Today in Energy


September 29, 2015

Natural gas prices in Asia mainly linked to crude oil, but use of spot indexes increases

September 24, 2015

Sustained low oil prices could reduce exploration and production investment

September 22, 2015

U.S. Gulf of Mexico share of global active offshore rigs declines since 2000

September 18, 2015

Debt service uses a rising share of U.S. onshore oil producers’ operating cash flow

September 4, 2015

Gasoline prices in week before Labor Day lowest in 11 years

August 19, 2015

EIA lowers crude oil price forecast through 2016

August 18, 2015

Unplanned refinery outage leads to higher Midwest gasoline prices

July 14, 2015

Summer gasoline prices are lowest in years

July 13, 2015

Last Monday’s large percentage decline in crude oil prices was relatively rare

June 18, 2015

Oilfield costs fall following decline in oil prices

May 22, 2015

U.S. retail gasoline prices lowest since 2009 heading into Memorial Day weekend

May 12, 2015

New supply patterns and additional disruptions push California gasoline prices higher

April 13, 2015

Household spending on gasoline and public transit varies by region, income

April 10, 2015

U.S. household gasoline expenditures expected to fall in 2015

April 8, 2015

Summer gasoline prices to be down more than $1 from last summer

April 2, 2015

Financial hedging helps some producers mitigate effect of falling oil prices

March 16, 2015

Growth in residential electricity prices highest in 6 years, but expected to slow in 2015

March 12, 2015

Oil price decline leads to lower tax revenues in top oil-producing states

March 9, 2015

Changes in natural gas spot prices may not quickly translate to consumer prices

February 23, 2015

Higher RIN prices support continued ethanol blending despite lower gasoline prices

February 12, 2015

Saudi Arabia budget insulated from effects of lower oil prices

February 6, 2015

Midwest propane market more balanced than a year ago

February 3, 2015

Increase in average gasoline prices ends 17-week streak of declining prices

January 28, 2015

Natural gas prices drop following strong production growth

January 23, 2015

Currency depreciation against the dollar affects oil importers and exporters differently

January 14, 2015

Market expectations of oil price uncertainty have increased in recent months

January 13, 2015

Because of cold start, average natural gas spot prices were higher in 2014

January 12, 2015

Wholesale power prices increase across the country in 2014

January 8, 2015

Spot steam coal prices in 2014 fell in east and rose in west

January 7, 2015

U.S. gasoline prices end 2014 at lowest levels since mid-May 2009

January 6, 2015

Crude oil prices down sharply in fourth quarter of 2014

January 5, 2015

Energy had larger price declines than most nonenergy commodities in 2014

December 16, 2014

U.S. household gasoline expenditures in 2015 on track to be the lowest in 11 years

December 15, 2014

Gasoline prices tend to have little effect on demand for car travel

November 26, 2014

U.S. gasoline prices this Thanksgiving are the lowest since 2009

November 24, 2014

Boston, New York City winter natural gas prices expected to remain high

November 20, 2014

Oil and currency markets reflect expectations for lower global economic growth

November 18, 2014

European residential electricity prices increasing faster than prices in United States

November 12, 2014

Increased natural gas production would meet most demand from added LNG exports

November 3, 2014

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

October 21, 2014

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

October 15, 2014

Some Appalachian natural gas spot prices are well below the Henry Hub national benchmark

October 9, 2014

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

October 8, 2014

Lower demand, higher supply drive oil prices to lowest level since 2012

September 2, 2014

Residential electricity prices are rising

August 29, 2014

U.S. retail gasoline prices fall as Labor Day approaches

August 19, 2014

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

August 11, 2014

Northeast natural gas spot prices particularly sensitive to temperature swings

August 8, 2014

August differentials offer insight into Aramco’s oil pricing

July 2, 2014

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

June 5, 2014

Lower crude feedstock costs contribute to North American refinery profitability

May 23, 2014

Average retail gasoline price is $3.67 per gallon heading into Memorial Day weekend

May 1, 2014

Texas and Rockies natural gas mitigates disruption from Wyoming processing plant explosion

April 25, 2014

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

April 9, 2014

Summer average gasoline price expected to be close to last year's level

March 4, 2014

Brent crude oil trading range in 2013 was narrowest since 2006

February 21, 2014

New England spot natural gas prices hit record levels this winter

January 21, 2014

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic power prices react to winter freeze and natural gas constraints

January 17, 2014

Cold weather led to record-high natural gas storage withdrawals

January 16, 2014

Spot coal price trends vary across key basins during 2013

January 9, 2014

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

January 8, 2014

New England and Pacific Northwest had largest power price increases in 2013

January 7, 2014

New England and New York have largest natural gas price increases in 2013

January 6, 2014

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

December 6, 2013

December natural gas prices spike in Boston

November 27, 2013

Gasoline prices this Thanksgiving lower than a year ago

November 25, 2013

Coal-fired electric generators continue to dominate electric supply in the central region

November 22, 2013

Use of coal-fired generators in the Southeast has been declining

November 20, 2013

Natural gas prices reflect decreasing seasonality

November 18, 2013

Electricity in the Mid-Atlantic region is predominantly fueled by coal and nuclear sources

October 30, 2013

Marcellus natural gas pipeline projects to primarily benefit New York and New Jersey

October 1, 2013

Natural gas-fired combustion turbines are generally used to meet peak electricity load

September 25, 2013

Natural gas generation lower than last year because of differences in relative fuel prices

September 20, 2013

Oil futures price curve has steepened over the past six months

September 19, 2013

E85 motor fuel is increasingly price-competitive with gasoline in parts of the Midwest

September 10, 2013

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

September 9, 2013

Cooler-than-normal August relieves strain on Texas electricity market

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 27, 2013

Electricity demand patterns matter for valuing electricity supply resources

August 13, 2013

Energy commodity returns have outpaced nonenergy returns in past month

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

July 29, 2013

Natural gas liquids prices trend down since the start of 2012

July 26, 2013

Coal market fundamentals changed, yet spot prices remained stable

July 23, 2013

Wholesale electricity prices rose across the United States

July 22, 2013

U.S. natural gas spot prices increased during first-half 2013

June 28, 2013

Price difference between Brent and WTI crude oil narrowing

June 27, 2013

Midwest gasoline prices returning to normal

June 25, 2013

Average U.S. residential summer 2013 electric bill expected to be lowest in four years

May 24, 2013

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

May 23, 2013

Coal regains some electric generation market share from natural gas

May 10, 2013

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

May 6, 2013

Price spread between regular and premium gasoline has changed over time

May 1, 2013

State gasoline taxes average 23.5 cents per gallon but vary widely

April 24, 2013

Lower wholesale power prices reduce quark spreads available to nuclear plant operators

April 22, 2013

This year's gasoline price increase not unusual

April 18, 2013

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

April 12, 2013

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

April 11, 2013

Year-to-date natural gas use for electric power generation is down from 2012

March 26, 2013

Extended nuclear plant outages raise Southern California wholesale power prices

February 25, 2013

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

February 21, 2013

Dry January lowers the Pacific Northwest water supply forecast for April through September

February 20, 2013

Dark spreads measure returns over fuel costs of coal-fired generation

February 15, 2013

EIA now delivers monthly electricity data in interactive data browser

February 8, 2013

An introduction to spark spreads

February 7, 2013

EIA begins posting daily energy prices on Today in Energy webpage

February 4, 2013

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

January 24, 2013

New aggregation programs drive consumer participation in Illinois electricity choice

January 15, 2013

2012 Brief: Natural gas liquids prices down in 2012

January 14, 2013

2012 Brief: Coal prices and production in most basins down in 2012

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 9, 2013

2012 Brief: Average wholesale electricity prices down compared to last year

January 8, 2013

2012 Brief: Average wholesale natural gas prices fell 31% in 2012

January 7, 2013

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

December 6, 2012

Cheaper natural gas alters generation dispatch in Southeast

November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving gasoline prices slightly above last year’s level

November 13, 2012

Despite customer outages, wholesale electric markets operated during Hurricane Sandy

November 9, 2012

Electricity restored to many in the Northeast but outages persist

October 19, 2012

Electricity generation from coal and natural gas both increased with summer heat

October 17, 2012

Propane inventories end third quarter at record level; supplies rise despite low prices

September 28, 2012

Increases in oil prices affect broader measures of inflation

September 20, 2012

Central Appalachian (CAPP) coal spot prices affect markets for coal and electric power

September 19, 2012

Trading Point: Central Appalachian (CAPP) is the nation's benchmark price for eastern coal

September 13, 2012

EIA survey shows Gulf Coast plants recovering from hurricane outages

September 10, 2012

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions down in 2011

August 31, 2012

Drought increases price of corn, reduces profits to ethanol producers

August 30, 2012

Drought has significant effect on corn crop condition, projected ethanol production

August 29, 2012

Hurricane Isaac affects U.S. Gulf Coast energy infrastructure

August 28, 2012

Worst drought in decades could affect U.S. energy markets

August 27, 2012

Projected natural gas prices depend on shale gas resource economics

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 13, 2012

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

August 10, 2012

Wholesale electricity prices are lower during the first half of 2012

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

July 30, 2012

Fuel used in electricity generation is projected to shift over the next 25 years

July 25, 2012

Power outages often spur questions around burying power lines

July 24, 2012

Marcellus natural gas production gains affect spreads between trading points

July 23, 2012

Spot natural gas prices at Marcellus trading point reflect pipeline constraints

July 16, 2012

Crude oils have different quality characteristics

July 12, 2012

Eastern electric systems tested during first summer 2012 heat wave

July 10, 2012

Rising production in the Permian basin

July 9, 2012

Texas electricity market faces summer challenges

July 6, 2012

Monthly coal- and natural gas-fired generation equal for first time in April 2012

July 3, 2012

New pipeline project could lower natural gas transportation costs to New York City

July 2, 2012

EIA’s AEO2012 includes analysis of breakthroughs in vehicle battery technology

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 18, 2012

Negative wholesale electricity prices occur in RTOs

June 13, 2012

High airline jet fuel costs prompt cost-saving measures

June 11, 2012

U.S. dry natural gas production growth levels off following decline in natural gas prices

June 7, 2012

Northeast electricity markets react to hot weather in late May

June 5, 2012

U.S. coal’s share of total net generation continues to decline

May 31, 2012

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

May 29, 2012

Seasonal hydroelectric output drives down wholesale electricity prices in the West

May 24, 2012

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

May 21, 2012

Electricity storage can take advantage of daily price variations

May 18, 2012

Warm weather and low natural gas prices dampen spot electricity prices this winter

May 14, 2012

State electric retail choice programs are popular with commercial and industrial customers

May 1, 2012

Wholesale electricity prices spike in Texas

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 19, 2012

Natural gas prices near 10-year low amid mild weather, higher supplies in winter 2011-12

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 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 2, 2012

Daily natural gas and power price differences in Mid-Atlantic region reflect constraints

March 29, 2012

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

March 28, 2012

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

March 26, 2012

Gasoline prices rise due to increased crude oil costs

March 20, 2012

Refinery utilization rates react to economics in 2011

March 9, 2012

Coal's share of total U.S. electricity generation falls below 40% in November and December

March 1, 2012

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

February 29, 2012

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

February 27, 2012

Eastern U.S. coal futures prices down in early 2012

February 23, 2012

Negative prices in wholesale electricity markets indicate supply inflexibilities

February 21, 2012

Northwest hydroelectric output above five-year range for much of 2011

February 15, 2012

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

February 14, 2012

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

February 2, 2012

Emissions allowance prices for SO2 and NOX remained low in 2011

February 1, 2012

Natural gas spot prices near 10-year lows amid warm weather and robust supplies

January 27, 2012

New Northeast natural gas pipeline capacity comes on-line

January 23, 2012

EIA issues AEO2012 Early Release

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 11, 2012

2011 Brief: Wholesale electricity prices mostly lower in 2011

January 10, 2012

2011 Brief: Henry Hub natural gas spot prices fell about 9% 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

January 5, 2012

Current natural gas forward prices signal rising—but still low—prices in 2012

December 15, 2011

Market changes contribute to growing Marcellus area spot natural gas trading

December 5, 2011

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

December 1, 2011

Spot natural gas prices dipped to two-year low in November

November 7, 2011

Winter (November-March) natural gas futures prices at lowest levels since 2001-2002

October 31, 2011

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

October 27, 2011

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

October 26, 2011

EIA launches new electricity-focused web page

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 18, 2011

Summer 2011 electricity prices were mostly down compared to summer 2010

October 12, 2011

EIA projects record winter household heating oil prices in the Northeast

October 3, 2011

Summer 2011 gasoline price review

September 30, 2011

Global natural gas prices vary considerably

September 29, 2011

Markets indicate possible natural gas pipeline constraints in the Northeast this winter

September 27, 2011

California electricity market reacted to the recent San Diego blackout

September 26, 2011

Transmission congestion drives power price division between upstate and downstate New York

September 20, 2011

Wholesale power price maps reflect real-time constraints on transmission of electricity

September 9, 2011

Texas Heat Wave, August 2011: Nature and Effects of an Electricity Supply Shortage

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 16, 2011

Subbituminous and bituminous coal dominate U.S. coal production

August 4, 2011

Wholesale electricity price changes diverge across regions during first-half of 2011

August 3, 2011

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

July 22, 2011

Wholesale electricity prices in New York City are the highest in the contiguous U.S.

June 17, 2011

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

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 19, 2011

Participation lags in most electricity retail choice States

May 12, 2011

Spot price for Central Appalachian coal up since early 2010

May 9, 2011

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

April 29, 2011

Ethane prices trail other natural gas liquids

April 20, 2011

Price ratio of crude oil to natural gas increasing

April 13, 2011

The outlook for transportation fuel markets this summer

April 12, 2011

Retail prices: diesel outpaces gasoline

April 7, 2011

U.K., U.S. spot natural gas prices diverging

April 6, 2011

Demand for electricity changes through the day

April 4, 2011

About 60% of the U.S. electric power supply is managed by RTOs

March 11, 2011

What we pay for in a gallon of regular gasoline

March 10, 2011

Solar shipments up, prices down

March 8, 2011

Plentiful water and low natural gas prices cut Northwest wholesale power prices in half

March 4, 2011

Average wholesale electric power prices rose in 2010

March 3, 2011

Average wholesale spot natural gas prices rose across the country in 2010

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 18, 2011

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

February 17, 2011

Pipeline constraints raise average spot natural gas prices in the Northeast this winter

February 11, 2011

New Texas wholesale power market weathers extreme cold

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