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Production from offshore pre-salt oil deposits has increased Brazil’s oil production

Dec 14, 2017

Brazil has produced 3.3 million barrels per day (b/d) of petroleum and other liquids so far in 2017, according to data through August, up from 3.2 million b/d in 2016, making it the ninth-largest producer of petroleum and other liquids in the world. Production of crude oil in Brazil increased in recent years as producers targeted large, offshore, pre-salt oil deposits.

Monthly Densified Biomass Fuel Report

Dec 14, 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.

Utility solar photovoltaic capacity is dominated by crystalline silicon panel technology

Dec 13, 2017

Most of the growing number of installations of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) operating capacity across the United States have been systems that make use of crystalline silicon panels. In 2016, 70% of U.S. utility-scale PV capacity used crystalline silicon modules. Thin-film technology accounted for 28% of capacity.

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Refined coal has made up nearly one-fifth of coal-fired power generation so far in 2017

Dec 12, 2017
The U.S. power sector consumption of coal is increasingly shifting to refined coal, even as coal-fired electricity generation decreases. Use of refined coal has increased from 17% of power sector coal consumption in 2016 to 19% so far in 2017, based on data through September.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Dec 12, 2017
North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $63 per barrel (b) in November, an increase of $5/b from the average in October. EIA forecasts Brent spot prices to average $57/b in 2018, up from an average of $54/b in 2017.

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions decreased in most states from 2005 to 2015

Dec 11, 2017
The United States has a diverse energy landscape that is reflected in differences in state-level emissions profiles. Between 2005 and 2015, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions decreased in 43 states (including the District of Columbia) and increased in 8 states.

U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Wells by Production Rate

Dec 11, 2017
This report provides yearly estimates of the number of producing oil and natural gas wells grouped into 26 production volume brackets ranging from less than 1 barrel of oil equivalent per day (BOE/day) to over 12,800 BOE/day.

India’s steel industry, like America’s, is dominated by electric-based processes

Dec 8, 2017
India is the third-largest steel producer in the world after China and Japan, having surpassed other large steel-making countries such as the United States, Russia, and South Korea over the previous decade, according to the World Steel Association

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Electric Power Annual 2016

Dec 7, 2017
The Electric Power Annual 2016 (EPA 2016) report is now available with final data through 2016. The 2016 EPA presents 11 years (2006–16) of national-level data on electricity generating capacity, electricity generation and useful thermal output, fuel receipts, consumption, and emissions.

U.S. liquefied natural gas exports have increased as new facilities come online

Dec 7, 2017
In August 2017, total U.S. natural gas liquefaction capacity in the Lower 48 states increased to 2.8 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) following the completion of the fourth liquefaction unit at the Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Louisiana. With increasing liquefaction capacity and utilization, U.S. LNG exports averaged 1.9 Bcf/d, and capacity utilization averaged 80% this year, based on data through November.

Nearly half of all U.S. electricity customers have smart meters

Dec 6, 2017
Installations of smart meters have more than doubled since 2010—almost half of all U.S. electricity customer accounts now have smart meters. By the end of 2016, U.S. electric utilities had installed about 71 million advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) smart meters, covering 47% of the 150 million electricity customers in the United States.

Natural gas power generation share grew in Southern states for a decade as coal declined

Dec 5, 2017
Coal’s share of total electricity generation in the South declined over the past decade, from 50% in 2006 to 29% in 2016. As the use of coal has declined, the use of natural gas has increased. In 2016, southern states used natural gas for 42% of their electricity generation, a bigger share than the U.S. average of 34%.

Appalachia region drives growth in U.S. natural gas production since 2012

Dec 4, 2017
Shale gas production in the Appalachia region has increased rapidly since 2012, driving an overall increase in U.S. natural gas production. According to EIA’s Drilling Productivity Report, natural gas production in the Appalachia region—namely the Marcellus and Utica shale plays—has increased by more than 14 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) since 2012.

Natural Gas Monthly

Dec 1, 2017
In September 2017, for the fourth 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 September 2017 was 2,250 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 75.0 Bcf/day. This level was 3.1 Bcf/day (4.3%) higher than the September 2016 level of 71.9 Bcf/day. Dry natural gas production for September was the highest for the month since EIA began tracking monthly dry production in 1973.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Dec 1, 2017
The December 2017 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through September 2017, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States. In this edition of the PMM, preliminary monthly average price data show prices for crude oil and most petroleum products continued to rise in September. U.S.–level Prime Supplier data show mixed trends for sales of the major refined products, with gasoline and No. 2 distillates trending downwards from August levels, while kerosene-type jet fuel, propane, and residual fuel sales increased month-on-month.

Monthly Solar Photovoltaic Module Shipments Report

Dec 1, 2017
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.

Electricity Monthly Update

Dec 1, 2017
This issue contains data for September 2017 as well as a feature article on how monthly data better tracks the continuing decline in the average price of PV solar modules in the United States.

Electric Power Monthly

Dec 1, 2017
Data in the November 2017 Electric Power Monthly (EPM) are for September 2017, during which net generation in the United States fell 4.9 percent from the September 2016 level. Consumption of natural gas for power generation was down 5.2 percent compared to September 2016. The average residential retail price of electricity for September 2017 was up 3.3 percent from what it had been in September 2016.

Working and Net Available Shell Storage Capacity

Nov 30, 2017
Working and net available shell storage capacity as of September 30, 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 September 30.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Nov 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.

Company Level Imports

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

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Nov 30, 2017
Monthly national and regional biodiesel production data for September 2017. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

Nov 30, 2017
Monthly data on rail movements of crude oil have been updated for September 2017. 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.

Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

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

Residential heating oil and propane prices are expected to be higher than last winter

Nov 30, 2017
Residential heating oil and propane prices entered the winter heating season higher than last winter’s prices, and EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts those prices will remain higher through March.

Wind turbine heights and capacities have increased over the past decade

Nov 29, 2017
Wind turbines in the United States have grown in both average height and capacity over the past decade, according to data on utility-scale electricity generators collected by EIA. Wind turbine capacity is based largely on the length of the blades and taller turbines are able to not only have longer blades, but also take advantage of better wind resources that are available at greater heights.

Natural gas production in Bakken region increases at a faster rate than oil production

Nov 28, 2017
In North Dakota’s Bakken region, the ratio of natural gas production relative to crude oil, known as the gas-oil ratio, has been gradually increasing since 2008 and has increased at a faster rate since 2014. More than 90% of North Dakota’s crude oil and natural gas production comes from the Bakken region, which includes the Bakken and Three Forks formations.

Biomass and waste fuels made up 2% of total U.S. electricity generation in 2016

Nov 27, 2017
Biomass and waste fuels generated 71.4 billion kilowatthours of electricity in 2016, or 2% of total generation in the United States, according to EIA’s recently released annual electric power data. Biomass fuels are defined as all non-fossil, carbon-based (biogenic) energy sources. Waste fuels are defined as all other non-biogenic wastes.

Prime Supplier Report

Nov 22, 2017
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data through September 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. average gasoline prices this Thanksgiving are higher than the previous two years

Nov 22, 2017
Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, U.S. retail regular-grade gasoline averaged $2.57 per gallon (gal), up 41 cents/gal from the same time last year. Although gasoline prices are higher than in both 2015 and 2016, the Thanksgiving 2017 gasoline price is still the third-lowest since 2008.

Wholesale Electricity and Natural Gas Market Data

Nov 22, 2017
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 December 5, 2017, and are republished, with permission, from the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE).

Annual Coal Distribution Report 2016

Nov 21, 2017
The Annual Coal Distribution Report (ACDR) provides detailed information on U.S. domestic coal distribution for 2016 excluding waste coal and imports by coal origin state, destination state, mode of transportation, and coal consuming sector. Also, the report provides a summary of foreign coal distribution by coal-exporting state. All data for 2016 are final and this report supersedes the data published in all quarterly coal distribution reports during 2016.

Natural gas inventories end October just below the previous five-year average

Nov 21, 2017
Working natural gas in storage in the Lower 48 states as of October 31, 2017, totaled 3,784 billion cubic feet (Bcf), as interpolated from EIA’s Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report data. Natural gas storage levels typically increase from April through October, although net injections sometimes occur in November.

More results from the 2014 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey

Nov 21, 2017
This release covers 25 new tables, which include data on consumption and electricity use by establishment size; ratios of fuel consumption per dollar value of shipments, per dollar value added, and per employee; energy prices, expenditures and quantities purchased; and reasons that fuels were not switchable. EIA expects the 3rd and final set of MECS tables to be released at the end of December.

Monthly Energy Review

Nov 21, 2017
EIA's comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. This month’s MER features two new tables: Table 1.11a, “Non-Combustion Use of Fossil Fuels in Physical Units,” and Table 1.11b, “Heat Content of Non-Combustion Use of Fossil Fuels.” Preliminary estimates indicate that non-combustion use of fossil fuels represented 5.3% of total U.S. energy consumption in August 2017.

Low and high economic growth cases for China and India

Nov 21, 2017
This report, the second of four Issues in Focus articles from the International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO2017), discusses the economic developments in India and China and compares results from separate runs of EIA’s World Energy Projection System Plus (WEPS+) model to the projections in the IEO2017. These results help quantify some of the uncertainty associated with the effects that differences in long-term economic growth in China and India may have on international energy markets.

Brazil Country Analysis Brief

Nov 21, 2017
Brazil is a significant energy producer. In 2016, Brazil produced 3.24 million barrels per day (b/d) of petroleum and other liquids, making it the world's ninth-largest producer and the third-largest in the Americas behind the United States and Canada. Increasing domestic oil production has been a long-term goal of the Brazilian government, and discoveries of large, offshore, pre-salt oil deposits have transformed Brazil into a top-10 liquid fuels producer.

Link between growth in economic activity and electricity use is changing around the world

Nov 20, 2017
Growth in economic activity (measured as gross domestic product) has tended historically to be coupled with increases in electricity use as populations grow and generate more goods and services. However, more recently this relationship has been decoupling in many countries.

State Energy Data System: Asphalt and Road Oil Through 2016

Nov 17, 2017
Annual state-level estimates of energy consumption, prices, and expenditures for asphalt and road oil.

Decommissioning nuclear reactors is a long-term and costly process

Nov 17, 2017
Since 2013, six commercial nuclear reactors in the United States have shut down, and an additional eight reactors have announced plans to retire by 2025. The retirement process for nuclear power plants involves disposing of nuclear waste and decontaminating equipment and facilities to reduce residual radioactivity, making it much more expensive and time consuming than retiring other power plants.

EIA webinar: Forecasting U.S. crude oil production

Nov 16, 2017
EIA hosted a webinar discussing trends in U.S. crude oil production during 2017 and the implications for 2018 and 2019. Presenters included: Artem Abramov (Rystad Energy), Phillip Dunning (Drillinginfo), Harold Hamm (Continental Resources), and John Staub (EIA).

Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

Nov 16, 2017
Third quarter 2017 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

Growth in global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions expected to slow

Nov 16, 2017
EIA projects that growth in global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy-related sources will slow despite increasing energy consumption. EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO2017) Reference case projects that energy-related CO2 emissions will grow 0.6% per year from 2015 to 2040, a slower rate of growth than the 1.8% per year experienced from 1990 to 2015.

State Energy Profiles: New monthly data for August and September 2017, new annual data, and updated Profile Analyses and Quick Facts

Nov 16, 2017
New monthly data are available for electricity, petroleum, natural gas, and coal series. New annual data are available for total carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, Profile Analyses and Quick Facts have been updated for Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Annual Coal Report

Nov 15, 2017
The Annual Coal Report (ACR) provides annual data on U.S. coal production, number of mines, productive capacity, recoverable reserves, employment, productivity, consumption, stocks, and prices. All data for 2016 and prior years are final.

Transportation constraints and export costs widen the Brent-WTI crude oil price spread

Nov 15, 2017
In its November Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), EIA forecasts the price difference between West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil priced at Cushing, Oklahoma, and Brent, the global crude oil price benchmark, to remain at $6 per barrel (b) through the first quarter of 2018 before narrowing to $4/b during the second half of 2018.

Russia exports most of its crude oil production, mainly to Europe

Nov 14, 2017
Russia exported more than 5.2 million barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil and condensate and more than 2.4 million b/d of petroleum products in 2016, mostly to countries in Europe. Exports of crude oil and petroleum products represented nearly 70% of total Russian petroleum liquids production in 2016.

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