Press Room

U.S. ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION
WASHINGTON DC 20585

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2015

EIA launches redesigned International Energy Portal

Today, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) launched a redesigned International Energy Portal to improve access to international energy data and trends in global energy markets.

"With most of the future growth in energy consumption expected to occur outside of the United States and with increasingly interconnected world energy markets, a clear perspective on the international energy landscape is critically important, and EIA's redesigned International Energy Portal makes it easier to gain insight into global energy developments," said EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski.

The expanded International Energy Portal provides:

Increased access to data. The International Energy Portal includes a powerful new data browser that includes historical information on country-level energy use dating back, in many cases, more than 30 years. The data browser provides users with the ability to view and download complete data sets for consumption, production, imports, exports, and reserves for different fuels and energy sources, as well as data for energy-related carbon dioxide emissions.

New user-driven customization. The International Energy Portal introduces many features that enable users to customize their experience with EIA's international data. For example, users can convert between U.S. and European common units of measurement for energy and can also compare data across different energy sources by converting to British thermal units, terajoules, or tons of oil equivalent. Users also have the ability to choose specific countries, regions, and data series for comparison.

New data visualization features. These features include summary graphics of the world’s top energy producers and consumers broken down by energy source. Users can also generate a variety of data visualizations to quickly see how energy production, consumption, reserves, imports, exports, and carbon dioxide emissions have changed over time.

Improved access to international analysis. The International Energy Portal links to EIA's international forecasts and projections such as EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook and International Energy Outlook. It also provides access to EIA's entire library of international reports and analysis. These include analytical documents such as Country Analysis Briefs and Country Analysis Notes that contain detailed information on more than 100 countries significant to world energy markets as well as critical issues in global energy trade, such as world oil transit chokepoints and OPEC revenues.

Enhanced data downloads. The International Energy Portal incorporates a complete application programming interface (API) that provides access to EIA's historical international data. Users can retrieve international data as it is updated, or use the EIA Excel Data Add-In tool to download the data directly into spreadsheets.

The product described in this press release was prepared by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. By law, EIA's data, analysis, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the United States Government. The views in the product and press release therefore should not be construed as representing those of the Department of Energy or other federal agencies.

EIA Press Contact: Jonathan Cogan, 202-586-8719, jonathan.cogan@eia.gov

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