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Natural gas-fired electricity generation so far this summer is below last year's level

Jul 27, 2017

The amount of natural gas used for electricity generation, also known as power burn, reached its highest daily level so far in 2017 during the past week, exceeding 41 billion cubic feet (Bcf) on July 20, according to data from PointLogic Energy.

Monthly Energy Review

Jul 26, 2017

EIA's comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that U.S. net imports of energy fell from 0.9 quadrillion Btu in April 2016 to 0.7 quadrillion Btu in April 2017, a 23% decrease.

Per capita residential electricity sales in the U.S. have fallen since 2010

Jul 26, 2017

Following sustained growth through 2010, U.S. residential electricity sales have declined in both absolute and per capita terms. Although changes in the weather are a key driver of year-over-year fluctuations, energy efficiency improvements and economic factors have contributed to the decline in per capita residential electricity sales since 2010.

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World Oil Transit Chokepoints

Jul 25, 2017
World chokepoints for maritime transit of oil are a critical part of global energy security. About 61% of the world's petroleum and other liquids production moved on maritime routes in 2015. The Strait of Hormuz and the Strait of Malacca are the world's most important strategic chokepoints by volume of oil transit.

U.S. crude oil production forecast expected to reach record high in 2018

Jul 25, 2017
In EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), total U.S. crude oil production is forecast to average 9.3 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2017, up 0.5 million b/d from 2016. In 2018, EIA expects crude oil production to reach an average of 9.9 million b/d, which would surpass the previous record of 9.6 million b/d set in 1970.

Electricity Monthly Update

Jul 25, 2017
This issue contains data for May 2017 as well as a feature article on how coal and natural gas operating heat rates to generate electricity diverged from 2006-15.

Electric Power Monthly

Jul 25, 2017
Data in the July 2017 Electric Power Monthly (EPM) are for May 2017, during which net generation in the United States rose 1.2 percent from the May 2016 level. Consumption of natural gas for power generation was down 12.8 percent compared to May 2016. The average residential retail price of electricity for May 2017 was up 1.8 percent from what it had been in May 2016.

California wholesale electricity prices are higher at the beginning and end of the day

Jul 24, 2017
Comparisons of January through June electricity prices over the past three years suggest a growing premium for day-ahead hourly prices in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) energy market for certain morning and evening hours relative to prices for midday hours.

Prime Supplier Report

Jul 24, 2017
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through May 2017 on Form EIA-782C, "Monthly Report of Prime Supplier Sales of Petroleum Products Sold for Local Consumption." These data measure primary petroleum product deliveries into the states where they are locally marketed and consumed.

U.S. fuel ethanol production continues to grow in 2017

Jul 21, 2017
Through the first six months of 2017, U.S. weekly ethanol production averaged 1.02 million barrels per day (b/d), an increase of 5% over the same period in 2016

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State Energy Profiles: New monthly data for April and May 2017, annual data, and updated analytical narratives and Quick Facts

Jul 20, 2017
New monthly data are available for electricity, petroleum, natural gas, and coal series. New annual data are available for population, crude oil refinery capacity, and total energy consumption and expenditures per capita. In addition, analytical narratives and Quick Facts have been updated for Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Mexico conducts its first natural gas pipeline capacity open season

Jul 20, 2017
As part of a series of ongoing energy reforms, Mexico’s National Center for Natural Gas Control (CENAGAS) recently conducted the first open season to auction capacity rights on the country’s natural gas pipeline grid.

Wholesale Electricity and Natural Gas Market Data

Jul 20, 2017
Wholesale market data for natural gas and electric power are now available and updated through July 18, 2017. Data contain peak prices, volumes, and the number of transactions at eight selected ICE (IntercontinentalExchange) electricity trading hubs and eight corresponding natural gas hubs covering most regions of the United States.

One in eight U.S. homes uses a programmed thermostat with a central air conditioning unit

Jul 19, 2017
Programmable thermostats are designed to help manage energy use, but most of the U.S. households with these controls do not choose to program their thermostats. Based on information collected through EIA’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) for 2015, only 12% of the nation’s 118 million households had a central air-conditioning unit that is actually controlled using the programmed thermostat.

Assumptions to AEO2017

Jul 18, 2017
This report presents the major assumptions of the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) used to generate the projections in the Annual Energy Outlook 2017, including general features of the model structure, assumptions concerning energy markets, and the key input data and parameters that are the most significant in formulating the model results.

U.S. coal exports have increased over the past six months

Jul 18, 2017
Coal exports for the first quarter of 2017 were 58% higher than in the same quarter last year, with steam coal exports increasing by 6 million short tons (MMst) and metallurgical coal exports increasing by 2 MMst. Most of these exports were shipped from Atlantic Coast and Gulf of Mexico ports.

Drilling Productivity Report

Jul 17, 2017
The Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) uses recent data on the total number of drilling rigs in operation along with estimates of drilling productivity and estimated changes in production from existing oil and natural gas wells to provide estimated changes in oil and natural gas production for seven key regions.

Retail price of regular gasoline forecast to average $2.38 per gallon this summer

Jul 17, 2017
In the latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), EIA forecasts that the U.S. retail price for regular gasoline will average $2.38 per gallon (gal) this summer (April through September). If realized, it would be the second-lowest summer average gasoline price since 2005.

The western U.S. sub-hourly wholesale electricity market is expanding

Jul 14, 2017
Seven electricity providers in the western portion of the United States and Canada have plans to join the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) western energy imbalance market (EIM) over the next several years. The EIM allows for more frequent dispatch of electricity-generating resources in the region.

Brent and WTI crude oil prices expected to average about $50 per barrel through 2018

Jul 13, 2017
EIA now forecasts Brent crude oil spot prices to average $51 per barrel (b) in 2017 and $52/b in 2018. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices are expected to be $2/b lower than Brent prices in 2017 and 2018. Daily and monthly prices could vary significantly from this forecast because global economic developments and geopolitical events in the coming months have the potential to push oil prices higher or lower than the current forecast.

U.S. petroleum refinery capacity continues to increase

Jul 12, 2017
As of January 1, 2017, U.S. operable atmospheric crude distillation capacity reached 18.6 million barrels per calendar day (b/cd), 1.6% higher than at the beginning of 2016, according to EIA's annual Refinery Capacity Report. This increase in operable capacity was slightly lower than last year’s increase of 2.0%

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Jul 11, 2017
Benchmark North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $46 per barrel (b) in June, a $4/b decrease from the May average and the lowest monthly average since November of last year when prices averaged $45/b.

EIA adds small-scale solar photovoltaic forecasts to its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook

Jul 11, 2017
For the first time, EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook, to be released later today, includes forecasts for small-scale solar photovoltaic capacity and electricity generation. EIA forecasts that total U.S. small-scale solar PV capacity will grow from 14.3 gigawatts (GW) at the end of April 2017 to 21.9 GW at the end of 2018.

Monthly Densified Biomass Fuel Report

Jul 10, 2017
Data for wood pellet and other densified biomass fuel production, sales, and inventory levels from approximately 90 operating pellet fuel manufacturing facilities in the United States. Facilities with an annual capacity of 10,000 tons or more per year are required to report monthly.

Florida’s Sabal Trail pipeline and associated natural gas pipeline projects begin service

Jul 10, 2017
On July 3, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorized Phase I of the Sabal Trail pipeline to begin full operation. Sabal Trail is a 515-mile interstate natural gas pipeline transporting natural gas from an interconnection with the Transco pipeline in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, to the Central Florida Hub in Osceola County, Florida.

Energy commodity prices declined more than other commodities in the first half of 2017

Jul 7, 2017
The energy component of the Standard and Poor’s Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) fell 11% during the first half of 2017, the largest decline for any commodity group in the index. Other components of the index—livestock, industrial metals, precious metals, and agriculture—had end-of-June prices that were higher than at the beginning of the year.

Monthly renewable electricity generation surpasses nuclear for the first time since 1984

Jul 6, 2017
In March, and again in April, U.S. monthly electricity generation from utility-scale renewable sources exceeded nuclear generation for the first time since July 1984.

Construction costs for most power plant types have fallen in recent years

Jul 5, 2017
Based on EIA survey data for new, utility-scale electric generators (those with a capacity greater than one megawatt), capacity-weighted average construction costs for many generator types have fallen in recent years. Annual changes in construction costs include the effects of differences in the geographic distribution of installed capacity between years, differences in technology types, and other changes in capital and financing costs.

Even as renewables increase, fossil fuels continue to dominate U.S. energy mix

Jul 3, 2017
Fossil fuels have provided more than 80% of total U.S. energy consumption for more than 100 years. Since 1928, when consumption of natural gas surpassed that of biomass, the three fossil fuels—petroleum, natural gas, and coal—have been the most consumed fuels in the United States.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Jul 3, 2017
The July 2017 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through April 2017, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States. In this month’s edition of the PMM, crude oil price data show mixed trends, while prices for finished gasoline and distillates were on the rise. U.S.–level Prime Supplier data show sales of many finished petroleum products remained above year-ago levels in April.

Quarterly Coal Distribution Report – First Quarter 2017

Jul 3, 2017
Provides detailed U.S. domestic coal distribution data for January – March 2017, excluding waste coal and imports, by coal origin, coal destination, mode of transportation, and consuming sector. Quarterly coal distribution data for all years are preliminary and will be superseded by the release of the corresponding “Annual Coal Distribution Report.”

Natural Gas Monthly

Jun 30, 2017
In April 2017, for the fourteenth consecutive month, dry natural gas production decreased year-to-year from the same month a year ago. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in April 2017 was 2,148 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 71.6 Bcf/day. This level was a 1.3 Bcf/day (1.8%) decrease from the April 2016 level of 72.9 Bcf/day.

Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

Jun 30, 2017
These monthly production estimates are based on data from the EIA-914, Monthly Crude Oil, Lease Condensate, and Natural Gas Production Report.

Presentations from EIA’s annual energy conference are now available

Jun 30, 2017
EIA just held its annual energy conference in Washington, DC on June 26 and 27. More than 900 attendees from business, industry, academia, and government were on hand to discuss a wide range of energy issues.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Jun 30, 2017
Supply and disposition of crude oil and petroleum products on a national and regional level. The data series describe production, imports and exports, movements, and inventories.

State Energy Data System: Complete Set of State-Level Estimates Through 2015

Jun 30, 2017
Annual state-level estimates of energy production, consumption, prices, and expenditures by energy source and sector through 2015.

Company Level Imports

Jun 30, 2017
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Jun 30, 2017
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for April 2017. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

Jun 30, 2017
Monthly data on rail movements of crude oil have been updated for April 2017. Crude oil movements by rail have significantly increased over the past five years. The new data on crude-by-rail (CBR) movements are also fully integrated with EIA’s existing monthly petroleum supply statistics, which already include crude oil movements by pipeline, tanker, and barge.

U.S. Natural Gas Imports & Exports 2016

Jun 29, 2017
Natural gas net imports set a record low of 685 billion cubic feet (Bcf) in 2016, continuing a decline for the 10th consecutive year. U.S. exports were more than three times larger than the level 10 years ago as a result of significant infrastructure improvements to natural gas pipelines and liquefied natural gas facilities. These changes are discussed in the U.S. Natural Gas Imports & Exports 2016 report.

Low inventories and supply developments are affecting Asian residual fuel oil prices

Jun 29, 2017
The difference between high-sulfur residual fuel oil prices in Singapore and crude oil prices in Dubai/Oman has been narrowing since the spring. Low inventories of residual fuel oil in Singapore and lower residual fuel oil production from Russia are likely contributing to the narrowing price spread.

Quarterly Coal Report, January - March 2017

Jun 29, 2017
Provides detailed quarterly data on U.S. coal production, exports, imports, receipts, prices, consumption, quality, stocks, and refined coal. Data on U.S. coke production, consumption, stocks, imports, and exports are also provided. All data for 2015 and prior years are final. All data for 2016 and 2017 are preliminary.

U.S. ethanol production capacity continues to increase

Jun 28, 2017
Fuel ethanol production capacity in the United States reached 15.5 billion gallons per year, or 1.01 million barrels per day (b/d), at the beginning of 2017, according to EIA's most recent U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity report.

U.S. exports of crude oil and petroleum products have more than doubled since 2010

Jun 27, 2017
U.S. crude oil and petroleum product gross exports have more than doubled over the past six years, increasing from 2.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2010 to 5.2 million b/d in 2016. Exports of distillate, gasoline, propane, and crude oil have all increased, but at different paces and for different reasons.


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