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October 6, 2015

Household heating costs are expected to be lower than previous two winters

September 17, 2015

Coal use in China is slowing

September 16, 2015

Recent statistical revisions suggest higher historical coal consumption in China

September 15, 2015

U.S. job market and automotive sales trends support growth in gasoline use

September 11, 2015

Natural gas use features two seasonal peaks per year

August 25, 2015

India’s coal industry in flux as government sets ambitious coal production targets

July 23, 2015

Average diesel retail price below gasoline price for first time in six years

July 8, 2015

Net petroleum product exports continue to increase

July 2, 2015

Fossil fuels have made up at least 80% of U.S. fuel mix since 1900

May 29, 2015

Bulk chemical feedstock use a key part of increasing industrial energy demand

May 28, 2015

Renewables share of U.S. energy consumption highest since 1930s

May 18, 2015

Nonpetroleum share of transportation energy at highest level since 1954

May 6, 2015

EIA’s CBECS is the nation's only comprehensive survey of commercial buildings

May 4, 2015

Natural gas, renewables projected to provide larger shares of electricity generation

April 29, 2015

U.S. energy demand slows except for industrial, commercial sectors

March 2, 2015

Voluntary agreement continues to reduce energy consumption of television set-top boxes

February 18, 2015

Energy efficiency improvements have largely offset effect of more, larger homes

February 17, 2015

Proposed efficiency standard may eliminate noncondensing gas furnaces

February 5, 2015

Defense Department energy use falls to lowest level since at least 1975

February 4, 2015

Energy consumption by U.S. government at lowest level since at least 1975

October 21, 2014

Consumer energy expenditures are roughly 5% of disposable income, below long-term average

October 17, 2014

Energy for growing and harvesting crops is a large component of farm operating costs

October 10, 2014

Net energy imports as share of consumption at lowest level in 29 years

October 9, 2014

Lower petrochemical use of propane driven by wider price spread between propane and ethane

October 2, 2014

Propane use for crop drying depends on weather and corn markets as well as crop size

September 25, 2014

Everywhere but Northeast, fewer homes choose natural gas as heating fuel

September 11, 2014

Despite decline in some regions, world oil consumption still seen rising

September 10, 2014

EIA's forecast of 2014 gasoline use has risen 2 billion gallons (1.6%) in past 10 months

August 19, 2014

Hawaii and U.S. Territories aim to increase fuel diversity with LNG imports

August 13, 2014

Steam coal imports remain down sharply from historic high in 2007

August 1, 2014

Metal-based durables manufacturers are fueled by electricity and natural gas

July 18, 2014

Light-duty vehicles’ share of transportation energy use is projected to fall

June 2, 2014

Domestic production satisfies 84% of total U.S. energy demand in 2013

May 16, 2014

Norway supplies more than 20% of Europe’s natural gas needs

May 14, 2014

China produces and consumes almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined

April 21, 2014

Extending residential energy policies affects some end uses more than others

April 16, 2014

Personal travel growth significantly influences projected transportation energy demand

April 2, 2014

Net energy imports in 2013 lowest in more than 20 years

March 25, 2014

Coal supplies at electric power plants drawn down in cold weather

March 19, 2014

LED bulb efficiency expected to continue improving as cost declines

March 18, 2014

Biofuels production drives growth in overall biomass energy use over past decade

February 28, 2014

Net crude and petroleum products imports fell relative to other major net import flows

February 25, 2014

Oil net imports have declined since 2011, with their value falling slower than volume

February 24, 2014

Energy trade is a key part of overall U.S. trade flows

January 28, 2014

Most homes have central thermostats on heating and cooling equipment

January 16, 2014

Spot coal price trends vary across key basins during 2013

January 14, 2014

U.S. boosts natural gas output and use since 2005, while OECD Europe scales back

December 19, 2013

State Energy Profiles enhanced and renewables sections added

December 16, 2013

Increased tight oil production, vehicle efficiency reduce petroleum and liquid imports

December 5, 2013

Gas furnace efficiency has large implications for residential natural gas use

December 4, 2013

Natural gas use for power generation falls as industrial sector's use continues to rise

December 3, 2013

Future world energy demand driven by trends in developing countries

October 25, 2013

Waste fuels are a significant energy source for U.S. manufacturers

September 27, 2013

Multiple factors push Western Europe to use less natural gas and more coal

August 26, 2013

World petroleum use sets record high in 2012 despite declines in North America and Europe

August 21, 2013

Glass manufacturing is an energy-intensive industry mainly fueled by natural gas

August 19, 2013

EIA publishes state fact sheets on residential energy consumption and characteristics

August 15, 2013

The South anchors growth in use of electricity for air conditioning since 1993

July 26, 2013

Coal market fundamentals changed, yet spot prices remained stable

July 25, 2013

EIA projects world energy consumption will increase 56% by 2040

July 15, 2013

Petroleum products demand data revised at regional level

July 5, 2013

Food and paper account for 3.4% of nation’s energy use

July 3, 2013

Energy sources have changed throughout the history of the United States

July 1, 2013

The cement industry is the most energy intensive of all manufacturing industries

June 26, 2013

Metallurgical industries are key parts of energy-intensive manufacturing

June 20, 2013

Industrial sector natural gas use rising

June 18, 2013

Apartments in buildings with 5 or more units use less energy than other home types

June 11, 2013

EIA’s 2013 Energy Conference next week will look at U.S. and global energy challenges

June 4, 2013

Bulk chemicals industry uses 5% of U.S. energy

May 3, 2013

Transportation fuel use is a key factor in the outlook for U.S. oil imports

April 30, 2013

Extending current energy policies would reduce U.S. energy use, carbon dioxide emissions

April 26, 2013

Sanctions reduced Iran's oil exports and revenues in 2012

April 18, 2013

Lower residential energy use reduces home energy expenditures as share of household income

April 17, 2013

Abundant U.S. supply, low demand could cut dependence on liquid fuel imports

April 12, 2013

Winter natural gas price spikes in New England spur generation from other fuels

April 10, 2013

Average summer gasoline prices expected to be slightly lower than in 2012

April 5, 2013

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions declined in 2012

April 2, 2013

Sales of specialty incandescent bulbs decline despite exemption from efficiency standards

March 22, 2013

U.S. economy and electricity demand growth are linked, but relationship is changing

March 13, 2013

U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico reach record high in 2012

March 7, 2013

Heating and cooling no longer majority of U.S. home energy use

March 6, 2013

Two perspectives on household electricity use

March 1, 2013

U.S. energy intensity projected to continue its steady decline through 2040

February 15, 2013

EIA now delivers monthly electricity data in interactive data browser

February 12, 2013

Newer U.S. homes are 30% larger but consume about as much energy as older homes

February 4, 2013

U.S. household expenditures for gasoline account for nearly 4% of pretax income

January 29, 2013

China consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined

December 18, 2012

Energy Perspectives: Industrial and transportation sectors lead energy use by sector

December 14, 2012

Energy Perspectives: Fossil fuels dominate U.S. energy consumption

December 12, 2012

Energy Perspectives: The United States has a varied and complex energy flow chart

November 29, 2012

Canada Week: Canada is a declining market for U.S. coal

November 16, 2012

Population shifts across U.S. regions affect overall heating and cooling needs

November 6, 2012

Illinois coal production pushes Illinois Basin production above five-year range

October 22, 2012

Explore EIA’s new state energy portal

September 25, 2012

Industries consumed more than 30% of U.S. energy in 2011

September 21, 2012

Economic growth continues to drive China's growing need for energy

September 10, 2012

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions down in 2011

September 7, 2012

Natural gas demand at power plants was high in summer 2012

August 24, 2012

Heating fuel choice shows electricity and natural gas roughly equal in newer homes

August 23, 2012

Large hospitals tend to be energy-intensive

August 16, 2012

Energy needed to produce aluminum

August 14, 2012

U.S. total motor gasoline exports down slightly from last year but still at high levels

August 13, 2012

Estimated U.S. gasoline consumption low compared to five-year average

August 9, 2012

Average spot natural gas prices declined during the first half of 2012

August 3, 2012

Fuel economy standards have affected vehicle efficiency

June 27, 2012

Extension and expansion of efficiency programs could reduce U.S. total energy usage

June 22, 2012

Significant potential for plug-in vehicles exists in U.S. housing stock

June 13, 2012

High airline jet fuel costs prompt cost-saving measures

June 6, 2012

Residential Energy Consumption Survey data show decreased energy consumption per household

June 1, 2012

Reserve electric generating capacity helps keep the lights on

May 31, 2012

Coal stockpiles above five-year range in first quarter of 2012

May 16, 2012

Natural gas consumption reflects shifting sectoral patterns

May 10, 2012

Over the past decade, lighting became more efficient across all sectors

April 26, 2012

U.S. summer gasoline demand expected to be at 11-year low

April 25, 2012

U.S. coal consumption fell while exports increased during the fourth quarter of 2011

April 18, 2012

Sulfur content of heating oil to be reduced in northeastern states

April 13, 2012

Price ratio of crude oil to natural gas continues to increase

April 12, 2012

Global natural gas consumption doubled from 1980 to 2010

March 29, 2012

EIA projects lower coal use by U.S. power sector in 2012

March 27, 2012

Nearly 69% of U.S. crude oil imports originated from five countries in 2011

March 8, 2012

U.S. household winter natural gas heating expenditures expected to be lowest since 2002-03

March 2, 2012

Electricity's share of U.S. delivered energy has risen significantly since 1950

March 1, 2012

Review of developments in crude oil and product markets over the past two months

February 24, 2012

Asia is the world's largest petroleum consumer

February 15, 2012

Warm weather, low natural gas prices hold down wholesale power prices this winter

February 13, 2012

U.S. coal production rises slightly in 2011 amid lower domestic demand and higher exports

January 26, 2012

Domestic supply of liquid fuels projected to increase, resulting in fewer imports

January 24, 2012

U.S. energy use projected to grow slowly and become less carbon-intensive

January 23, 2012

EIA issues AEO2012 Early Release

December 20, 2011

Rising Asian demand drives global coal consumption growth

December 16, 2011

Gas use for power generation leads increase in natural gas use in 2010

December 9, 2011

Residual fuel consumption in the U.S. continues to decline

December 6, 2011

Electricity demand changes in predictable patterns

December 2, 2011

Light bulb standards begin taking effect in 2012

November 28, 2011

Beyond natural gas and electricity; more than 10% of U.S. homes use heating oil or propane

November 21, 2011

Electric systems respond quickly to the sudden loss of supply or demand

November 17, 2011

Over half the cooling systems at U.S. electric power plants reuse water

November 14, 2011

Strong finish to 2011 natural gas storage injection season on Oct. 31

November 10, 2011

Renewable energy is used in all sectors of the U.S. economy

October 21, 2011

Flattening of per-capita residential energy consumption reflects multiple factors

September 14, 2011

Growth slows in U.S. ethanol production and consumption

September 12, 2011

Purchase of newer refrigerators slows during economic downturn

August 26, 2011

EIA updates mapping tool relating hurricane path to energy infrastructure

August 19, 2011

U.S. natural gas consumption for electric power tops industrial consumption

August 18, 2011

Mid-summer heat pushes up natural gas use at electric power plants

August 12, 2011

EIA's SEDS provides detailed data on energy use and expenditures by State

August 11, 2011

Consumption of alternative transportation fuels held steady in 2009

August 10, 2011

Number of alternative fuel vehicles in vehicle fleets increased in 2009

August 8, 2011

High temperatures drove record electricity demand and very high wholesale prices in Texas

August 3, 2011

Average wholesale natural gas prices mostly down during first-half of 2011

August 1, 2011

Ranking of renewable energy and nuclear energy use varies by sector

July 25, 2011

Four regional transmission organizations set new or nearly broke demand records last week

July 1, 2011

Natural gas consumption has two peaks each year

June 8, 2011

Electric generators' roles vary due to daily and seasonal variation in demand

May 6, 2011

U.S. households increase use of consumer electronics

May 3, 2011

Continuation and expansion of efficiency programs could mitigate carbon dioxide emissions

May 2, 2011

Additional appliance standards could significantly reduce residential energy use

April 25, 2011

Natural gas production/consumption retrospective 2010

April 21, 2011

Vehicle use varies across U.S. regions

April 19, 2011

Residential energy survey provides greater detail on many more States

April 13, 2011

The outlook for transportation fuel markets this summer

April 11, 2011

U.S. households are incorporating energy–efficient features

April 1, 2011

U.S. natural gas imports fall for third year in a row

March 23, 2011

Incandescent bulbs still play a role in the future of lighting

March 15, 2011

Advanced electric meter installations rising in homes and businesses

February 24, 2011

Gasoline product supplied may reflect snowstorm effects on driving

February 16, 2011

U.S. exports of coking coal were nearly triple U.S. consumption in 2010

February 15, 2011

Demand response can lower electric power load when needed

February 10, 2011

EIA projects rapid growth in unconventional vehicle sales

February 9, 2011

History of energy consumption in the United States, 1775–2009

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