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Energy in Brief articles
The United States relied on net imports (imports minus exports) for about 40% of the petroleum (crude oil and petroleum products) that we consumed in 2012. Just over half of these imports came from the Western Hemisphere. Our dependence on foreign petroleum has declined since peaking in 2005.
The world oil market is complicated. Companies are often thought of as the primary actors in this market, but governments play a large role as well.
Although price levels vary over time, average retail gasoline prices are often highest in certain States or regions. Besides taxes, there are other factors that contribute to regional and even local differences in gasoline prices.
Biofuels: Ethanol and Biodiesel Explained
"Biofuels" are transportation fuels like ethanol and biodiesel that are made from biomass materials. These fuels are usually blended with the petroleum fuels — gasoline and diesel fuel, but they can also be used on their own. Using ethanol or biodiesel means we don't burn quite as much fossil fuel. Ethanol and biodiesel are usually more expensive than the fossil fuels that they replace, but they are also cleaner-burning fuels, producing fewer air pollutants.
Released August 12, 2014 | Next Release: September 9, 2014
EIA's monthly energy projections through 2015. Includes oil supply and consumption projections and price projections for crude oil, gasoline, diesel, and heating oil. The Market Prices and Uncertainty Report is a regular monthly supplement to the Short-Term Energy Outlook.
Released August 1, 2014
Monthly price and volume statistics on crude oil and petroleum products at a national, regional and state level.
Released July 31, 2014
The Monthly Biodiesel Production Report provides data on operations of the U.S. biodiesel industry.
Released July 30, 2014
Supply and disposition of crude oil, petroleum products and other liquids (including ethanol) on a national and regional level. The data series describe production, imports and exports, movements and inventories.
Released August 11, 2014 | Next Release: September 8, 2014
The Drilling Productivity Report 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 six key fields.
The 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.
Released June 25, 2014
Data series include fuel, electricity, and steam purchased for consumption at the refinery; refinery receipts of crude oil by method of transportation; and current and projected atmospheric crude oil distillation, downstream charge, and production capacities.
Released June 19, 2014
Estimations of total sales of fossil fuels from production on federal and Indian lands based on data provided by the Department of the Interior's (DOI) Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) and include sales of production from federal onshore and offshore lands, and from Indian lands.
Released May 29, 2014
This paper provides a short-term forecast of domestic production by crude type.
Released May 7 | Next Early Release: December 2014
Projections in the Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014) Reference case focus on the factors that shape U.S. energy markets through 2040.
Released April 10, 2014
Proved reserves are volumes of oil and natural gas that geological and engineering data demonstrate with reasonable certainty to be recoverable in future years from known reservoirs under existing economic and operating conditions.
What's New in Petroleum
U.S. retail gasoline prices fall as Labor Day approaches
August 29, 2014
Rail deliveries of U.S. oil continue to increase in 2014
August 28, 2014
Regular Weekly ReleasesDay of release changes on weeks with Federal holidays.
Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update
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This Week in Petroleum
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