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Wholesale Electricity and Natural Gas Market Data

Oct 27, 2016

Wholesale market data for natural gas and electric power are now available and updated through October 25, 2016. Data contain peak prices, volumes, and the number of transactions at eight selected ICE (IntercontinentalExchange) electricity trading hubs and eight corresponding natural gas hubs covering most regions of the United States.

Wind generation share exceeded 10% in 11 states in 2015

Oct 26, 2016

In 2015, 11 states generated at least 10% of their total electricity from wind. As recently as 2010, only three states had at least a 10% wind share. Iowa had the largest wind generation share, at 31.3%, and South Dakota (25.5%) and Kansas (23.9%) had wind generation shares higher than 20%. Two additional states, Texas and New Mexico, are on track to surpass a 10% wind generation share in 2016, based on data through July.

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Offshore production nearly 30% of global crude oil output in 2015

Oct 25, 2016
Global offshore oil production in 2015 was at the highest level since 2010, and accounted for nearly 30% of total global crude oil production. Offshore oil production increased in both 2014 and 2015, reversing consecutive annual declines from 2010 to 2013. Production from onshore tight oil plays has increased faster over the past several years and accounts for an increasing amount of total oil production.

Russia Country Analysis Brief

Oct 25, 2016
Russia is the world’s largest producer of crude oil (including lease condensate) and the second-largest producer of dry natural gas. Russia also produces significant amounts of coal. Russia’s economy is highly dependent on its hydrocarbons, and oil and natural gas revenues account for more than 40% of the federal budget revenues.

Electricity Monthly Update

Oct 25, 2016
This issue contains data for August 2016 as well as a feature article about the differences in the energy source mixes in the three contiguous U.S. electricity grids.

Electric Power Monthly

Oct 25, 2016
Data in the October 2016 Electric Power Monthly (EPM ) are for August 2016, during which net generation in the United States rose 4.4 percent from the August 2015 level. Consumption of coal for power generation fell 0.2 percent compared to August 2015. The average retail price of electricity for August 2016 was down 0.3 percent from what it had been in August 2015.

Prime Supplier Report

Oct 24, 2016
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through August 2016 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.

Short positions in U.S. crude oil futures held by producers, merchants at nine-year high

Oct 24, 2016
Short positions in West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures contracts held by producers or merchants totaled more than 540,000 contracts as of October 11, 2016, the most since 2007, according to data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

U.S. crude oil imports increase during first half of 2016, the first increase since 2010

Oct 21, 2016
U.S. gross crude oil imports increased by 528,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 7%, during the first half of 2016 compared to the first half of 2015. This increase reverses a multiyear trend of decreasing U.S. crude oil imports as a result of increasing U.S. production.

State Energy Data System: Jet Fuel and Lubricants Through 2015

Oct 21, 2016
Annual state-level estimates of energy consumption, prices, and expenditures for jet fuel and lubricants.

Within the past 30 days

State Energy Profiles: New monthly and annual data for all states and updated Quick Facts and analytical narratives for three states

Oct 20, 2016
New July and August 2016 monthly data are available for electricity, petroleum, natural gas, and coal, and new 2015 annual data are available natural gas production and population. The profiles also feature analytical narratives and Quick Facts for Alaska, California, and Hawaii.

Low oil prices have affected Russian petroleum companies and government revenues

Oct 20, 2016
Russian federal revenue from oil and natural gas production has declined significantly in response to low oil prices. However, Russian oil and natural gas companies’ capital investment programs have been less affected, if at all. Russia’s two main hydrocarbon taxes are calculated by formulas that result in lower tax rates at lower crude oil prices.

Over past decade, Mountain region states have used less coal for electricity generation

Oct 19, 2016
Coal has long been the dominant source of electricity generation in the Mountain Census division. In the eight Mountain states, coal-fired power generation made up almost 50% of the region’s total generation in 2015, compared to the national average of 33%. A decade ago, coal’s share in Mountain states was even higher, at 63%.

The world's nine largest operating power plants are hydroelectric facilities

Oct 18, 2016
An estimated 62,500 power plants are operating around the world, with a total installed generating capacity of more than 6,000 gigawatts (GW) in 2015. The nine largest operating power plants in the world by capacity are all hydroelectric power plants.

Drilling Productivity Report

Oct 17, 2016
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.

Hurricane Matthew caused millions of customers to go without power

Oct 17, 2016
Hurricane Matthew resulted in temporary electricity outages for millions of customers along the southern Atlantic Coast. Matthew was a Category 3 hurricane when it hit the east coast of Florida, just north of the St. Lucie Nuclear Plant, on Thursday, October 6.

Recovering and recycling paper has saved energy

Oct 14, 2016
The recovery, or recycling, of paper and paperboard has increased from 34% of supply in 1990 to 67% of supply in 2015. Most of this recovered paper is consumed in the United States, but some is exported. Based on data from the American Forest and Paper Association, domestic consumption of recovered paper at U.S. mills increased to 31 million tons in 2015, while net recovered paper exports increased to 21 million tons.

Winter heating bills likely to increase, but still remain below recent winters

Oct 13, 2016
Most U.S. households can expect higher heating expenditures this winter (October through March) compared with last winter, according to EIA's Winter Fuels Outlook. Winter heating expenditures for most fuels were especially low last winter, when energy prices were relatively low and warm weather reduced heating demand to the lowest level nationally in at least 25 years.

Preliminary estimates show that U.S. manufacturing energy consumption increased between 2010 and 2014

Oct 13, 2016
Preliminary estimates for the 2014 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS) show that the total U.S. manufacturing energy consumption increased about 3.7% between 2010 and 2014. This is the first measured 4-year increase in manufacturing energy consumption since 2002. More detailed data tables and analysis of the 2014 MECS will be released in 2017.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Oct 13, 2016
Based on feedback from our readers, EIA has changed the focus and organization of the Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) analysis text and web page, beginning this month. All forecast tables and charts remain the same. The text of the report now includes expanded analysis of current developments in oil and natural gas markets.

Energy-related CO2 emissions for first six months of 2016 are lowest since 1991

Oct 12, 2016
U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions totaled 2,530 million metric tons in the first six months of 2016. This was the lowest emissions level for the first six months of the year since 1991, as mild weather and changes in the fuels used to generate electricity contributed to the decline in energy-related emissions.

On Thursday, EIA's weekly crude oil inventory will be presented without lease stocks

Oct 11, 2016
Starting with the Weekly Petroleum Status Report (WPSR) published on Thursday, October 13, the U.S. Energy Information Administration will no longer include crude oil lease stocks in U.S. total commercial crude oil inventory data. Crude oil lease stocks refer to oil (currently about 31 million barrels' worth) that is stored in tanks at sites across the United States where producers are drilling on leased land. Lease stocks are not yet available for commercial use, and in many cases, operators do not count them as production until the oil is transferred off the lease.

Hurricane Matthew may cause problems for East Coast energy infrastructure

Oct 7, 2016
Hurricane Matthew is expected to make landfall in Florida as a Category 3 storm Friday morning. The storm is on track to move north along the East Coast as far as North Carolina this weekend, potentially bringing torrential rainfall, storm surges, and flooding to the region.

2015 Electric Sales, Revenue, and Average Price Data

Oct 6, 2016
This report contains data on electricity sales, revenue, and prices for all 50 states and the District of Columbia spreadsheets with retail sales and revenue data from the 2015 Form EIA-861

U.S. residential electricity prices decline for the first time in many years

Oct 6, 2016
During the first six months of 2016, residential customers paid on average 12.4 cents per kilowatthour (kWh), or 0.7% lower than the same period last year. If this trend continues for the rest of 2016, annual average residential electricity prices would decline for the first time since 2002.

Office buildings with data centers use significantly more electricity than other offices

Oct 5, 2016
Data from the most recent Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) show that office buildings with data centers have significantly higher computing, cooling, and total electricity intensity (consumption per square foot) than office buildings without data centers.

Growth in propane exports drove U.S. petroleum product export growth in first half of 2016

Oct 4, 2016
In the first half of 2016, the United States exported 4.7 million barrels per day (b/d) of petroleum products, an increase of 500,000 b/d over the first half of 2015 and almost 10 times the crude oil export volume. While U.S. exports of distillate and gasoline increased by 50,000 b/d and nearly 140,000 b/d, respectively, propane exports increased by more than 230,000 b/d. Propane surpassed motor gasoline to become the second-largest U.S. petroleum product export, after distillate.

California program encourages adoption of zero-emissions vehicles

Oct 3, 2016
California's Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program is expected to increase sales of electric, plug-in hybrid, and other alternative light-duty vehicles in the United States. The ZEV program is administered by the California Air Resource Board and affects model year 2018 and later vehicles, requiring automakers to earn credits for alternative fueled vehicles based on a percentage of their sales in California.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Oct 3, 2016
The October 2016 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through July 2016, 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 monthly data show prices for crude oil and many finished petroleum products fell in July. At the national level, Prime Supplier data show sales of gasoline, kerosene-type jet fuel, and distillate fuels declined from June levels. Additionally, updated state motor fuels tax information is available on the PMM website.

Pipeline disruption leads to record gasoline stock changes in Southeast, Gulf Coast

Sep 30, 2016
The outage of Colonial Pipeline Line 1 between September 9 and September 21 resulted in record changes in motor gasoline stocks in both the Lower Atlantic and Gulf Coast states during the week ending September 16. Colonial's Line 1 is the largest gasoline supply pipeline linking the Gulf Coast—home to roughly half of the nation's refining capacity—to the Lower Atlantic, a major demand region that has no petroleum refineries.

Petroleum Supply Annual, Volume 2

Sep 30, 2016
Final monthly statistics for the supply and disposition of crude oil and petroleum products.

Petroleum Supply Annual, Volume 1

Sep 30, 2016
Final annual data for the supply and disposition of crude oil and petroleum products.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Sep 30, 2016
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.

Crude Oil Imports From Persian Gulf

Sep 30, 2016
It should be noted that several factors influence the source of a company's crude oil imports. For example, a company like Motiva, which is partly owned by Saudi Refining Inc., would be expected to import a large percentage from the Persian Gulf, while Citgo Petroleum Corporation, which is owned by the Venezuelan state oil company, would not be expected to import a large percentage from the Persian Gulf, since most of their imports likely come from Venezuela. In addition, other factors that influence a specific company's sources of crude oil imports would include the characteristics of various crude oils as well as a company's economic needs. While, in general, crude oil is fungible, i.e., one crude oil can be substituted for another, many refineries are optimized by refining crude oil with specific qualities (e.g., the API gravity, the amount of sulfur in the crude oil, etc.). Also, depending on the global crude oil market condition at the time, the price difference between heavy and light crude oils varies, thus changing the economic dynamics for different refineries. Therefore, many factors determine the source of a company's crude oil imports.

Company Level Imports

Sep 30, 2016
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

Sep 30, 2016
Monthly data on rail movements of crude oil have been updated for July 2016. 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

Sep 30, 2016
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for July 2016. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

Sep 30, 2016
These monthly production estimates are based on data from the EIA-914, Monthly Crude Oil, Lease Condensate, and Natural Gas Production Report.

Natural Gas Annual

Sep 30, 2016
• The 2015 Natural Gas Annual shows record U.S. natural gas production levels for the fifth consecutive year and record consumption levels for the sixth consecutive year. • Domestic dry natural gas production of 27.1 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), or 74.1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), in 2015 was 4.5% above the 2014 level. For the third consecutive year, Pennsylvania saw the largest total gain in annual production, increasing from 11.56 Bcf/d in 2014 to 13.04 Bcf/d in 2015. Production in Ohio increased the most, percentage-wise, of any state, for the second consecutive year. Dry natural gas production in Ohio rose more than 99%, from 1.31 Bcf/d in 2014 to 2.62 Bcf/d in 2015. • Deliveries to consumers of natural gas in 2015 were a record level of 25.1 Tcf, or 68.6 Bcf/d, an increase of 2.8% from 2014 deliveries. Deliveries to the electric power sector increased by 18.7% in 2015 to a record level of 26.5 Bcf/d. Deliveries of natural gas used as vehicle fuel also increased (by 11.6%) in 2015. Increases in these two sectors were offset by decreases in deliveries to the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, which dropped by 9.4%, 7.7%, and 1.5%, respectively, from 2014 levels. • In 2015, U.S. natural gas imports increased year-to-year for the first time since 2007. Total imports of natural gas in 2015 were 2,718 Bcf, an increase of 0.8% from 2014. Exports of natural gas increased year-to-year for the first time since 2012, from 1,514 Bcf in 2014 to 1,783 Bcf in 2015, an increase of 17.8%.

Natural Gas Monthly

Sep 30, 2016
The September Natural Gas Monthly, with data through July 2016, has been released. • This issue contains extensive revisions to data for 2014, 2015, and year-to-date 2016 as a result of benchmarking to annual data published in the Natural Gas Annual 2015. These revisions primarily apply to statistics on production, underground storage, consumption, and prices by sector. A detailed description of the revisions and benchmarking process is provided in Appendix C of the Natural Gas Monthly. • In July 2016, for the fourth consecutive month, dry natural gas production decreased year-to-year from the same month in 2015. Preliminary dry natural gas production for July 2016 was 2,213 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 71.4 Bcf/day. This level was a 2.9 Bcf/day (3.9%) decrease from the revised July 2015 level of 74.3 Bcf/day. • Preliminary dry natural gas consumption for July 2016 was 2,204 Bcf, or 71.1 Bcf/day. This level was an increase of 6.1%, or 4.1 Bcf/day, from the 2,077 Bcf consumed in July 2015. • Year-over-year total consumption of dry natural gas in July increased in all four consuming sectors. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in July 2016 were as follows: o Residential deliveries in July 2016 were 108.3 Bcf, or 3.493 Bcf/day, up 0.2% from 3.486 Bcf/day in July 2015. o Commercial deliveries were 136 Bcf, or 4.4 Bcf/day, up 1.5% from 4.3 Bcf/day in July 2015. o Industrial deliveries were 624 Bcf, or 20.1 Bcf/day, up 5.2% from 19.1 Bcf/day in July 2015. Industrial deliveries were the highest for the month since EIA began tracking them in 2001. o Electric power deliveries were 1,148 Bcf, or 37.0 Bcf/day, up 8.9% from 34.0 Bcf/day in July 2015. Electric power deliveries were the highest for any month since EIA began tracking them in 2001.

United States exports distillate from the Gulf Coast while importing it on the East Coast

Sep 29, 2016
U.S. distillate exports increased 85,000 barrels per day (b/d) in 2015, reaching nearly 1.2 million b/d. Distillate exports in the first six months of 2016 have averaged 50,000 b/d more than in the first half of 2015. U.S. distillate imports, which are relatively fewer, averaged 200,000 b/d in 2015 and 157,000 b/d in the first half of 2016. Patterns of U.S. distillate trade can be explained by regional supply and demand imbalances within the East Coast and Gulf Coast regions.

Solar Photovoltaic Cell/Module Shipments Report

Sep 29, 2016
This report contains summary data for the photovoltaic industry in the United States. Data include manufacturing, imports, and exports of modules in the United States and its territories. Summary data include volumes in peak kilowatts and average prices. Where possible, imports and exports are listed by country, and shipments to the United States are listed by state.

China expected to account for more than half of world growth in nuclear power through 2040

Sep 28, 2016
EIA's International Energy Outlook 2016 (IEO2016) projects that total global nuclear generation will increase by 73% through 2040, from 2.6 trillion kilowatthours in 2015 to 4.5 trillion kilowatthours in 2040. Countries that are not a part of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (non-OECD countries) account for 86% of this increase, with China alone making up more than 54% of total growth. China's growing nuclear fleet is expected to produce more than 1.2 trillion kilowatthours of electricity annually by 2040.

Monthly Energy Review

Sep 27, 2016
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that U.S. total primary energy consumption equaled 48 quadrillion Btu in the first six months of 2016, a 2% decrease from 2015. U.S. total primary energy production totaled 42 quadrillion Btu in the first six months of 2016, a 5% decrease from the previous year.

Recent increases in global nuclear capacity led by Asia

Sep 27, 2016
Global nuclear capacity reached 383 gigawatts (GW) in 2015, driven primarily by nuclear additions in Asia. Currently, 31 countries have nuclear power programs, totaling 441 operating reactors. An additional 60 reactors are under construction in 15 countries, adding 59 GW of electricity generating capacity over the next decade. Plans to add another 90 reactors (76 GW) have been formally transmitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) by 8 countries.

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