What's New

Short-Term Energy Outlook ›

February 9

Drilling Productivity Report ›

February 8

PADD 1 and PADD 3 Transportation Fuels Markets ›

February 3

More ›

Coming Up

Annual Coal Distribution Report ›
Electric Power Annual ›
Annual Coal Report ›
More ›

Posted February 10, 2016Today in Energy

U.S. mining and exploration investment declined 35% in 2015 ›

Mining and exploration investment declined 35% in 2015, the second largest year-over-year decline since the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis began reporting the series in 1948. Most mining and exploration investment reflects petroleum exploration and development, but the category also includes natural gas, coal, and other minerals. More

Source: EIA, based on U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis


Electricity Data Browser

Electricity Data Browser ›

Provides comprehensive government information and statistics about the U.S. electricity sector.

Excel Add-in

Register now ›

Early bird registration is now open for the 2016 EIA Energy Conference. Register by February 29 and save $50.

U.S. Energy Mapping System

U.S. Energy Mapping System ›

Rankings, layers of energy information, and state comparisons

Data Highlights

WTI crude oil futures price

2/9/2016: $27.94/bbl

down$1.94 from week earlier
down$24.92 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

2/9/2016: $2.098/mmBtu

up$0.073 from week earlier
down$0.499 from year earlier

Retail heating oil price

2/8/2016: $2.092 /gal

up$0.01 from week earlier
down$0.819 from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

2/5/2016: 502.0 mmbbl

down0.8 mmbbl from week earlier
up84.0 mmbbl from year earlier

Weekly coal production

1/30/2016: 13.611 million tons

up0.550 million tons from week earlier
down6.837 million tons from year earlier


Short-Term Energy Outlook

Annual Energy Outlook

International Energy Outlook

Learn About Energy

Energy Explained

Energy in Brief

Frequently Asked Questions

Small image of Energy Kids banner with host Energy Ant