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Budget and Performance

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) receives funding through an annual appropriation from Congress. EIA’s budget falls under the authority of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Energy and Water Development.

Recent budgets have enabled EIA to deliver information that has increased public understanding of the dynamic energy landscape and has continued to inform the nation’s dialogue on important energy issues. Our top accomplishments for 2022 include the release of new residential energy consumption data for all 50 states, timely analysis of the energy impacts of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and long-term projections of U.S. energy markets.

EIA’s FY 2023 funding is $135 million, which is $5.9 million higher than the FY 2022 level. This funding enables EIA to continue statistical and analytical activities that produce reports critical to our customers, such as those noted below, as well as efforts to increase the transparency, accessibility, and usability of the information on our website. Our most recent detailed budget requests to Congress contain additional information.

Report name Purpose
Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report  Provides weekly natural gas inventory data and serves as one of the nation’s Principal Federal Economic Indicators
Weekly Petroleum Status Report Provides statistics on oil and petroleum product stocks, imports, and production
Short-Term Energy Outlook Presents EIA’s monthly forecasts of U.S. and global energy supply, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices
Annual Energy Outlook Projects long-term U.S. energy supply, consumption, trade, prices, and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions

We routinely conduct strategic planning exercises and program reviews to reinforce a results-focused culture and to ensure that our information program keeps pace with developments and changes across the energy system.

Performance Measures
EIA tracks two official annual performance measures, described below, to help assess overall program performance.

  • Customer satisfaction: 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, we have 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 our information. Our performance goal for this measure is for 80% of customers to be satisfied or very satisfied with EIA’s information based on the results of the annual web survey.
  • Scheduled product release dates: Timely delivery of EIA's statistics and analyses ensures that our customers have reliable access to information used in a wide range of energy-related decisions. We track scheduled and actual release dates for an extensive list of web-based products that span the energy sector and represent a range of cycles, including weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual releases. Our performance goal for this measure is for 95% of products to be released on schedule.

EIA has consistently met or exceeded its annual performance goals.

For questions, contact William Hishon at (202) 586-0156.

Last updated: March 8, 2023