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North Dakota natural gas flaring targets challenged by rapid production growth

Nov 13, 2015
Increases in North Dakota's crude oil production have resulted in increased associated natural gas production from oil reservoirs. Because of insufficient infrastructure to collect, gather, and transport this natural gas, about one-fifth of North Dakota's natural gas production is flared rather than marketed. North Dakota's Industrial Commission has established natural gas capture targets in an effort to reduce the amount of flared gas, and they recently issued a revision to the flaring targets in response to gas production growth.

As total U.S. crude oil imports fall, Canada's import supply share rises

Nov 12, 2015
Although overall U.S. crude oil imports have been declining since 2005, crude oil imports from Canada have been increasing. As of August, Canada provided 45% of all crude oil imports to the United States, almost three times as much as all Persian Gulf countries combined.

Canada Country Analysis Brief

Nov 10, 2015
Canada is one of the world's five largest energy producers and is the principal source of U.S. energy imports. The country is a net exporter of most energy commodities and a significant producer of crude oil and other liquids from oil sands, natural gas, and hydroelectricity. Energy exports to the United States account for the vast majority of Canada's total energy exports.

Short-Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report

Nov 10, 2015
Crude oil prices remained within the range established over the previous three months. The North Sea Brent front month futures price settled at $47.98 per barrel (b) on November 5, an increase of 29 cents/b since October 1. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) front month futures price settled at $45.20/b on November 5, rising by 46 cents/b over the same time.

Before recent transfer, Highway Trust Fund had reached its lowest level in years

Nov 10, 2015
Earlier this year, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) reached its lowest level in decades, ending July at $6.1 billion dollars. A congressionally approved transfer of more than $8 billion boosted the fund's balance to end the fiscal year (September 30) at $12 billion, but that is still the second-lowest year-end level since 1984.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Nov 10, 2015
EIA forecasts that Brent crude oil prices will average $54/b in 2015 and $56/b in 2016. The 2015 forecast price is unchanged from last month's STEO, and the 2016 forecast price is $2/b lower. Forecast West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices average $4/b lower than the Brent price in 2015 and $5/b lower in 2016. The current values of futures and options contracts for February 2016 delivery (Market Prices and Uncertainty Report) suggest the market expects WTI prices to range from $35/b to $66/b (at the 95% confidence interval) in February 2016.

New biofuels eliminate need for blending with petroleum fuels

Nov 9, 2015
A new type of renewable diesel fuel is meeting the growing demand for renewable biofuels, which is driven by biofuel mandates and customer demands for higher quality. Unlike other biofuels, hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA) fuels are nearly indistinguishable from their petroleum counterparts. Worldwide, more than a billion gallons of HEFA fuels were produced in 2014.

Drilling Productivity Report

Nov 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.

Working natural gas in storage matches record level

Nov 6, 2015
Working natural gas in storage reached 3,929 billion cubic feet (Bcf) as of October 30, according to EIA's latest Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report. This level matches the previous weekly record of 3,929 Bcf set November 2, 2012. Although October marks the traditional end of the injection season, inventory increases commonly continue into the first weeks of November. Largely depending on the weather, inventories could surpass 4 trillion cubic feet in the coming weeks.

Notice of Changes to the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

Nov 5, 2015
EIA is preparing to change to new regions and revision thresholds for the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report. At 10:30 a.m. on November 19, 2015, EIA will release the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR) with new data breakouts for five regions of the Lower 48 states, converting from the current three-region structure. Please see the notice concerning the implementation of the five regions for additional detail.

High distillate fuel oil inventories in Central Atlantic weighing on distillate spot price

Nov 5, 2015
Stocks of distillate fuel oil in the Central Atlantic, which encompasses the New York Harbor region, have risen nearly every week since April, reaching 36.9 million barrels as of October 30. This level is 9 million barrels above the five-year average and 14.6 million barrels above the same time last year. The relatively high levels of distillate inventories are depressing distillate prices in the New York Harbor spot market.

Texas expected to keep breaking wind generation records as wind capacity grows

Nov 4, 2015
Wind generation on the Texas electric system recently hit several all-time highs. The latest all-time instantaneous peak of 12,238 MW reached on October 22 replaced the short-lived records of 11,467 MW on September 13 and 11,950 MW on October 21, based on data from the grid's operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. Substantial additions of new wind generating capacity, coupled with strong wind conditions amid unseasonably warm early-autumn temperatures, drove the recent generation records.

U.S. propane exports increasing, reaching more distant markets

Nov 3, 2015
As U.S. propane production has increased and domestic demand has remained relatively flat, the United States has transitioned from being a net propane importer to a net exporter. Facilitated by rapid expansion in the capacity to export domestic supply, propane exports from the United States are changing traditional propane trade patterns across the globe.

Despite recent closures, U.S. nuclear capacity is scheduled to increase by 2020

Nov 2, 2015
Despite the scheduled closure of more than 2,000 megawatts (MW) of nuclear generating capacity by 2019, scheduled additions of more than 5,000 MW of capacity between 2016 and 2020 could result in a net increase in total U.S. nuclear capacity.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Nov 2, 2015
The November 2015 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through August 2015, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States. In this issue of the PMM, preliminary data show crude oil and refiner prices for finished petroleum products declined during August. U.S.-level Prime Supplier data show gasoline and No. 2 distillate sales fell month-on-month, but remained above year-ago levels.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

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

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

Oct 30, 2015
Monthly data on rail movements of crude oil have been updated for August 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.

Vehicle standards around the world aim to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions

Oct 30, 2015
Nine countries and regions, which together account for 75% of global fuel consumption by light-duty vehicles, have adopted mandatory or voluntary standards for increasing fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The intent and structure of these emissions policies vary widely around the world. Because fuel economy and GHG emissions policies have large effects on fuel consumption, vehicle standards are one of the most important components of future demand for liquid fuels.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Oct 30, 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

Oct 30, 2015
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

Oct 30, 2015
EIA is providing estimates for crude oil production (including lease condensate) based on data from the EIA-914 survey. Survey-based monthly production estimates starting with January 2015 are provided for Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming, and the Federal Gulf of Mexico. For Oklahoma and all remaining oil-producing states and areas not individually covered by the EIA-914, production estimates are based on the previous methodology (using lagged state data).

Natural Gas Monthly

Oct 30, 2015
•In August, for the second consecutive month, dry natural gas production was the highest for any month since EIA began reporting dry natural gas production data. Dry natural gas production has increased year-over-year each month since March 2013; dry production has not decreased year-over-year for any month since February 2013. Preliminary dry natural gas production for August 2015 was 2,373 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 76.5 Bcf/day. This level was a 4.97 Bcf/day (6.9%) increase from production of 71.6 Bcf/day in August 2014. •August's dry natural gas consumption level was the highest on record for the month. Preliminary total natural gas consumption for August 2015 was 2,072 Bcf, or 66.8 Bcf/day. This level was an increase of 6.8% from 1,940 Bcf in August 2014, or 4.3 Bcf/day. •Year-over-year total consumption of dry natural gas in August changed only slightly in three of the four consuming sectors, with the exception being electric power deliveries, which again increased significantly year to year. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in August were as follows: Residential deliveries were 104 Bcf, or 3.35 Bcf/day, down 1.0% from 3.39 Bcf/day in August 2014. Residential consumption of natural gas was the lowest level for any month on record, dating back to 1973. Commercial deliveries were 138 Bcf, or 4.5 Bcf/day, a 0.7% increase from 4.4 Bcf/day in August 2014. Industrial deliveries were 598 Bcf, or 19.3 Bcf/day, down 1.5% from 19.6 Bcf/day in August 2014. Electric power deliveries were 1,026 Bcf, or 33.1 Bcf/day, a 14.1% rise from 29.0 Bcf/day in August 2014. August's electric power consumption was the highest level for the month on record, dating back to 2001.

Beyond China, other Southeast Asian countries plan for significant hydroelectric additions

Oct 29, 2015
China's substantial development of hydroelectric power, including the largest power plant in the world at Three Gorges Dam, has overshadowed the relatively large hydroelectric expansion plans of other Southeast Asia countries. Combined, the smaller countries of Southeast Asia plan to construct 61 gigawatts (GW) of new hydroelectric generating capacity through 2020. If all planned projects are completed, these countries will nearly double their 2012 hydroelectric capacity of 39 GW.

Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory

Oct 29, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has estimated the current and near-term unit inventory of electric power generating capacity by integrating information submitted on the monthly survey Form EIA-860M, ‘Monthly Update to Annual Electric Generator Report’ and the annual survey Form EIA-860, ‘Annual Electric Generator Report’. This estimated inventory will be updated on a monthly basis.

Form EIA-923, 2014 final data

Oct 29, 2015
The electricity Form EIA-923, files have been updated with final 2014 data.

Increased recycling may reduce metals sector energy use in China

Oct 28, 2015
China produces more steel and aluminum than any other country. Secondary production, or producing metal from recycled scrap metal, is the primary opporunity to reduce the country's energy intensity for both of these industries, because secondary production uses significantly less energy than primary production using raw material inputs.

Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

Oct 27, 2015
Third quarter 2015 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

India likely to experience continued growth in electricity use for air conditioning

Oct 27, 2015
Energy demand for space cooling is growing rapidly in India and around the world, driven by rising incomes and a natural preference for certain ambient air temperatures.

Monthly Energy Review

Oct 27, 2015
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. This month, the MER features new Table 2.7, “U.S. Government Energy Consumption by Agency, Fiscal Years” and new Table 2.8, “U.S. Government Energy Consumption by Source, Fiscal Years.” Estimates indicate that in fiscal year 2014, the U.S. federal government consumed 941 trillion Btu of energy, a 2% decrease from the previous fiscal year.

Chinese policies aim to increase energy efficiency in buildings

Oct 26, 2015
From 1998 to 2012, the energy consumption of buildings in China grew by about 7.7% per year, much faster than China's average annual population increase, which was less than 1% per year. This consumption growth was driven by growing incomes and modernization that significantly increase the use of electricity and other forms of energy.

State Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Oct 26, 2015
These estimates of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) are based on the State Energy Data System. The state data include a summary table with total energy-related CO2 by state beginning in 1990, a table with emissions by fuel in 2013 and a table with emissions by sector in 2013. Detailed tables for individual states provide emissions by fuel and sector for data beginning in 1980. Documentation for methodology is also included on the page. For this year EIA has added files with data for all states by fuels and by sectors from 1980 to 2013.

Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions at the State Level, 2000-2013

Oct 26, 2015
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.

State Energy Data System: Jet Fuel and Lubricants Through 2014

Oct 23, 2015
Annual state-level estimates of energy consumption, prices, and expenditures for jet fuel and lubricants.

United Arab Emirates plans to increase crude oil and natural gas production

Oct 23, 2015
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was the world's sixth-largest oil producer in 2014, and the second-largest producer of petroleum and other liquids in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), behind only Saudi Arabia. Because the prospects for further oil discoveries in the UAE are low, the UAE is relying on the application of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques in mature oil fields to increase production.

India aims to reduce high electricity transmission and distribution system losses

Oct 22, 2015
Despite considerable improvement since the turn of the century, India has one of the highest levels of electricity transmission and distribution (T&D) losses in the world. T&D losses represent electricity that is generated but does not reach intended customers. India's T&D losses are almost 20% of generation, more than twice the world average and nearly three times as large as T&D losses in the United States.

Prime Supplier Report

Oct 22, 2015
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through August 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.

Exelon-Pepco merger could create largest U.S. electric utility

Oct 21, 2015
The proposed merger of Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings Inc. would, if approved, create the largest electric utility holding company in the United States as measured by number of customers. The combined 8.5 million customers served by the new Exelon would surpass the number of customers served by the next-largest utility holding company, Duke Energy, which merged with Progress Energy in 2012

Form EIA-860 and Form 861, 2014 final data

Oct 21, 2015
The electricity Form EIA-860, Form EIA-861, and Electric Sales, Revenue, and Average Price files have been updated with final 2014 data.

Refinery Outages: Fourth-Quarter 2015

Oct 21, 2015
This report examines U.S. refinery outages planned for the fourth quarter of 2015 and the implications for available refinery capacity, petroleum product markets, and supply of gasoline, diesel fuel, and heating oil. Dissemination of such analyses can be beneficial to market participants who may otherwise be unable to access such information.

EIA celebrates World Statistics Day with an energy statistics quiz

Oct 20, 2015
As the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is participating in World Statistics Day. Sponsored by the United Nations Statistical Commission, World Statistics Day promotes better understanding of statistics among the general public and policymakers worldwide.

Qatar Country Analysis Brief

Oct 20, 2015
Qatar is the largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world. The country’s exports of LNG, crude oil, and petroleum products provide a significant portion of government revenues.

Indonesia has significant potential to increase geothermal electricity production

Oct 19, 2015
Indonesia ranked third in the world in both geothermal electricity production and geothermal generating capacity in 2014, behind only the United States and the Philippines. The country is located at the convergence of several tectonic plates in Southeast Asia, giving it significant geothermal potential, although most of its potential reserves remain unexplored.

Norway's oil production increases, but new investment is declining

Oct 16, 2015
Norwegian petroleum and other liquids production, which had been declining since 2001, increased in 2014 and will likely continue increasing in 2015. The production growth in 2014 was mainly the result of new fields coming online, but also included a small increase in output from existing fields. Production has continued to grow in the first half of 2015 and is expected to remain relatively stable over the next few years as growth from new fields balances declines from older fields.

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