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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Drilling Productivity Report

Nov 13, 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.

CO2 emissions from coal fell by record amount in 2015, led by Texas and Midwest

Nov 13, 2017
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with coal consumption in the United States fell by a record 231 million metric tons in 2015. More than 60% of the annual decrease occurred in 10 states, led by Texas, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Pennsylvania, according to EIA’s state-level carbon dioxide emissions data.

The final annual 2016 electric generator data from Form EIA-860

Nov 9, 2017
The power plant data file (2_Plant_Y2016) now includes:
• Identification of plant-level energy storage capabilities including the distinction of natural gas storage type as liquefied natural gas
• Identification of the Local Distribution Company (LDC) connected to natural gas burning power plants
• The name(s) of the owner or operator of each natural gas pipeline that connects directly to this facility or that connects to a lateral pipeline owned by this facility

The detailed solar technology data file (3_3_Solar_Y2016) now includes:
• The tilt angle of the solar tracking system
• The capacity under a net-metering or virtual net-metering agreement

The new detailed energy storage technology data file (3_4_Energy_Storage_Y2016) 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.

Coal stockpiles at U.S. coal power plants have fallen since last year

Nov 9, 2017
In August 2017, coal stockpiles at electric power plants were 144 million tons, the lowest monthly level since late 2014, according to EIA’s Electric Power Monthly. Coal stockpiles at U.S. coal-fired power plants typically follow a seasonal pattern of increasing during the spring and fall, when electricity demand is relatively low, and decreasing during the summer and winter, when electricity demand is relatively high

Electric Power Plant Operations Report Annual 2016 Final Data

Nov 9, 2017
The data include detailed spreadsheets with final monthly and annual 2016 data on electricity generation, fuel consumption, fossil fuel stocks, and receipts at the power plant and prime mover level. These data are collected on the EIA-923 Power Plant Operations Report. Also included are data on non-utility source and disposition of electricity, as well as plant-specific environmental data.

Wholesale Electricity and Natural Gas Market Data

Nov 9, 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 November 7, 2017 and are republished, with permission, from the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE).

EIA forecasts growth in world nuclear electricity capacity, led by non-OECD countries

Nov 8, 2017
EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO2017) projects that global nuclear capacity will grow at an average annual rate of 1.6% from 2016 through 2040, led predominantly by countries outside of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). EIA expects China to continue leading world nuclear growth, followed by India.

Modeling Distributed Generation in the Buildings Sectors

Nov 7, 2017
This report analyzes the modeling of distributed generation (DG) in the National Energy Model System (NEMS). EIA models DG that is connected to the electric grid and currently assumes generation offsets retail sales.This report analyzes the factors affecting projected residential and non-residential DG in the Annual Energy Outlook 2017.

More U.S. distillate is being exported

Nov 7, 2017
U.S. distillate exports have continued to increase in 2017, both in volume and as a share of total distillate production. Domestic distillate demand has remained relatively stable, increasing slightly from January through July 2017.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Nov 7, 2017
North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $58 per barrel (b) in October, an increase of $1/b from the average in September. EIA forecasts Brent spot prices to average $53/b in 2017 and $56/b in 2018.

Electric Sales and Revenue Annual Data

Nov 6, 2017
Detailed spreadsheets contain retail sales and revenue data from the 2016 Form EIA-861. The files contain 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.

Electric Sales, Revenue, and Average Price Report

Nov 6, 2017
Report consists of data tables showing retail sales and revenue data from the 2016 Form EIA-861. The tables show sector and geographic coverage for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Repowering wind turbines adds generating capacity at existing sites

Nov 6, 2017
Repowering older wind turbines, which involves replacing aging turbines or components, is becoming more common in the United States as the turbine fleet ages and as wind turbine technology advances. Newer turbines tend to be larger and installed at greater heights, allowing for more capacity per turbine.

Growth in plug-in electric vehicles depends on future market conditions

Nov 3, 2017
Cumulative sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), including battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, reached 1.2 million worldwide in 2015. Still, PEVs account for less than 1% of vehicles in use globally. Future developments in battery technology, policy, and consumer preference have important implications for future PEV adoption and serve as a great source of uncertainty in meeting future mobility demand.

Residential and Commercial Sector Energy Code Adoption and Compliance Rates

Nov 2, 2017
The U.S. does not have a federally mandated building energy code. Instead, states or local governments can choose whether to adopt one of the national model energy codes or a modified version of the model code. This report estimates state adoption and compliance rates for commercial and residential model building energy codes.

Almost 40% of global liquefied natural gas trade moves through the South China Sea

Nov 2, 2017
The South China Sea is a major route for liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade, and in 2016, almost 40% of global LNG trade, or about 4.7 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), passed through the South China Sea

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Nov 1, 2017
The November 2017 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through August 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 price data show prices for crude oil and most petroleum products increased in August. U.S.–level Prime Supplier data show mixed trends for sales of the major refined products, with gasoline, distillates, and propane sales rising from last month’s rates, while kerosene-type jet fuel and residual fuel sales falling from July levels.

Widening Brent-WTI price spread unlikely to change East Coast crude oil supply

Nov 1, 2017
In September and October 2017, the difference between domestic and foreign crude oil prices has risen to the highest level since 2015. In the past, price differences between West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent crude oil led to changes in crude oil supply for petroleum refineries in the U.S. East Coast region.

Petra Nova is one of two carbon capture and sequestration power plants in the world

Oct 31, 2017
The Petra Nova facility, a coal-fired power plant located near Houston, Texas, is one of only two operating power plants with carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the world, and it is the only such facility in the United States.

2015 RECS Square Footage Methodology Published

Oct 31, 2017
The square footage, or size, of a home is an important characteristic in understanding its energy use. This comprehensive methodology report discusses how the 2015 RECS square footage estimates were produced.

More results from EIA’s 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS)

Oct 31, 2017
EIA has just released additional benchmark estimates from the 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS). This release includes 16 tables displaying total and average square footage for U.S. homes, tabulated by a variety of characteristics, as well as a data table on household energy insecurity and an updated microdata file.

One in three U.S. households faced challenges in paying energy bills in 2015

Oct 31, 2017
Nearly one-third of U.S. households (31%) reported facing a challenge in paying energy bills or sustaining adequate heating and cooling in their home in 2015, according to the most recent results from EIA’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS).

Russia Country Analysis Brief

Oct 31, 2017
Russia is the world’s largest producer of crude oil (including lease condensate) and the second-largest producer of dry natural gas. Russia also produces significant amounts of coal. Russia’s economy is highly dependent on its hydrocarbons, and oil and natural gas revenues account for more than one-third of the federal budget revenues.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Oct 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

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

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

Oct 31, 2017
Monthly data on rail movements of crude oil have been updated for August 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 Biodiesel Production Report

Oct 31, 2017
Monthly national and regional biodiesel production data for August 2017. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Natural Gas Monthly

Oct 31, 2017
In August 2017, for the third 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 August 2017 was 2,278 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 73.5 Bcf/day. This level was 1.2 Bcf/day (1.6%) higher than the August 2016 level of 72.3 Bcf/day.

Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

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

Monthly Solar Photovoltaic Module Shipments Report

Oct 30, 2017
This report contains newly collected monthly summary data beginning in January 2017 for the photovoltaic industry in the United States. The subset of respondents who now must report monthly represents approximately 90% of photovoltaic (PV) activity in the United States, based on prior year’s data. 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.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regains ability to certificate natural gas pipelines

Oct 30, 2017
Three new pipeline projects in the northeast received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in October, the first projects to be approved since February.

Haynesville shale gas production increases to highest levels since end of 2013

Oct 27, 2017
Recent increases in drilling activity and well production rates are raising natural gas production levels in the Haynesville region, according to EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). Marketed natural gas production in Haynesville reached 6.9 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in September after remaining near 6.0 Bcf/d for the previous three years.

South Africa Country Analysis Brief

Oct 26, 2017
South Africa produces small amounts of crude oil and natural gas and must rely on its domestic coal production to fuel its electricity sector and crude oil imports to feed its refineries. Additionally, South Africa has one of the world’s largest synthetic fuels industries and uses proprietary technology to convert coal and gas to liquid. South Africa has struggled with power shortages in recent years, which spurred development in electricity capacity fueled by coal and renewable energy over the past two years.

Monthly Energy Review

Oct 26, 2017
EIA's comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that U.S. net imports of energy fell from 1.1 quadrillion Btu in July 2016 to 0.7 quadrillion Btu in July 2017, a 42% decrease.

Gulf Coast refinery runs are approaching levels seen prior to Hurricane Harvey

Oct 26, 2017
For the week ending October 20, 2017, gross inputs to petroleum refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast averaged 8.8 million barrels per day (b/d), or about 324,000 b/d higher than the previous five-year range for mid-October, based on data in EIA’s Weekly Petroleum Status Report (WPSR).

China leads the growth in projected global natural gas consumption

Oct 25, 2017
Global natural gas consumption is expected to grow from 340 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2015 to 485 Bcf/d by 2040, primarily in countries in Asia and in the Middle East, based on projections in EIA’s latest International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO2017). China accounts for more than a quarter of all global natural gas consumption growth between 2015 and 2040.

Puerto Rico’s electricity service is slow to return after Hurricane Maria

Oct 24, 2017
More than one month after Hurricane Maria made landfall, electricity service has not been restored to most residents of the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. As of Monday morning, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority had partially restored service to 18% of customers in 35 of 78 municipalities.

State Carbon Dioxide Emissions Data

Oct 24, 2017
These estimates of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) are based on the State Energy Data System. The state data include a summary table with total energy-related CO2 by state beginning in 1990, tables with emissions by all fuels and sectors in 2015, and additional tables for each fuel and sector with history going back to 1980. Detailed tables for individual states provide emissions by fuel and sector for data beginning in 1980. Documentation for methodology is also included. 

Electricity Monthly Update

Oct 24, 2017
This issue contains data for August 2017 as well as a feature article on how aging wind turbines and advances in wind turbine technology create a potential for wind repowering in the United States.

Electric Power Monthly

Oct 24, 2017
Data in the October 2017 Electric Power Monthly (EPM) are for August 2017, during which net generation in the United States fell 7.2% from the August 2016 level. Consumption of natural gas for power generation was down 12.3% compared with August 2016. The average residential retail price of electricity for August 2017 was up 2.2% from the level in August 2016.

September unplanned global oil supply disruptions fall to lowest level since January 2012

Oct 23, 2017
Unplanned global supply disruptions fell to 1.6 million barrels per day (b/d) in September, the lowest level since January 2012. Over the past six months, unplanned oil supply disruptions have fallen by more than 1.0 million b/d, as outages in Libya, Nigeria, and Iraq abated.

Prime Supplier Report

Oct 23, 2017
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data through August 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.

Plug-in electric vehicles: future market conditions and adoption rates

Oct 23, 2017
This report, the first of four Issues in Focus articles from the International Energy Outlook 2017, analyzes the effects of uncertainties in the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) on worldwide transportation energy consumption. Uncertainties surrounding consumer acceptance, vehicle cost, policies, and other market conditions could affect future adoption rates of plug-in electric vehicles. Two side cases are presented in this report that assume different levels of PEV adoption and result in different levels of worldwide transportation energy consumption.


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