Data Tools & Models

EIA has a vast amount of data, reports, forecasts, analytical content, and documentation to assist researchers working on energy topics. For users eager to dive deeper into our content, we have assembled tools to customize searches, view specific data sets, study detail documentation, and access time-series data.

  • Application Programming Interface (API): allows computers to more easily access our public data. Released as a beta product as of September 21, 2012. It currently contains 465,000 electricity series. As we add petroleum, natural gas, international, and state energy estimates over the coming months, this number will swell to over a million series.

    The EIA API is offered as a free public service, although registration is required. The registration and compliance with the API Terms of Service will allow EIA to monitor usage and ensure service availability. The API is provided free of charge and should be used in compliance with our Copyrights and Reuse page.

  • Data Query Tools: Allow researchers to customize inquiries focusing on specific areas of interest. Searchable databases return customer results on topics including specific energy sources, States, countries, and energy projections. Some of these tools include a table builder or interactive table viewer.

  • Time-Series Data: Direct access to many of EIA's time-series databases by energy source, States, energy consumption, and more.

  • Model Documentation: Detailed, transparent descriptions of the conceptual and methodological approaches and development to many of EIA's forecasting models and modules.