About EIA

Budget and Performance

EIA receives funding for its activities with an annual appropriation from Congress. EIA's budget request falls under the purview of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Energy and Water Development.

The fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget provides $122 million for EIA, constant from the FY 2016 level. The FY 2017 funding maintains EIA's core energy statistics, analysis, and forecasting programs, including recent program enhancements that have provided valuable new insights into a rapidly changing energy landscape:

  • Energy Production: Crude oil and expanded natural gas production data from operators, including data on oil quality, enhancements to the monthly Drilling Productivity Report, and partnerships with producing states such as the National Oil and Gas Gateway.
  • Regional Product Supply Logistics: Data and analysis like the Refinery Outages Report assessing risk and oil-related supply conditions, the Southern California Energy Report monitoring market effects of natural gas restrictions on regional energy markets, and monthly reporting on movements of crude oil, ethanol, and propane by rail.
  • Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Product Exports: Weekly data from U.S Customs and Border Protection to improve the quality of petroleum balances; and analysis of the implications of removing restrictions on U.S. crude oil and natural gas exports, including modeling of prices, production, and trade effects.
  • Electricity and Renewables: New information on renewable energy, including a review of EIA's data and projections for wind and solar technologies; and near real-time electric system data from the nation's balancing authorities, based on the world's first hourly energy data collection by a government statistical agency.
  • Energy Consumption: More timely consumption data from the most recent Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) that allows users to do custom analysis of energy characteristics and consumption data.
  • Energy Information Accessibility: Innovative new tools like the State Energy Data Portal, Electricity and Coal browsers, interactive maps, Trilateral website with Canada and Mexico, and open data initiatives.

Read more to find EIA's detailed FY 2018 budget requests to Congress.

Performance Measures
Recognizing the importance of maintaining a performance-based culture, EIA routinely conducts strategic planning exercises and agency-wide program reviews to establish priorities and monitor progress toward their achievement. In addition, EIA has two principal measures that it reports on annually to assess overall agency performance. These measures are included in EIA's annual Congressional budget request as well as Department reports, such as the Annual Performance Report.

  • Information Quality: A consistently high customer satisfaction rating reflects EIA's ability to provide stakeholders with information that supports a productive national dialogue on a wide range of energy issues. To this end, EIA has conducted at least one comprehensive web customer satisfaction survey each year since the mid-1990s to collect a range of information from users, including customer type, frequency of website use, purpose of visit to the site, user perceptions of EIA, and an overall assessment of customer satisfaction with the quality of EIA's information. EIA consistently meets its target of more than 90% of customers being satisfied or very satisfied with the information available on its website
  • Meeting Scheduled Release Dates: Timely delivery of EIA's statistics and analyses ensures that EIA's customers have reliable access to information used in a wide range of energy-related decisions. EIA therefore tracks scheduled and actual release dates for an extensive list of web-based products that span the energy sector and represent a range of periodicity, including weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, and multi-year release cycles. EIA has a consistent record of meeting or exceeding its 95% target for on-schedule release of these products.

For questions on the EIA Budget please contact William Hishon, (202) 586-0156; for questions on the Performance Measures please contact Robert McManmon, (202) 586-6369.

Last updated: June 2017