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Budget and Performance

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) receives funding for its activities through an annual appropriation from Congress. EIA’s budget request 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 a dynamic energy landscape and has informed the nation’s ongoing dialogue on important energy issues. In fiscal year (FY) 2021, EIA released 99% of core products on schedule, providing critical data and analysis on rapidly-changing energy markets. Our top accomplishments in FY 2021 include the launch of the U.S. Energy Atlas, a comprehensive reference for data and interactive maps of U.S. energy resources and infrastructure; delivery of monthly forecasts and ongoing analysis that assessed the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. and global energy markets; and new 30-year projections of U.S. energy markets and trends in the Annual Energy Outlook.

The FY 2022 budget provides $129 million for EIA, which is $2.2 million higher than the FY 2021 funding level. The FY 2022 funding enables EIA to continue core statistical and analytical activities that produce reports critical to our customers, such as those noted below.

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

See EIA's most recent detailed budget requests to Congress.

Accomplishments for 2021

Performance Measures
EIA routinely conducts strategic planning exercises and program reviews to reinforce a performance-based culture. The agency has two principal measures that it reports annually to assess overall agency performance.

  • 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, 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 the quality of our information. EIA has consistently met the target of more than 90% of customers being satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of information available on our website.
  • Meeting scheduled 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, annual, and multiyear releases. EIA has a consistent record of meeting or exceeding the 95% target for on-schedule releases.

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

Last updated: March 31, 2022