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U.S. uranium production, prices, and employment all fell in 2016

Jun 23, 2017

Production of U.S. uranium concentrate decreased 40% between 2014 and 2016 to 2.9 million pounds U3O8 in 2016, the lowest annual total since 2005. Uranium production has been affected by falling uranium prices, with spot prices falling from $34 per pound (lb) in January 2016 to $18/lb in November, the lowest uranium spot price since May 2004.

Electricity Monthly Update

Jun 23, 2017

This issue contains data for April 2017 as well as a feature article on how natural gas consumption for power generation decreased during the winter of 2016-17.

Electric Power Monthly

Jun 23, 2017

Data in the June 2017 Electric Power Monthly (EPM) are for April 2017, during which net generation in the United States rose 0.3 percent from the April 2016 level. Consumption of coal for power generation was up 14.0 percent compared to April 2016. The average residential retail price of electricity for April 2017 was up 2.2 percent from what it had been in April 2016.

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Earthquake trends in Oklahoma and other states likely related to wastewater injection

Jun 22, 2017
According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the number of earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains has increased dramatically since 2009. More earthquakes in these areas have coincided with the increase in oil and natural gas production from shale formations.

Wholesale Electricity and Natural Gas Market Data

Jun 22, 2017
Wholesale market data for natural gas and electric power are now available and updated through June 20, 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.

Prime Supplier Report

Jun 21, 2017
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through April 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.

Growing octane needs widen the price difference between premium and regular gasoline

Jun 21, 2017
The difference between U.S. average retail prices for premium and regular gasoline reached 50 cents per gallon in late 2016, and it has remained near that level so far in 2017. This price difference, or spread, has been generally increasing since 2000. Many factors on both the supply and demand sides are influencing this trend.

Refinery Capacity Report

Jun 21, 2017
Data series include fuel, electricity, and steam purchased for consumption at the refinery; refinery receipts of crude oil by method of transportation; current and projected capacities for atmospheric crude oil distillation, downstream charge, production, and storage capacities. Respondents are operators of all operating and idle petroleum refineries (including new refineries under construction) and refineries shut down during the previous year, located in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and other U.S. possessions.

U.S. refineries are running at record-high levels

Jun 20, 2017
Gross inputs to U.S. petroleum refineries, also referred to as refinery runs, averaged a record high 17.7 million barrels per day (b/d) for the week ending May 26, before dropping slightly to 17.5 million b/d for the week ending June 2 and 17.6 million b/d for the week ending June 9. Product supplied to the U.S. market as well as inventories and exports are also at relatively high levels.

U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity

Jun 20, 2017
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its annual fuel ethanol production capacity report. The new report contains data for all operating U.S. fuel ethanol production plants as of January 1, 2017.

Uranium Marketing Annual Report

Jun 19, 2017
Statistical data update for 2016 on purchases, prices, contracts, enrichment services, sales, and inventories for the U.S. uranium production industry.

Dishwashers are among the least-used appliances in American homes

Jun 19, 2017
Compared with other major home appliances such as clothes washers, dryers, and cooking equipment, dishwashers are both less pervasive and less likely to be used when available. Of the 80 million households that have a dishwasher, 16 million (almost 20%) did not use their dishwasher in 2015, based on data from EIA’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS).

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Financial Review: First-quarter 2017

Jun 16, 2017
This analysis focuses on the financial and operating trends of 107 global oil and natural gas companies (called the energy companies).

Competition between coal and natural gas affects power markets

Jun 16, 2017
In 2016, natural gas provided 34% of total electricity generation, surpassing coal to become the leading generation source. Natural gas first exceeded coal as the most common electricity fuel on a monthly basis in April 2015 and on an annual basis in 2016. The increase in natural gas generation since 2005 is primarily a result of the continued cost competitiveness of natural gas relative to coal.

State Energy Profiles: New monthly data for March and April 2017, annual data for 2015, and updated analytical narratives and Quick Facts

Jun 15, 2017
New monthly data are available for electricity, petroleum, natural gas, and coal series. New annual data are available for 10 series covering consumption and expenditures. In addition, analytical narratives and Quick Facts have been updated for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Monthly Densified Biomass Fuel Report

Jun 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.

Global oil markets expected to tighten in third quarter 2017, then loosen through 2018

Jun 15, 2017
Forecast world production of crude oil and other liquids in 2017 and 2018 was revised slightly downward in the June edition of EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), which was issued after the May 25 announcement by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) of an extension to production cuts that were originally set to end this month.

Wind and solar in March accounted for 10% of U.S. electricity generation for first time

Jun 14, 2017
For the first time, monthly electricity generation from wind and solar (including utility-scale plants and small-scale systems) exceeded 10% of total electricity generation in the United States, based on March data in EIA’s Electric Power Monthly. Electricity generation from both of these energy sources has grown with increases in wind and solar generating capacity.

Three Mile Island is the latest nuclear power plant to announce retirement plans

Jun 13, 2017
At the end of May, Exelon, the owner of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station in southeastern Pennsylvania, announced its intention to retire the plant in 2019 unless the company is given assistance by the state to help keep the plant financially viable. Exelon’s announcement marks the sixth announced nuclear retirement in the past seven years.

Reporting oil companies’ proved reserves in 2016 decline for second consecutive year

Jun 12, 2017
Annual reports of 68 publicly traded oil companies indicated that their aggregate proved liquids reserves declined in 2016 for the second consecutive year. The decline in proved reserves was heavily concentrated in a few companies that reduced their estimated reserves from Canadian oil sands projects.

Drilling Productivity Report

Jun 12, 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.

U.N. cap on North Korean coal exports could decrease North Korean export earnings

Jun 9, 2017
In 2016, the almost $1.2 billion value of North Korea’s coal exports accounted for about 40% of their total export revenue. A cap imposed by the United Nations (U.N.) on imports of coal from North Korea would limit North Korea’s coal export earnings to about US $400 million in 2017, about one-third of the previous five-year average.

Global access to electricity has increased over the past two decades

Jun 8, 2017
According to the most recent data from the World Bank, 15% of the world’s population—approximately 1.1 billion people—lacked access to electricity in 2014. However, access to electricity has been generally increasing over the past two decades. In 1994, approximately 27% of the world’s population lacked access to electricity.

United States remains the world’s top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons

Jun 7, 2017
The United States remained the world's top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2016 for the fifth straight year despite production declines for both petroleum and natural gas relative to their 2015 levels.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Jun 6, 2017
North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $50 per barrel (b) in May, $2/b lower than the April average. EIA forecasts Brent spot prices to average $53/b in 2017 and $56/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 September 2017 delivery that traded during the five-day period ending June 1 suggest that a range of $39/b to $64/b encompasses the market expectation for WTI prices in September 2017 at the 95% confidence level.

As U.S. airlines carry more passengers, jet fuel use remains well below its previous peak

Jun 6, 2017
The amount of jet fuel consumed by U.S. airlines increased in both 2015 and 2016, although jet fuel use in 2016 remained 11% lower than its level a decade ago. Jet fuel use was lower despite the fact that the number of passengers traveling on U.S. carriers in 2016 was 7% higher than in 2007.

NERC’s Summer Reliability Assessment highlights seasonal electricity reliability issues

Jun 5, 2017
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC) recent 2017 Summer Reliability Assessment finds that there are enough resources to meet this summer's projected peak electricity demand in all areas of the country.

State Energy Data System: Total Energy for 2015

Jun 2, 2017
Annual state-level estimates for total energy consumption, prices, and expenditures.

As coal shipments decline, rail remains dominant mode of coal transport to power sector

Jun 2, 2017
The U.S. electric power sector consumed 677 million short tons of coal in 2016, the lowest amount since 1984. Electric power sector coal consumption accounted for more than 93% of all coal consumed in the United States, and more than two-thirds of this coal was shipped either completely or in part by rail.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Jun 1, 2017
The June 2017 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through March 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, final monthly data and annual averages for 2016 crude oil statistics are published in Tables 1, 1A, and 18-27. Preliminary monthly data show crude oil prices declined in March, while prices for finished petroleum products show mixed trends. U.S.–level Prime Supplier sales data show gasoline and distillate sales increased month-on-month and are above year-ago levels.

More than half of small-scale photovoltaic generation comes from residential rooftops

Jun 1, 2017
Generation from small-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems totaled about 37% of the annual generation from all U.S. solar PV electricity generators in 2016. EIA’s small-scale category includes PV systems that have less than one megawatt (MW) of generating capacity.

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative auction prices are the lowest since 2014

May 31, 2017
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) will hold its 36th auction for carbon dioxide (CO2) emission allowances on June 7. In the previous auction, held in March, more than 14 million allowances were sold at a clearing price of $3.00 per short ton of CO2, the lowest price in more than three years.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

May 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.

Company Level Imports

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

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

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

Working and Net Available Shell Storage Capacity

May 31, 2017
Working and net available shell storage capacity as of March 31, 2017 is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) report containing semi-annual storage capacity data. It includes three tables detailing working and net available shell storage capacity by facility type, product, and PAD District as of March 31.

Natural Gas Monthly

May 31, 2017
In March 2017, for the thirteenth 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 March 2017 was 2,219 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 71.6 Bcf/day. This level was a 1.8 Bcf/day (2.4%) decrease from the March 2016 level of 73.4 Bcf/day.

Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

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

2015 RECS Technical Documentation Summary now available

May 31, 2017
This report discusses the methods used to conduct the 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS). EIA also released a preliminary public-use microdata file and guidance on working with the RECS data.

What’s New in How We Use Energy at Home

May 31, 2017
Data from the most recent study, the 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), show the characteristics that contribute to energy consumption in homes today and highlight differences in how energy is used across the nation's 118.2 million households.

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

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

The 2017 EIA Energy Conference is June 26 and June 27

May 30, 2017
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is hosting its 2017 Energy Conference on Monday, June 26, and Tuesday, June 27, in Washington, DC. This two-day event provides an opportunity to meet and network with energy analysts, decision makers, and EIA staff.

Monthly Densified Biomass Fuel Report

May 30, 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.

Gasoline prices ahead of Memorial Day are higher than 2016, but second lowest since 2009

May 26, 2017
Gasoline prices heading into Memorial Day weekend average $2.40 per gallon (gal) nationally, up from last year's price of $2.30/gal. Despite the year-over-year increase, 2017 marks the second-lowest price ahead of the Memorial Day weekend since 2009, when the national average price of retail regular gasoline was $2.31/gal.

Monthly Energy Review

May 25, 2017
EIA's comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that, in February 2017, U.S. primary energy production totaled 6.8 quadrillion Btu, a 1% decrease from February 2016.

Energy storage and renewables beyond wind, hydro, solar make up 4% of U.S. power capacity

May 25, 2017
Beyond the main sources of electricity generation capacity in the United States that have recently been discussed in a series of Today in Energy articles, additional amounts of utility-scale capacity are provided by technologies such as hydroelectric pumped storage, batteries, flywheels, and renewable fuels other than hydro, wind, and solar.


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