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Wholesale Electricity and Natural Gas Market Data

Apr 26, 2018

This site contains spreadsheets with wholesale electricity and natural gas data from eight major trading hubs that cover most regions of the United States. The data are through April 24, 2018, and are republished, with permission, from the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE).

Monthly Energy Review

Apr 26, 2018

EIA's comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that, in January 2018, total energy consumption in the U.S. industrial sector equaled 2.8 quadrillion Btu, a 5% increase from January 2017.

Renewable energy subsidies have declined as tax credits, other policies diminish

Apr 26, 2018

Federal subsidies for renewable energy—including biofuels for transportation use and renewable generation of electricity—dropped to $6.7 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2016, a 56% decline from FY 2013. Renewable subsidies in FY 2010 and FY 2013 were approximately $15 billion, more than double FY 2016 levels, as support from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) lessened.

Monthly Densified Biomass Fuel Report

Apr 26, 2018

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.

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Federal financial interventions and subsidies in U.S. energy markets declined since 2013

Apr 25, 2018
EIA has updated its report on federal financial interventions and subsidies in energy markets, covering the 2016 U.S. government fiscal year (FY). Subsidies for many energy categories have declined since FY 2013, when spending related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was at or near its highest levels.

Electric Power Monthly

Apr 24, 2018
Data in the April 2018 Electric Power Monthly (EPM) are for February 2018, during which net generation in the United States rose 5.6 percent from the February 2017 level. Consumption of natural gas for power generation was up 19.2 percent compared to February 2017. The average residential retail price of electricity for February 2018 was down 1.3 percent from what it had been in February 2017.

Electricity Monthly Update

Apr 24, 2018
This month’s Electric Monthly Update contains data for February 2018 and a guide to plant-level cooling water and air emissions data that is now available on a new beta version of EIA’s Electricity Data Browser.

Coal power generation declines in United Kingdom as natural gas, renewables grow

Apr 24, 2018
In the United Kingdom, electricity produced from coal declined from 42% of total electricity generation in 2012 to 7% in 2017. According to U.K. National Grid data, on April 21, 2017, the country went 24 hours without any electricity generated from coal for the first time since the 1880s. In January 2018, the U.K. government laid out an implementation plan to shut down all coal-fired electricity generation plants by 2025 that do not have carbon capture and storage technology.

Direct Federal Financial Interventions and Subsidies in Energy in Fiscal Year 2016

Apr 24, 2018
An update is available to a series of EIA reports on federal direct financial interventions and subsidies into energy markets. Using FY 2016 data sources, EIA assigns within-scope U.S. tax and direct expenditures to a set of discrete energy system categories. Most current federal subsidies support developing renewable energy supplies (primarily biofuels, wind, and solar) and reducing energy consumption through energy efficiency.

Pennsylvania’s natural gas production continues to increase

Apr 23, 2018
Pennsylvania’s marketed natural gas production averaged a record 15 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2017, 3% higher than the 2016 level. This production is largely from shale plays in the Appalachian Basin. Pennsylvania accounted for 19% of total U.S. marketed natural gas production in 2017 and produced more natural gas than any other state except Texas.

Prime Supplier Report

Apr 23, 2018
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data through February 2018 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.

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Fuel cell power plants are used in diverse ways across the United States

Apr 20, 2018
At the end of 2016, the United States had 56 large-scale fuel cell generating units greater than 1 megawatt (MW), totaling 137 megawatts (MW) of net summer capacity. Most of this capacity (85%) has come online since 2013. Fuel cells collectively provided 810,000 megawatthours (MWh) of electricity in 2016, representing 0.02% of total U.S. electricity generation.

U.S. coal exports increased by 61% in 2017 as exports to Asia more than doubled

Apr 19, 2018
The United States exported 97.0 million short tons (MMst) of coal in 2017, a 61% (36.7 MMst) increase from the 2016 level. Exports to Asia more than doubled from 15.7 MMst in 2016 to 32.8 MMst in 2017, although Europe continues to be the largest recipient of U.S. coal exports.

State Energy Profiles: New monthly data for January and February 2018, new annual data, and updated Profile Analyses and Quick Facts

Apr 19, 2018
New monthly data are available for electricity, petroleum, natural gas, and coal series. New annual data are available for coal and natural gas consumption and expenditures. In addition, Profile Analyses and Quick Facts have been updated for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

Monthly Solar Photovoltaic Module Shipments Report

Apr 18, 2018
This report contains monthly 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.

The U.S. is an active participant in petroleum markets as both an importer and exporter

Apr 18, 2018
U.S. net petroleum trade, including crude oil, petroleum products, and natural gas plant liquids, has fallen in recent years, reaching 3.7 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2017. This is the lowest level of net petroleum trade (imports minus exports) since 1971. At the same time, total U.S. gross petroleum trade (imports and exports) has reached an all-time high of 16.3 million b/d in 2017.

Customer spending on electricity expected to increase this summer

Apr 17, 2018
EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook forecasts the typical U.S. household will spend an average of $426 for electricity this summer (June–August), an increase of about 3% from the average summer expenditures in 2017. The expected increase in electricity bills is a result of forecast higher retail electricity prices and slightly higher projected electricity use to meet increased cooling demand.

U.S. natural gas production and consumption increase in nearly all AEO2018 cases

Apr 16, 2018
EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2018 (AEO2018) projects that U.S. dry natural gas production will increase through 2050 across a wide variety of alternative assumptions about the future. In the Reference case, which is based on current laws and regulations, production grows 59% from 2017 to 2050, starting at 73.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2017 and reaching 118 Bcf/d in 2050.

Drilling Productivity Report

Apr 16, 2018
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.

Natural gas inventories end heating season at the lowest level since 2014

Apr 13, 2018
Working natural gas in storage in the United States as of March 31, 2018, the end of the 2017–2018 heating season, totaled 1,351 billion cubic feet (Bcf), according to EIA’s estimate based on its Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report. This is the lowest level for U.S. working gas stocks at this time of year since March 31, 2014, when working gas stocks were much lower, at 837 Bcf following the 2013-2014 heating season

State Energy Data System: Petroleum coke and other petroleum products for 2016

Apr 13, 2018
Annual state-level estimates of consumption, prices, and expenditures for petroleum coke and other petroleum products for 2016. “Other petroleum products” is a category that comprises 11 products, including still gas, petrochemical feedstocks, and special napthas.

Wholesale Electricity and Natural Gas Market Data

Apr 12, 2018
Contains spreadsheets with wholesale electricity and natural gas data from eight major trading hubs that cover most regions of the United States. The data are through April 10, 2018, and are republished, with permission, from the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE).

Summer gasoline prices expected to be highest in four years

Apr 12, 2018
EIA forecasts that drivers in the United States will pay an average of $2.74 per gallon (gal) this summer for regular gasoline, the highest average summer gasoline price in four years, according to EIA's Short-Term Energy and Summer Fuels Outlook. EIA's forecast gasoline price for summer 2018 (April through September) is 26 cents/gal higher than the average price last summer, largely reflecting changes in crude oil prices.

U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude oil production to continue at record highs through 2019

Apr 11, 2018
U.S. crude oil production in the Federal Gulf of Mexico (GOM) increased slightly in 2017, reaching 1.65 million b/d, the highest annual level on record. Although briefly hindered by platform outages and pipeline issues in December 2017, oil production in the GOM is expected to continue increasing in 2018 and 2019, based on forecasts in the EIA's latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). EIA expects the GOM to account for 16% of total U.S. crude oil production in each year

By some measures, U.S. natural gas production set a record in 2017

Apr 10, 2018
Two out of three of EIA's measures of natural gas production in the United States set records in 2017. U.S. natural gas production measured as gross withdrawals reached 90.9 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2017, the highest volume on record according to EIA's Monthly Crude Oil, Lease Condensate, and Natural Gas Production Report.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Apr 10, 2018
For the 2018 April-September summer driving season, EIA forecasts U.S. regular gasoline retail prices to average $2.74/gallon (gal), up from an average of $2.41/gal last summer (see Summer Fuels Outlook). The higher forecast gasoline prices are primarily the result of higher forecast crude oil prices. For all of 2018, EIA expects U.S. regular gasoline retail prices to average $2.64/gal and gasoline retail prices for all grades to average $2.76/gal, which would result in the average U.S. household spending about $190 (9%) more on motor fuel in 2018 compared with 2017.

Iran Country Analysis Brief

Apr 9, 2018
Iran holds the world's fourth-largest proved crude oil reserves and the world's second-largest natural gas reserves. Since the lifting of sanctions that targeted Iran's oil sector, oil production has reached more than 3.8 million barrels per day in 2017. Iran's natural gas activities are centered on the South Pars natural gas field, located offshore in the Persian Gulf, which holds roughly 40% of Iran's proved natural gas reserves.

U.S. crude oil production growth projected to be led by light, sweet crude oil

Apr 9, 2018
Recent growth in U.S. crude oil production has been primarily light, sweet crude oil, defined as having an API gravity of 35 or higher and sulfur content of 0.3% or less. These light, sweet crudes, which are produced from tight resource formations, accounted for nearly 90% of the 3.1 million barrel per day (b/d) growth in production from 2010 to 2017.

About 7% of fossil fuels are consumed for non-combustion use in the United States

Apr 6, 2018
While most fossil fuels in the United States are burned, or combusted, to produce heat and power, EIA estimates that the equivalent of about 5.5 quadrillion British thermal units of fossil fuels were consumed for non-combustion purposes in the United States in 2017. Over the past decade, non-combustion consumption of fossil fuels has typically accounted for about 7% of total fossil fuel consumption and about 6% of total energy consumption in the United States.

Assumptions to AEO2018

Apr 5, 2018
This series of reports presents the major assumptions of the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) used to generate the projections in the Annual Energy Outlook 2018, 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.

Average frequency and duration of electric distribution outages vary by states

Apr 5, 2018
Interruptions in electricity service vary by frequency and duration across the many electric distribution systems that serve about 145 million customers in the United States. In 2016, customers experienced an average of 1.3 interruptions and went without power for four hours during the year.

U.S. production of crude oil grew 5% in 2017, likely leading to record 2018 production

Apr 4, 2018
Annual average U.S. crude oil production reached 9.3 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2017, an increase of 464,000 b/d from 2016 levels after declining by 551,000 b/d in 2016. In November 2017, monthly U.S. crude oil production reached 10.07 million b/d, the highest monthly level of crude oil production in U.S. history.

In 2017, U.S. electricity sales fell by the greatest amount since the recession

Apr 3, 2018
U.S. retail electricity sales fell by 80 billion kilowatthours (kWh) in 2017, the largest drop since the economic recession in 2009. The 2% decrease in 2017 reflects lower retail sales in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors and is largely attributable to milder weather.

Quarterly Coal Distribution Report (QCDR) – Fourth-Quarter 2017

Apr 2, 2018
The Quarterly Coal Distribution Report (QCDR) provides detailed U.S. domestic coal distribution data for Oct–Dec 2017, excluding waste coal and imports, by coal origin, coal destination, mode of transportation, and consuming sector. All quarterly coal distribution data are preliminary and will be superseded by the release of the corresponding Annual Coal Distribution Report.

Natural gas storage design capacity increased slightly in 2017

Apr 2, 2018
Over the past four years, relatively little new underground natural gas storage capacity was built in the Lower 48 states. EIA measures natural gas storage capacity in two ways: design capacity and demonstrated maximum working gas volume (or demonstrated peak). In 2017, design capacity grew by about 1%, and demonstrated peak fell by 1%

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Apr 2, 2018
The April 2018 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through January 2018, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States.

Quarterly Coal Report (QCR), October – December 2017

Apr 2, 2018
U.S. coal production during fourth-quarter 2017 totaled 193.8 million short tons. This level was 1.2% lower than the previous quarter and 2.9% lower than fourth-quarter 2016. Fourth-quarter 2017 U.S. coal exports (28.2 million short tons) increased 14.5% from the third-quarter 2017 level and increased 45.8% from the fourth-quarter 2017 level. U.S. coal imports in fourth-quarter 2017 were 1.4 million short tons. All data for 2016 and prior years are final. All data for 2017 are preliminary.

Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

Mar 30, 2018
These monthly production estimates are based on data from the EIA-914, Monthly Crude Oil, Lease Condensate, and Natural Gas Production Report.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Mar 30, 2018
Monthly national and regional biodiesel production data for January 2018. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Company Level Imports

Mar 30, 2018
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

State Energy Data System: Lubricants for 2016

Mar 30, 2018
Annual state-level estimates of consumption, prices, and expenditures for lubricants.

Natural Gas Monthly

Mar 30, 2018
In January 2018, for the eighth consecutive month, dry natural gas production increased year-to-year from the same month a year ago. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in January 2018 was 2,400 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 77.4 Bcf/day. This level was 6.8 Bcf/day (9.6%) higher than the January 2017 level of 70.6 Bcf/day. The average daily rate of dry natural gas production for January was the highest for the month since EIA began tracking monthly dry production in 1973.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Mar 30, 2018
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.

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

Mar 30, 2018
Monthly data on rail movements of crude oil have been updated for January 2018. Crude oil movements by rail have significantly increased over the past five years. The 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.

Underground Natural Gas Working Storage Capacity

Mar 30, 2018
This annual report calculates underground natural gas storage capacity as of November 2017 and explains how changes in storage capacity relate to market circumstances. Natural gas design capacity was up slightly as of November 2017, driven by expansions in the East. Demonstrated maximum capacity was down in most regions.

EIA projects that U.S. coal demand will remain flat for several decades

Mar 30, 2018
EIA projects U.S. coal disposition—domestic demand and coal exports—to remain relatively flat through 2050 in the Annual Energy Outlook 2018 (AEO2018) Reference case, even as many coal-fired power plants are retired. Coal disposition for the next three decades averages 750 million short tons per year (MMst), down from the peak of nearly 1.2 billion tons in 2008.

Wholesale Electricity and Natural Gas Market Data

Mar 29, 2018
Contains spreadsheets with wholesale electricity and natural gas data from eight major trading hubs that cover most regions of the United States. The data are through March 27, 2018, and are republished, with permission, from the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE).

EIA uses two simplified metrics to show future power plants' relative economics

Mar 29, 2018
EIA's long-term outlook for the electric power sector considers both the cost to build and operate power plants as well as the value those plants provide to the grid. A supplemental report to EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2018 (AEO2018) describes two simple measures of cost and value to show how certain technologies can be compared to determine the most economically attractive technologies, and in turn, the types of power plants most likely to be built.

Oil and Gas County Code Master List

Mar 28, 2018
The County Code Master List (CCML) provides the EIA standard county name spellings and codes for use in the Form EIA-23L, Annual Report of Domestic Oil and Natural Gas Reserves.

U.S. net energy imports in 2017 fall to their lowest levels since 1982

Mar 28, 2018
Total net energy imports to the United States fell to 7.3 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) in 2017, a 35% decrease from 2016 and the lowest level since 1982, when both gross imports and gross exports were much lower.

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