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The Danish and Turkish Straits are critical to Europe’s crude oil and petroleum trade

Aug 18, 2017
The Danish Straits and Turkish Straits, together transited by a combined volume of more than 5 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2016, are important chokepoints for Europe’s crude oil and petroleum liquids supply. Nearly 59 million b/d of global petroleum and other liquids production moved on maritime routes in 2015.

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

Aug 17, 2017
New monthly data are available for electricity, petroleum, natural gas, and coal series. New annual data are available for ethanol production, ethanol plant operating production, gross domestic product, gross domestic product for the manufacturing sector, and per capita personal income. In addition, analytical narratives and Quick Facts have been updated for Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

U.S. gasoline production is running near record levels

Aug 17, 2017
Gasoline production by U.S. refiners and blenders has run near record levels over the first seven months of 2017, with four-week rolling average production well above its five-year average and close to the top of its five-year range. U.S. gasoline inventories also remain relatively high despite growing domestic and foreign demand.

Wholesale Electricity and Natural Gas Market Data

Aug 17, 2017
Wholesale market data for natural gas and electric power are now available and updated through August 15, 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.

Natural gas pipeline projects lead to smaller price discounts in Appalachian region

Aug 16, 2017
As new pipeline projects and expansions are completed, the difference between the Henry Hub national benchmark price and daily spot natural gas prices at pricing hubs in the Appalachian region has narrowed.

Early release 2016 annual EIA-860 data

Aug 15, 2017
This report is an early release of 2016 data on individual electric plants and generators from the form EIA-860. The detailed energy storage technology data file is new and includes nameplate energy capacity (MWh), maximum charge rate (MW), maximum discharge rate (MW), electro-chemical storage technology, reactive power rating, enclosure type, and applications type. The data have not been fully edited and should not be used to calculate state or national totals. Data for some plants and generators are not included pending further review and validation. Final data will be released later in 2017.

Monthly Densified Biomass Fuel Report

Aug 15, 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.

Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

Aug 15, 2017
Second quarter 2017 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

EIA’s Drilling Productivity Report adds Anadarko region, aggregates Marcellus and Utica

Aug 15, 2017
To provide more complete coverage of U.S. crude oil and natural gas production, EIA is expanding the Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) to cover the Anadarko region, which covers most of the production from the Anadarko Basin in 24 counties in Oklahoma and 5 counties in Texas

Drilling Productivity Report

Aug 14, 2017
This month’s Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) has two significant changes to improve the coverage and quality of the analysis.

Preliminary 2016 Annual Electric Sales and Revenue Data

Aug 14, 2017
Contains spreadsheets from the 2016 Form EIA-861 for electricity sales, revenue and customer data, as well as Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, Net Metering, Non-Net Metered Distributed generation and SAIDI/SAIFI data. The data geographic coverage is the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories.

South Carolina utilities stop construction of new nuclear reactors

Aug 14, 2017
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation, and South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) announced on July 31 that they are halting construction of two new nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant.

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The Strait of Malacca, a key oil trade chokepoint, links the Indian and Pacific Oceans

Aug 11, 2017
Nearly one-third of the 61% of total global petroleum and other liquids production that moved on maritime routes in 2015 transited the Strait of Malacca, the second-largest oil trade chokepoint in the world after the Strait of Hormuz.

Total U.S. energy expenditures in 2015 were the lowest in more than a decade

Aug 10, 2017
Expenditures for delivered energy in the United States in 2015 totaled $1.127 trillion, a 20% decrease in real terms from 2014, according to recently released data from EIA’s State Energy Data System. Adjusted for inflation, total energy expenditures in 2015 were the lowest since 2004.

United States expected to become a net exporter of natural gas this year

Aug 9, 2017
EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook projects that the United States will export more natural gas than it imports in 2017. The United States has been a net exporter for three of the past four months and is expected to continue to export more natural gas than it imports for the rest of 2017 and throughout 2018.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Aug 8, 2017
North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $48 per barrel (b) in July, $2/b higher than the June average and almost $4/b higher than in July 2016. EIA forecasts Brent spot prices to average $51/b in 2017 and $52/b in 2018. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices are forecast to average $2/b less than Brent prices in both 2017 and 2018. NYMEX contract values for December 2017 delivery that traded during the five-day period ending August 3 suggest that a range of $37/b to $68/b encompasses the market expectation for December WTI prices at the 95% confidence level.

In new trend, U.S. natural gas exports exceeded imports in 3 of the first 5 months of 2017

Aug 8, 2017
The United States exported more natural gas than it imported in February, April, and May of 2017 according to the latest EIA’s Natural Gas Monthly. The United States has been a net natural gas importer (on an average annual basis) for nearly 60 years.

Solar eclipse on August 21 will affect photovoltaic generators across the country

Aug 7, 2017
On August 21, a solar eclipse will obscure the sunlight needed to generate electricity at approximately 1,900 utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in the United States.

Three important oil trade chokepoints are located around the Arabian Peninsula

Aug 4, 2017
Nearly 59 million barrels per day (b/d) of global petroleum and other liquids production moved on maritime routes in 2015, or almost 61% of the world total. Many of these products transited the Suez Canal and SUMED Pipeline, the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, and the Strait of Hormuz chokepoints around the Arabian Peninsula.

Many states have adopted policies to encourage energy efficiency

Aug 3, 2017
As of July 2017, thirty states and the District of Columbia have adopted energy efficiency policies—either mandated requirements, voluntary goals, or pilot programs—designed to lower the growth of electricity consumption by using electricity more efficiently.

Among states, Texas consumes the most energy, Vermont the least

Aug 2, 2017
EIA’s State Energy Data System (SEDS) recently released 2015 data estimates for all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The estimates include data on both total energy consumption and energy consumption per capita, which is calculated by dividing total consumption by population.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Aug 1, 2017
The August 2017 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through May 2017, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States. In this month’s issue of the PMM, crude oil price data show mixed trends, while prices for finished gasoline and distillates fell. U.S.–level Prime Supplier data show sales of gasoline and distillates were higher than the month-ago and year-ago levels.

Maritime chokepoints are critical to global energy security

Aug 1, 2017
The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released its 2017 World Oil Transit Chokepoints report. Chokepoints are narrow channels along widely used global sea routes for oil transport, with some so narrow that restrictions are placed on the size of the vessel that can navigate through them.

Natural Gas Monthly

Jul 31, 2017
In May 2017, for the fifteenth 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 May 2017 was 2,229 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 71.9 Bcf/day. This level was a 0.7 Bcf/day (0.9%) decrease from the May 2016 level of 72.6 Bcf/day.

Company Level Imports

Jul 31, 2017
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

Jul 31, 2017
Monthly data on rail movements of crude oil have been updated for May 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.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Jul 31, 2017
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for May 2017. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

Jul 31, 2017
These monthly production estimates are based on data from the EIA-914, Monthly Crude Oil, Lease Condensate, and Natural Gas Production Report.

Wyoming, Texas, and Pennsylvania rank as the top net energy suppliers among states

Jul 31, 2017
EIA recently released State Energy Data System estimates for net energy supply, which provide data on each state’s total primary energy production and consumption. Wyoming, Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and North Dakota ranked as the top five net suppliers of energy in 2015. Overall, 12 states produced more primary energy than they consumed, while 38 states and the District of Columbia were net recipients of energy.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Jul 31, 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.

Solar Photovoltaic Cell/Module Shipments Report

Jul 28, 2017
This report contains summary data for the photovoltaic industry in the United States. Data include manufacturing, imports, and exports of modules in the United States and its territories. Summary data include volumes in peak kilowatts and average prices. Where possible, imports and exports are listed by country, and shipments to the United States are listed by state.

California’s Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility cleared to resume partial operation

Jul 28, 2017
Aliso Canyon, California’s largest underground natural gas storage facility, was cleared on June 19 by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources to increase injections above earlier imposed limits.

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.

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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