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Energy in Brief articles

What's changing in East Coast fuels markets?

The U.S. East Coast petroleum product market is undergoing fundamental changes from the standpoint of supply and demand. In addition to the announced idling and potential closure of several major refineries, a number of Northeastern states plan a transition to ultra-low sulfur diesel for heating oil use beginning with New York in the summer of 2012. This article provides an overview of EIA's recent analyses related to East Coast fuels markets

EIA Report

Direct Federal Financial Interventions and Subsidies in Energy in Fiscal Year 2010

This report responds to a November 2010 request to EIA from U.S. Representatives Roscoe G. Bartlett, Marsha Blackburn, and Jason Chaffetz for an update to a 2008 report prepared by EIA that provided a snapshot of direct federal financial interventions and subsidies in energy markets in FY 2007, focusing on subsidies to electricity production. As requested, this report updates the previous report using FY 2010 data and is limited to subsidies that are provided by the Federal government, provide a financial benefit with an identifiable federal budget impact, and are specifically targeted at energy markets.


chart titled Volatility indicesMarket Prices and Uncertainty Report

Released July 8, 2014

This monthly supplement to the Short-Term Energy Outlook addresses price volatility and forecast uncertainty for crude oil and natural gas.

image of two crude oil barrelsThe Availability and Price of Petroleum and Petroleum Products Produced in Countries Other Than Iran

Released June 26, 2014

This is the latest in a series of reports to Congress 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.

image of two crude oil barrelsEnergy commodity price trends in 2012

Released January 18, 2013

This article provides an overview of key energy commodity price trends in 2012.