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November 20, 2014

Oil and currency markets reflect expectations for lower global economic growth


November 5, 2014

Texas leads nation in growth in oil and natural gas production jobs during 2013


November 3, 2014

U.S. gasoline prices move with Brent rather than WTI crude oil


October 10, 2014

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


September 29, 2014

New Eagle Ford wells continue to show higher production


September 24, 2014

Saudi Arabia uses largest amount of crude oil for power generation since 2010


September 23, 2014

Higher Permian production, constrained infrastructure increase spread between WTI oil hubs


September 19, 2014

Russia looks beyond West Siberia for future oil and natural gas growth


September 17, 2014

Panama Canal expansion will allow transit of larger ships with greater volumes


September 16, 2014

Oil tanker sizes range from general purpose to ultra-large crude carriers on AFRA scale


September 15, 2014

New petroleum technology revitalizes Powder River Basin oil production


September 11, 2014

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


August 27, 2014

U.S. liquid fuels production growth more than offsets unplanned supply disruptions


August 25, 2014

Energy reform could increase Mexico’s long-term oil production by 75%


August 21, 2014

Average Brent crude oil prices trade within $5 per barrel range for 13 months in a row


August 14, 2014

India is increasingly dependent on imported fossil fuels as demand continues to rise


August 4, 2014

Bakken fuels North Dakota’s oil production growth


July 25, 2014

Biofuels are included in latest U.S. Navy fuel procurement


July 24, 2014

U.S. petroleum refineries running at record levels


July 23, 2014

Oil and natural gas sales accounted for 68% of Russia’s total export revenues in 2013


July 21, 2014

Recent improvements in petroleum trade balance mitigate U.S. trade deficit


July 17, 2014

Oil and natural gas resource categories reflect varying degrees of certainty


July 9, 2014

Six formations are responsible for surge in Permian Basin crude oil production


July 2, 2014

A perspective on U.S. gasoline prices heading into Fourth of July weekend


June 30, 2014

2014 U.S. petroleum refinery update: capacity edges up, ownership shifts


June 16, 2014

U.S. crude exports in April rise to highest level in 15 years


June 12, 2014

Gulf of Mexico 2014 production shut in by storms seen higher than last year


June 10, 2014

Crude-by-rail transportation provides Bakken Shale production access to major markets


June 5, 2014

Lower crude feedstock costs contribute to North American refinery profitability


May 28, 2014

U.S. petroleum product exports to Mexico rise while Mexican crude exports to the U.S. fall


May 27, 2014

Mexico’s energy reform seeks to reverse decline in oil production


May 15, 2014

Permian Basin drives first-quarter growth in oil-directed horizontal drilling rigs


April 25, 2014

Global upstream oil and gas spending continues to favor exploration and development


April 22, 2014

U.S. petroleum product exports increase in 2013


April 17, 2014

Gulf Coast crude oil inventories reach record level


April 16, 2014

Personal travel growth significantly influences projected transportation energy demand


April 7, 2014

Tight oil-driven production growth reduces need for U.S. oil imports


April 2, 2014

Net energy imports in 2013 lowest in more than 20 years


March 27, 2014

Crude oil inventories at Cushing, Oklahoma, hub down 32% over the past two months


March 24, 2014

China is now the world’s largest net importer of petroleum and other liquid fuels


March 11, 2014

Growth in U.S. hydrocarbon production from shale resources driven by drilling efficiency


March 4, 2014

Brent crude oil trading range in 2013 was narrowest since 2006


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


February 20, 2014

High cost, oil-fired generation creates potential for shift in Hawaiian electric sources


February 12, 2014

EIA releases assessment of short-term uncertainties for global oil supply


February 10, 2014

Eagle Ford production increasingly targets oil-rich areas


January 30, 2014

Americas are an important market for liquid fuels and natural gas trade


January 29, 2014

Ownership of U.S. petroleum refineries has changed significantly since 2000


January 22, 2014

Oil and natural gas import reliance of major economies projected to change rapidly


January 13, 2014

U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions in 2013 expected to be 2% higher than in 2012


January 10, 2014

Gasoline prices moved in tight range in 2013


January 9, 2014

U.S. crude oil production growth contributes to global oil price stability in 2013


January 6, 2014

Change in energy prices mixed in 2013 as prices of nonenergy commodities fell


January 2, 2014

Shale oil and shale gas resources are globally abundant


December 19, 2013

State Energy Profiles enhanced and renewables sections added


December 18, 2013

Petroleum's share of Florida's electric generation mix dwindles as natural gas grows


December 10, 2013

Iran’s oil exports not expected to increase significantly despite recent negotiations


November 26, 2013

Libyan crude oil production levels influence international crude oil markets


November 15, 2013

Bakken oil production forecast to top 1 million barrels per day next month


November 13, 2013

Recent production growth from presalt resources increases Brazil’s total crude output


November 6, 2013

River disruptions and strikes lower U.S. petroleum product exports to Northwest Europe


November 5, 2013

Production, depletion trends are keys to predicting natural gas and oil production


November 4, 2013

Drilling efficiency is a key driver of oil and natural gas production


November 1, 2013

Enhanced oil recovery techniques helped Oman reverse recent production declines


October 31, 2013

EIA's new map layers provide more detailed information on petroleum infrastructure


October 29, 2013

Drilling often results in both oil and natural gas production


October 28, 2013

Rethinking rig count as a predictor of natural gas production


October 22, 2013

Highlights of new Drilling Productivity Report


October 21, 2013

EIA to release new Drilling Productivity Report


October 4, 2013

U.S. expected to be largest producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2013


September 20, 2013

Oil futures price curve has steepened over the past six months


September 18, 2013

Kazakhstan consortium achieves first oil production from Kashagan field


September 12, 2013

Caspian countries are developing new oil and natural gas export capacity


September 11, 2013

Oil and natural gas production is growing in Caspian Sea region


September 10, 2013

Global crude oil supply disruptions and strong demand support high oil prices


August 30, 2013

At end of summer driving season, gasoline prices are lower than past two years


August 29, 2013

Summer maintenance affects North Sea crude oil production and prices


August 26, 2013

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


August 13, 2013

Energy commodity returns have outpaced nonenergy returns in past month


August 12, 2013

Production of fossil fuel from federal and Indian lands fell in 2012


August 9, 2013

China poised to become the world’s largest net oil importer later this year


August 8, 2013

Oil and gas industry employment growing much faster than total private sector employment


August 6, 2013

Recent gasoline prices above last year, but 2013 year-to-date average lower than 2012


August 5, 2013

Spread narrows between Brent and WTI crude oil benchmark prices


August 2, 2013

Suez Canal, Sumed Pipeline are key parts of Egypt’s role in international energy markets


July 31, 2013

U.S. biodiesel production reached a record level in May 2013


July 17, 2013

Refinery receipts of crude oil by rail, truck, and barge continue to increase


July 16, 2013

Capacity at existing U.S. refineries increases in 2013


July 15, 2013

Petroleum products demand data revised at regional level


July 12, 2013

North Dakota sees increases in real GDP per capita following Bakken production


July 10, 2013

Rail delivery of U.S. oil and petroleum products continues to increase, but pace slows


July 3, 2013

Energy sources have changed throughout the history of the United States


June 28, 2013

Price difference between Brent and WTI crude oil narrowing


June 27, 2013

Midwest gasoline prices returning to normal


June 17, 2013

Middle East leads global crude oil and condensate production; growth in North America


June 14, 2013

U.S. crude oil production could reach 10 million barrels per day by 2040


June 11, 2013

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


June 10, 2013

Shale oil and shale gas resources are globally abundant


June 5, 2013

U.S. ethanol production and the Renewable Fuel Standard RIN bank


May 31, 2013

Hurricane effects on oil and natural gas production depend on storm trajectory, strength


May 24, 2013

Gasoline prices rise in the Midwest as the summer driving season approaches


May 21, 2013

A number of western states increased oil production since 2010


May 15, 2013

Mexico Week: Crude oil moving north, products moving south characterizes U.S.-Mexico trade


May 14, 2013

Mexico Week: Lower Mexican oil production contributes to lower crude oil exports to U.S.


May 13, 2013

Mexico Week: U.S. is Mexico’s primary energy trade partner amid shifting trade dynamics


May 10, 2013

Heating oil futures contract now uses ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel


May 9, 2013

Low natural gas prices in 2012 reduced returns for some oil and gas producers


May 8, 2013

Industrial sector drives increase in North Dakota electricity sales


May 6, 2013

Price spread between regular and premium gasoline has changed over time


May 3, 2013

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


May 1, 2013

State gasoline taxes average 23.5 cents per gallon but vary widely


April 29, 2013

Date of switch to summer-grade gasoline approaches


April 26, 2013

Sanctions reduced Iran's oil exports and revenues in 2012


April 22, 2013

This year's gasoline price increase not unusual


April 19, 2013

Concentration of U.S. crude oil imports among top five suppliers highest since 1997


April 17, 2013

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


April 16, 2013

January 2013 crude oil export to China was a rare event


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 9, 2013

Catalytic reforming boosts octane for gasoline blending


April 8, 2013

Foreign investors play large role in U.S. shale industry


April 5, 2013

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions declined in 2012


April 4, 2013

The South China Sea is an important world energy trade route


April 3, 2013

Contested areas of South China Sea likely have few conventional oil and gas resources


March 27, 2013

Rising North Dakota oil production and demand spurs two new refineries


March 20, 2013

U.S. crude oil production on track to surpass imports for first time since 1995


March 19, 2013

Bakken crude oil price differential to WTI narrows over last 14 months


March 18, 2013

North Dakota oil production reaches new high in 2012, transported by trucks and railroads


March 15, 2013

Japan’s fossil-fueled generation remains high because of continuing nuclear plant outages


March 12, 2013

Syrian unrest threatens potential role as an energy transit country


March 8, 2013

New electric generators typically come online at the start of summer or in December


March 5, 2013

Saudi Arabia was world's largest petroleum producer and net exporter in 2012


February 28, 2013

U.S. crude oil production tops 7 million barrels per day, highest since December 1992


February 25, 2013

Why have gasoline prices risen since the start of the year?


February 19, 2013

Gulf Coast crude stocks generally fall sharply in December because of inventory taxes


February 13, 2013

Alkylation is an important source for octane in gasoline


February 5, 2013

Rail traffic reflects more oil production, less coal-fired electricity generation


February 4, 2013

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


February 1, 2013

Weather and other events can cause disruptions to gasoline infrastructure and supply


January 30, 2013

Stretches of Upper Mississippi River near record-low levels


January 28, 2013

Coking is a refinery process that produces 19% of finished petroleum product exports


January 22, 2013

Political risks focus attention on supply of Venezuelan oil to the United States


January 18, 2013

Hydrocracking is an important source of diesel and jet fuel


January 11, 2013

2012 Brief: Retail gasoline prices vary significantly across the country


January 10, 2013

2012 Brief: Average 2012 crude oil prices remain near 2011 levels


January 7, 2013

2012 Brief: Coal and mid-continent crude oil prices declined during 2012


December 20, 2012

U.S. could become the world’s top liquid fuels producer, but how much does it matter?


December 18, 2012

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


December 17, 2012

Energy Perspectives: United States energy imports decline while energy exports increase


December 14, 2012

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


December 11, 2012

Fluid catalytic cracking is an important step in producing gasoline


December 10, 2012

Vacuum distillation is a key part of the petroleum refining process


December 4, 2012

U.S. monthly crude oil production reaches highest level since 1998


November 28, 2012

Canada Week: Canada is the leading supplier of crude oil to the United States


November 26, 2012

Canada Week: The United States and Canada share the world’s most significant energy trade


November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving gasoline prices slightly above last year’s level


November 20, 2012

Rig count in Utica Shale doubles from year ago


November 8, 2012

Non-OPEC oil supply outages remain above year-ago level


November 5, 2012

EIA initiates daily gasoline availability survey for metropolitan New York


October 12, 2012

New application of existing techniques in old fields helps Russia increase oil production


October 11, 2012

Petroleum refineries vary by level of complexity


October 9, 2012

EIA improves state-level monthly oil production estimates with up to 10 years of revisions


October 5, 2012

Territorial disputes hamper exploration and production of resources in the East China Sea


September 28, 2012

Increases in oil prices affect broader measures of inflation


September 27, 2012

Iraqi crude oil production approaching highest level in decades


September 26, 2012

Attributes of crude oil at U.S. refineries vary by region


September 24, 2012

EIA improves its monthly propane imports series


September 21, 2012

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


September 14, 2012

Projected Alaska North Slope oil production at risk beyond 2025 if oil prices drop sharply


August 24, 2012

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


August 21, 2012

Crude oil prices peaked early in 2012


August 17, 2012

Electric generator dispatch depends on system demand and the relative cost of operation


August 15, 2012

North Dakota crude oil production continues to rise


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 7, 2012

EIA has updated Gulf of Mexico energy statistics


August 6, 2012

Biodiesel demand estimates now provided in petroleum supply and demand balances


August 2, 2012

U.S. proved reserves increased sharply in 2010


August 1, 2012

U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions in early 2012 lowest since 1992


July 26, 2012

Rail deliveries of oil and petroleum products up 38% in first half of 2012


July 20, 2012

Geology and technology drive estimates of technically recoverable resources


July 19, 2012

Much of the country’s refinery capacity is concentrated along the Gulf Coast


July 18, 2012

April 2012 sets U.S. monthly record for distillate net exports


July 16, 2012

Crude oils have different quality characteristics


July 13, 2012

Competition among fuels for power generation driven by changes in fuel prices


July 10, 2012

Rising production in the Permian basin


July 5, 2012

Crude oil distillation and the definition of refinery capacity


June 28, 2012

AEO2012 considers three cases for the future of world oil prices


June 26, 2012

Drop in U.S. gasoline prices reflects decline in crude oil costs


June 21, 2012

North American spot crude oil benchmarks likely diverging due to bottlenecks


June 15, 2012

Working crude oil storage capacity at Cushing, Oklahoma rises


June 13, 2012

High airline jet fuel costs prompt cost-saving measures


June 12, 2012

Delta Air Lines plans to increase jet fuel yield at Trainer refinery


June 8, 2012

U.S. crude oil production in first quarter of 2012 highest in 14 years


June 4, 2012

NOAA predicts a near-normal 2012 Atlantic hurricane season


May 30, 2012

Japan’s use of thermal generation is up since March 2011 due to nuclear plant outages


May 25, 2012

Asian demand spurs U.S. net exports of petroleum coke to higher levels in early 2012


May 24, 2012

OPEC spare capacity in the first quarter of 2012 at lowest level since 2008


May 7, 2012

EIA publishes monthly biodiesel production data for 2010 and 2011


May 4, 2012

A Clean Energy Standard could reduce power sector carbon dioxide emissions


April 26, 2012

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


April 20, 2012

What are natural gas liquids and how are they used?


April 17, 2012

Williston Basin crude oil production and takeaway capacity are increasing


April 13, 2012

Price ratio of crude oil to natural gas continues to increase


April 11, 2012

State-level retail gasoline taxes vary significantly


April 10, 2012

U.S. imports of Nigerian crude oil have continued to decline in 2012


April 6, 2012

Regional differences for cost of crude oil to refiners widened in 2011


April 5, 2012

Spot crude prices near 12-month high; natural gas and power prices near 12-month low


April 4, 2012

Cushing crude oil inventories rising in 2012


March 28, 2012

On a euro basis, Brent crude oil spot price surpasses prior record high


March 27, 2012

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


March 21, 2012

Updated weekly gasoline export estimates affect year-over-year gasoline demand comparisons


March 20, 2012

Refinery utilization rates react to economics in 2011


March 19, 2012

U.S. crude oil imports drop to lowest level since 1999 as domestic oil production rises


March 14, 2012

Five states accounted for about 56% of total U.S. crude oil production in 2011


March 7, 2012

U.S. petroleum product exports exceeded imports in 2011 for first time in over six decades


March 6, 2012

Record U.S. ethanol exports in 2011 help offset Brazil's production decline


March 2, 2012

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


February 29, 2012

WTI discount to Brent and premium to Bakken both rising in early 2012


February 24, 2012

Asia is the world's largest petroleum consumer


February 14, 2012

Retail gasoline prices in the Rocky Mountains fall as U.S. average prices rise


February 8, 2012

Tight oil, Gulf of Mexico deepwater drive projected increases in U.S. crude oil production


February 7, 2012

PADD regions enable regional analysis of petroleum product supply and movements


January 26, 2012

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


January 25, 2012

From 1980 to 2010, most regions contributed to growth in global crude oil production


January 24, 2012

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


January 23, 2012

EIA issues AEO2012 Early Release


January 20, 2012

Arctic oil and natural gas resources


January 17, 2012

Distillate yields at U.S. refineries are rising


January 13, 2012

2011 Brief: U.S. average gasoline and diesel prices over $3 per gallon throughout 2011


January 12, 2012

2011 Brief: Brent crude oil averages over $100 per barrel in 2011


January 9, 2012

2011 Brief: Energy commodity price trends varied widely during 2011


January 6, 2012

U.S. refineries and blenders produced record amounts of distillate fuels


December 13, 2011

Most generator retirements over the past decade were older natural gas-fired units


December 9, 2011

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


December 8, 2011

Gasoline with higher ethanol content getting closer to U.S. drivers' fuel tanks


December 5, 2011

Spread between WTI and Brent prices narrows on signs of easing transportation constraints


November 28, 2011

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


November 22, 2011

North Dakota's oil production has more than quadrupled since 2005


November 16, 2011

Rail delivery of crude oil and petroleum products rising


November 3, 2011

Trends in Eagle Ford drilling highlight the search for oil and natural gas liquids


November 2, 2011

Bakken formation oil and gas drilling activity mirrors development in the Barnett


October 31, 2011

3:2:1 Crack spreads based on WTI & LLS crude oils have diverged in 2011


October 28, 2011

Household heating fuels vary across the country


October 27, 2011

Recent gasoline and diesel prices track Brent and LLS, not WTI


October 25, 2011

High heating oil prices discourage heating oil supply contracts for the upcoming winter


October 24, 2011

Cross-market relationships strengthened in the third quarter of 2011


October 19, 2011

State heating oil and propane program season begins


October 14, 2011

Angolan oil production has doubled since 2003


October 13, 2011

Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve now focuses on New England


October 12, 2011

EIA projects record winter household heating oil prices in the Northeast


October 11, 2011

Oil and natural gas drilling in Ohio on the rise


October 7, 2011

Gulf Coast oil and natural gas production recover after Tropical Storm Lee


October 5, 2011

WPSR provides comprehensive crude oil and refined products balances


October 3, 2011

Summer 2011 gasoline price review


September 21, 2011

United Kingdom natural gas and oil production continues decade-long decline


September 16, 2011

Over 90% of Syrian crude oil exports go to European countries


September 14, 2011

Growth slows in U.S. ethanol production and consumption


September 13, 2011

Nigeria, the largest crude oil producer in Africa, is a major source of U.S. imports


September 7, 2011

U.S. exports of petroleum products increase as markets become more globally integrated


September 6, 2011

Crude oil-directed weekly rig count surpassed 1,000


August 31, 2011

U.S. distillate fuel exports continue to grow


August 26, 2011

EIA updates mapping tool relating hurricane path to energy infrastructure


August 24, 2011

Crude oil movements from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast on the rise


August 22, 2011

Recently, S&P 500 Index and WTI crude oil futures price movements tracked each other


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


July 21, 2011

Kuwait, a leading oil exporter, relies on imports of liquefied natural gas


July 20, 2011

Natural gas stripper wells accounted for over 11% of U.S. natural gas production in 2009


July 19, 2011

Oil stripper wells accounted for over 16% of U.S. oil production in 2009


July 18, 2011

Minimal petroleum-fired electric capacity has been added in recent years


July 14, 2011

Colombia's oil production at highest level since 1999


June 29, 2011

January 2011 U.S. refining capacity was the highest in 29 years


June 24, 2011

International Energy Agency members release strategic petroleum stocks


June 23, 2011

EIA provides new information on crude oil storage at Cushing, Oklahoma


June 21, 2011

EIA forecasts increased oil demand, need for additional supply from OPEC producers in 2011


June 17, 2011

EIA highlights key factors in new energy and financial markets web page


June 14, 2011

Canada is the United States' leading crude oil supplier


June 3, 2011

Is the seasonal gasoline price peak behind us?


June 2, 2011

An introduction to crack spreads


May 27, 2011

AEO Issues in Focus: Effects of different oil price paths


May 9, 2011

U.S. oil rig count overtakes natural gas rig count


April 29, 2011

Ethane prices trail other natural gas liquids


April 28, 2011

Natural gas liquids play a greater role in oil and gas activity


April 27, 2011

Domestic oil production reversed decades-long decline in 2009 and 2010


April 20, 2011

Price ratio of crude oil to natural gas increasing


April 15, 2011

Half of U.S. liquid fuels net imports in 2010 came from the Americas


April 13, 2011

The outlook for transportation fuel markets this summer


April 12, 2011

Retail prices: diesel outpaces gasoline


April 8, 2011

January 2011 gasoline demand reduced by snowy weather


March 30, 2011

Effects of crude oil supply disruptions: how long can they last?


March 28, 2011

Liquid fuels production in Middle Eastern and North African countries


March 21, 2011

Libya is a major energy exporter, especially to Europe


March 14, 2011

Crude oil and condensate production rises at Bakken and other U.S. shale plays


March 11, 2011

What we pay for in a gallon of regular gasoline


March 9, 2011

Growth in liquids production puts Brazil on world energy stage


March 7, 2011

Libyan supply disruption may have both direct and indirect effects


March 2, 2011

Maritime chokepoints critical to petroleum markets


March 1, 2011

Gasoline prices — second largest one-week increase since 1990


February 28, 2011

WTI-Brent crude oil price spread has reached unseen levels


February 24, 2011

Gasoline product supplied may reflect snowstorm effects on driving


February 22, 2011

U.S. gasoline exports hit all-time high in November 2010


February 18, 2011

Heating oil prices rise due to winter demand and crude oil prices


February 9, 2011

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


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