight movement in the United States for use in updating analytic assumptions and modeling structure within the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) freight transportation module, including forecasting methodologies and processes to identify possible alternative approaches that would improve multi-modal freight flow and fuel consumption estimation.

Drivers of U.S. Household Energy Consumption, 1980-2009

Feb 3, 2015
In 2012, the residential sector accounted for 21% of total primary energy consumption and about 20% of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States (computed from EIA 2013). Because of the impacts of residential sector energy use on the environment and the economy, this study was undertaken to help provide a better understanding of the factors affecting energy consumption in this sector. The analysis is based on the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) residential energy consumption surveys (RECS) 1980-2009.

Increase in average gasoline prices ends 17-week streak of declining prices

Feb 3, 2015
EIA conducts a survey of gasoline prices each Monday, and yesterday's survey showed the U.S. average regular retail gasoline price increasing for the first time in 18 weeks. The steady decline in prices over the previous 17 weeks was the longest consecutive decrease in EIA's weekly survey since prices fell 14 cents per gallon over a 24-week period in 1995.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Feb 2, 2015
The February 2015 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through November 2014, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States. Preliminary data show prices for crude oil and finished petroleum products continued to decrease in November. U.S.-level Prime Supplier data show mixed trends in sales of petroleum products.

New England generation fuel mix changes likely as Vermont Yankee nuclear plant retires

Feb 2, 2015
On December 29, 2014, Entergy shut down its Vermont Yankee nuclear facility after 42 years in service. Vermont Yankee had a capacity of 604 megawatts (MW), generating nearly five million megawatthours (MWh) of electricity per year since 2010. As the fifth-largest source of generation in New England, Vermont Yankee accounted for 4% of New England's total electric generation and more than 70% of generation in Vermont.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Jan 30, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for July 2014. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Japan Country Analysis Brief

Jan 30, 2015
Japan is one of the largest global importers of hydrocarbons as a result of limited domestic energy resources and a high level of energy consumption. After the Fukushima nuclear incident in early 2011, the country has become even more dependent on fossil fuels for its electricity use.

Natural Gas Monthly

Jan 30, 2015
• November 2014 marked the first time since 1996 that the United States did not receive any liquefied natural gas import cargoes from our trading partners. • Preliminary dry gas production for November 2014 is 2,186 billion cubic feet (Bcf) or 72.9 Bcf/day. For 2014, November is the highest dry production value in Bcf/day of the year. November's 72.9 Bcf/day is a 0.9 increase from October's revised 72.0 Bcf/day, and a 6.3% increase from last November's 68.6 Bcf/day. • Preliminary total consumption for November 2014 is 2,375 Bcf or 79.2 Bcf/day, an increase of 2.6% from last November's 2,316 Bcf or 77.2 Bcf/day. • Residential consumption drove the total consumption increase: deliveries to residential consumers for November 2014 are 541 Bcf or 18 Bcf/day (an increase from last November’s 17.3 Bcf/day); industrial deliveries are 660 Bcf or 22 Bcf/day (an increase from last November’s 21.7 Bcf/day); and electric power deliveries are 599 Bcf or 20 Bcf/day (a slight increase from last November’s 19.9 Bcf/day).

Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report

Jan 30, 2015
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.

Iraq Country Analysis Brief

Jan 30, 2015
Iraq has the fifth largest proved crude oil reserves in the world, and it is the second-largest crude oil producer in OPEC. Iraq’s crude oil production grew by 950,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) over the past five years, increasing from almost 2.4 million bbl/d in 2010 to almost 3.4 million bbl/d in 2014. Despite the ISIL offensive that began in June 2014, Iraq’s production actually increased during the second half of 2014, owing to increased output at fields in southern Iraq and in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

Fuel Oil and Kerosene Sales

Jan 30, 2015
The Fuel Oil and Kerosene Sales 2013 report has been revised since its release in December 2014. The report provides information, illustrations, and State-level statistical data on end-use sales of kerosene, distillate fuel oil, and residual fuel oil.

Upcoming Super Bowl will be first to be lit with energy-efficient LED lights

Jan 30, 2015
Before the start of the 2014 NFL regular season, University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, home to Super Bowl XLIX, retrofitted 312 high-performance light-emitting diode (LED) stadium light fixtures. The LED fixtures replaced more than 780 metal halide high-intensity discharge (HID) fixtures and will illuminate the field during the Super Bowl on February 1.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Jan 29, 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

Jan 29, 2015
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

Growing U.S. HGL production spurs petrochemical industry investment

Jan 29, 2015
Between 2014 and 2018, U.S. petrochemical capacity expansion projects are projected to increase domestic demand for ethane by nearly 600,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) and propane by nearly 200,000 bbl/d. This growing demand is in response to growing domestic hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGL) supply and favorable petrochemical feedstock prices in the United States relative to the international market.

Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

Jan 28, 2015
Fourth quarter 2014 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

Monthly Energy Review

Jan 28, 2015
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary estimates indicate that in October 2014, U.S. residential energy consumption totaled 1.3 trillion Btu, a 2% decrease from October 2013.

Natural gas prices drop following strong production growth

Jan 28, 2015
Following a short-lived price increase in November, natural gas prices have dropped to their lowest levels since September 2012, reflecting strong domestic production and inventory builds.

Hawaii’s electric system is changing with rooftop solar growth and new utility ownership

Jan 27, 2015
In December, NextEra Energy Inc. announced an agreement to acquire Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc., owner of three electric utilities that together supply power to 95% of Hawaii's population. The Hawaiian Electric utilities' solar PV programs continue to evolve as the utilities handle ever-larger amounts of customer-sited solar capacity on their small and isolated island grids.

Lower 48 oil production outlook stable despite expected near-term reduction in rig count

Jan 26, 2015
The sharp decline in oil prices over the last quarter of 2014, which has continued in January, is already having a significant effect on drilling activity in the United States, as shown by the 16% decline in the number of active onshore drilling rigs in the Lower 48 states between the weeks ending on October 31, 2014 and January 23, 2015.

Prime Supplier Report

Jan 23, 2015
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through November 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.

Currency depreciation against the dollar affects oil importers and exporters differently

Jan 23, 2015
Widely traded futures contracts for North Sea Brent crude oil in global financial markets are typically priced in U.S. dollars (USD). The appreciation, or increase in value, of USD against most other currencies since last summer can either mitigate or exacerbate the effects of the recent sharp decline in USD-denominated crude oil prices, depending on whether a particular country is a net importer or a net exporter of crude oil.

Northern Maine considers options to gain direct access to New England electric grid

Jan 22, 2015
Northern Maine is a unique power market: Unlike any other part of the Lower 48 states, this region is connected to one of the 3 main power grids serving the United States and Canada only via transmission lines that run through Canada. Currently, grid operators are considering transmission options to give northern Maine direct links to the rest of New England in an effort to enhance reliability and expand access to electricity markets.

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