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Reduced offshore share in U.S. oil and natural gas production lowers risk from hurricanes

Aug 28, 2015
The domestic market for distributed wind turbines has weakened since the record capacity additions in 2012. Last year's installations of mid-size and small wind turbines were the lowest in a decade. Relatively low electricity prices, competition from other distributed energy sources, and relatively high permitting and other nonmaterial costs have presented challenges to the distributed wind market in the United States.

Domestic market for distributed wind turbines faces several challenges

Aug 27, 2015
The domestic market for distributed wind turbines has weakened since the record capacity additions in 2012. Last year's installations of mid-size and small wind turbines were the lowest in a decade. Relatively low electricity prices, competition from other distributed energy sources, and relatively high permitting and other nonmaterial costs have presented challenges to the distributed wind market in the United States.

Monthly Energy Review

Aug 26, 2015
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. This month, the MER features revised Table 1.7, “Primary Energy Consumption, Energy Expenditures, and Carbon Dioxide Emissions Indicators,” new Table C1, “Population, U.S. Gross Domestic Product, and U.S. Gross Output,” and new Table D1, “Estimated Primary Energy Consumption in the United States, Selected Years, 1635-1945.”

EIA expects near-term decline in natural gas production in major shale regions

Aug 26, 2015
Natural gas production across all major shale regions in EIA's Drilling Productivity Report is projected to decrease for the first time in September. Production from these seven shale regions reached a high in May at 45.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) and is expected to decline to 44.9 Bcf/d in September. In each region, production from new wells is not large enough to offset production declines from existing, legacy wells.

India's coal industry in flux as government sets ambitious coal production targets

Aug 25, 2015
Coal consumption in India, particularly in the electric power sector, is outpacing India's domestic production. From 2005 to 2012, India's coal production grew by only 4.7% per year to about 600 million metric tons while the country's coal-fired electric power capacity grew by a much faster rate, reaching 150 gigawatts. To help resolve the shortfall in coal supply, India has set a coal production target of 1.5 billion metric tons by 2020.

Growing global liquids inventories reflect lower crude oil prices

Aug 24, 2015
Continued growth in global production of petroleum and other liquids has outpaced consumption growth since August 2014, resulting in rising global liquids stocks. Total global liquids inventories are estimated to have grown by 2.3 million barrels per day through the first seven months of 2015, the highest level of inventory builds through July of any year since 1998, putting significant downward pressure on near-term crude oil prices.

Major fossil fuel-producing states rely heavily on severance taxes

Aug 21, 2015
Several states that produce large amounts of fossil fuels rely heavily on severance tax revenue—taxes based on the volume and/or value of oil, natural gas, coal, and other natural resources. On average, severance taxes accounted for less than 2% of state tax collections in 2014, but in three states—Alaska, North Dakota, and Wyoming—severance taxes provided a much larger share of total state tax revenue in that year.

Prime Supplier Report

Aug 21, 2015
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through June 2015 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.

Australia shifts investment from wind projects to other renewable sources

Aug 20, 2015
Australia's Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) last month was directed to stop investing in future wind power projects. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott stated that CEFC should be investing in the development of new technologies rather than in technologies that are currently established, such as large-scale wind farms.

EIA lowers crude oil price forecast through 2016

Aug 19, 2015
Amid high uncertainty in the global oil market, EIA has lowered crude oil price forecasts, expecting West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices to average $49 per barrel (b) in 2015 and $54/b in 2016, $6/b and $8/b lower than forecast in last month's STEO, respectively. Concerns over the pace of economic growth in emerging markets, continuing (albeit slowing) supply growth, increases in global liquids inventories, and the possibility of increasing volumes of Iranian crude oil on the market contributed to the changed forecast.

Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

Aug 18, 2015
Second quarter 2015 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

Unplanned refinery outage leads to higher Midwest gasoline prices

Aug 18, 2015
On August 8, the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, the largest petroleum refinery in the Midwest, experienced an unplanned outage and was forced to reduce production. The BP Whiting refinery has a crude oil distillation unit (CDU) capacity of 413,500 barrels per calendar day (b/d), and it is an important source of gasoline and distillate fuel oil supply to the region.

Texas electric grid serves record-high power demand

Aug 17, 2015
During the recent heat wave in Texas, the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the operator of the electric grid covering most of the state, set a new record for electricity use when demand for electricity reached 69.8 gigawatts (GW) between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on August 10. ERCOT has been able to handle this extremely high demand without any system emergencies.

First offshore wind farm in the United States begins construction

Aug 14, 2015
In July, American offshore wind developer, Deepwater Wind, installed the first foundation for what is expected to be the first offshore wind farm in the United States. The project will be located three miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island.

Nuclear accord creates potential for additional crude oil production from Iran

Aug 13, 2015
On July 14, the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany) and Iran announced an agreement that could result in relief from United States and European Union nuclear-related sanctions (which include some oil-related sanctions). If the agreement is implemented and sanctions relief occurs, it will put additional Iranian oil supplies on a global market that has already seen oil inventories rise significantly over the past year.

Japan restarts first nuclear reactor under new safety rules

Aug 12, 2015
On August 11, Kyushu Electric Power Company's 846 megawatt Sendai Nuclear Power Station Unit 1 became the first reactor to restart after nearly two years with no generation from nuclear power plants in Japan. Following the disaster at Fukushima in 2011, Japan began a temporary shutdown of all nuclear plants as each reactor entered scheduled maintenance and refueling outages. Following its restart, Sendai Unit 1 will begin generating electricity within days and return to normal operation in early September.

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

Aug 11, 2015
Number 22 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.”

Annual Electric Sales and Revenue 2014 Early Release Data

Aug 11, 2015
These files contain early release 2014 sales to ultimate customers, sales for resale and revenue data from the 2014 Form EIA-861, electricity sales, revenue and price data, as well as Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, Net Metering, Dispersed and Distributed Generation, Distribution Circuits, Distribution System Reliability, Balancing Authority and Service Territory data. The data geographic coverage is the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories.

West Coast wind patterns lead to below-normal wind generation capacity factors

Aug 11, 2015
A drop in average wind speeds in the western United States during early 2015 led to reduced generation from wind plants in California, Oregon, and Washington. As a result, wind plant utilization rates, also known as plant capacity factors, were consistently below the previous five-year average during the first five months of 2015, according to the latest data available.

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

Aug 11, 2015
Crude oil prices moved lower through much of July and early August. The North Sea Brent front month futures price declined $12.49 per barrel (b) since July 1 to settle at $49.52/b on August 6. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) front month futures price declined $12.30/b over the same time, settling at $44.66/b on August 6. Both benchmarks recorded their largest month-over-month decline since January 2015.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Aug 11, 2015
North Sea Brent crude oil prices averaged $57/barrel (b) in July, a $5/b decrease from June. Brent crude oil spot prices fell further in early August, settling at $48/b on August 7. The recent price declines reflect concerns about lower economic growth in emerging markets, expectations of higher oil exports from Iran, and continuing actual and expected growth in global inventories.

2014 Annual EIA-860 data

Aug 11, 2015
Early release of the 2014 annual EIA-860 data is now available. The final EIA-860 data for 2014 will be published in October 2015.

Rail helps make Midwest a net shipper of crude oil

Aug 10, 2015
Shipments of crude oil out of the Midwest region to other U.S. regions have steadily increased as a result of pipeline reversals and rail transport. Rail movements out of the Midwest contributed to the region becoming a net shipper of crude oil. Without these rail movements, the Midwest region would still be a net recipient.

2014 Annual EIA-923 data

Aug 10, 2015
Early release of the 2014 annual EIA-923 data is now available. The final EIA-923 data for 2014 will be published in October 2015.

Drilling Productivity Report

Aug 10, 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.

U.S. refineries are running at record-high levels

Aug 7, 2015
Gross inputs to U.S. refineries exceeded 17 million barrels per day (b/d) in each of the past four weeks, a level not previously reached since EIA began publishing weekly data in 1990. The rolling four-week average of U.S. gross refinery inputs has been above the previous five-year range (2010-14) every week so far this year. The record high gross inputs reflect both higher refinery capacity and higher utilization rates.

Russia is world's largest producer of crude oil and lease condensate

Aug 6, 2015
Russia is the world's largest producer of crude oil (including lease condensate) and the second-largest producer of dry natural gas, after the United States. Hydrocarbons play a large role in the Russian economy, as revenue from oil and natural gas production and exports accounts for more than half of Russia's federal budget revenue. However, recent international sanctions on Russia, coupled with low oil prices, have put pressure on the Russian economy

Monthly power sector carbon dioxide emissions reach 27-year low in April

Aug 5, 2015
The electric power sector emitted 128 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (MMmt CO2) in April 2015, the lowest for any month since April 1988, according to the most recent estimates in EIA's Monthly Energy Review.

Algeria is reforming its laws to attract foreign investment in hydrocarbons

Aug 4, 2015
Algeria is the third-largest oil producer in Africa, after Nigeria and Angola, and the largest natural gas producer in Africa. However, production of both oil and natural gas has declined over the past decade. This declining production has led the Algerian government to amend its law regarding foreign investment in hydrocarbons in an attempt to attract the investment and technology improvements needed to help stop production declines

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Aug 3, 2015
The August 2015 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through May 2015, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States. In this edition of the PMM, preliminary data show crude oil prices continued to rise in May, as did most refiner prices for finished petroleum products sales. U.S.-level Prime Supplier data show sales of gasoline falling slightly month-on-month but remaining above the year-ago level.

Coal, nuclear, and renewables expected to boost Vietnam's electricity capacity

Aug 3, 2015
Vietnam is poised to significantly transform its electrical power generation mix over the next two decades as it modernizes the country's agrarian economy to become a more industrialized nation. To accommodate greater industrial expansion and to support energy security goals, Vietnam is significantly increasing its total electricity generating capacity. As part of its capacity expansion, Vietnam plans to add substantial coal-fired capacity and also plans to build the first nuclear reactors in Southeast Asia and the first offshore wind farm in Asia.

Natural Gas Monthly

Jul 31, 2015
• Preliminary dry natural gas production for April 2015 was 2,239 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 74.6 Bcf/day, up from last month’s 74.2 Bcf/day. April's production was a 6.0 Bcf/day increase from 68.6 Bcf/day in April 2014, an 8.8% rise from year to year. • Preliminary total natural gas consumption for April 2015 was 2,044 Bcf, or 68.1 Bcf/day, an increase of 3.5% from 1,975 Bcf in April 2014, or 65.8 Bcf/day. • For the second consecutive month, total consumption of dry natural gas for April 2015 decreased in three of four sectors year to year, with the exception being electric power deliveries, which increased significantly from last April: o Deliveries to residential consumers for April 2015 were 322 Bcf, or 10.7 Bcf/day, down 3.5% from 11.8 Bcf/day in April 2014. o Commercial deliveries were 236 Bcf, or 7.9 Bcf/day, a 5.6% decrease from 8.3 Bcf/day in April 2014. o Industrial deliveries were 610 Bcf, or 20.3 Bcf/day, down 2.9% from 20.9 Bcf/day in April 2014. o Electric power deliveries were 669 Bcf, or 22.3 Bcf/day, a 21.6% rise from 18.3 Bcf/day in April 2014. • Beginning this month, EIA is expanding its reporting of monthly natural gas production by 10 additional states on Form EIA-914. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, and West Virginia were added to Form EIA-914. The 18 remaining states (including the federal Pacific region) with natural gas production are collectively surveyed, from which natural gas production for the Other States category is estimated. All production-related Other States data have been revised back to January 2006 to include only these 18 remaining states/regions. • Beginning this month, base natural gas reported on Form EIA-191 will be made publically available at the field level in the Natural Gas Annual Respondent Query System for January 2015 forward.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Jul 31, 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

Jul 31, 2015
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

Electricity from natural gas surpasses coal for first time, but just for one month

Jul 31, 2015
In April, traditionally the month when total electricity demand is lowest, U.S. generation of electricity fueled by natural gas exceeded coal-fired generation for the first time since the start of EIA's monthly generation data in 1973. However, EIA's latest Electric Power Monthly shows that coal's generation share once again exceeded that of natural gas during May. Total generation from coal and natural gas in May increased 14% from its April level, with coal generation accounting for 65% of the combined increase.

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

Jul 31, 2015
Monthly data on rail movements of crude oil have been updated for May 2015. Crude oil movements by rail have significantly increased over the past five years. The new data on crude-by-rail (CBR) movements are also fully integrated with EIA’s existing monthly petroleum supply statistics, which already include crude oil movements by pipeline, tanker, and barge.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Jul 31, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for May 2015. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

Jul 31, 2015
EIA expanded the coverage of natural gas production to include a breakout for an additional 10 states based on data from the EIA-914 survey. The additional states include: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, and West Virginia. Estimates for the 10 states were previously included in the "other states" total. Estimates for production back to January 2015 now include the new breakout. EIA will continue to report natural gas gross withdrawals here instead of in the Natural Gas Gross Production Report. Later this summer, EIA expects to report survey-based estimates for crude oil production (including lease condensate). Later in 2015, EIA will report monthly crude oil production by API gravity category for each state.

EIA reports show different aspects of U.S. oil production statistics and trends

Jul 30, 2015
EIA publishes several reports covering current crude oil and natural gas production conditions and how recent trends may affect the near-term outlook for the oil and gas industry. Each EIA product is distinct in its purpose, methodology, timeframe, and regional coverage. Some reports are considered estimates of actual production volumes, while others focus on future production.

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