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Recent legislation mandates additional sales of U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve crude oil

Feb 21, 2018

Recent legislation has directed the sale of more than 100 million barrels of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in U.S. government fiscal years (FY) 2022 through 2027. Based on legislated sales established in multiple acts of Congress, the SPR could decline by about 40% in the coming decade while still meeting requirements for petroleum import coverage.

U.S. ethane consumption, exports to increase as new petrochemical plants come online

Feb 20, 2018

Over the next two years, EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) projects growth in U.S. consumption of ethane in the petrochemical industry will exceed increases in consumption of all other petroleum and liquid products—such as motor gasoline, distillate, and jet fuel—combined.

The Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS) final set of tables

Feb 20, 2018

The third and final release of 2014 MECS tables is now available. The new tables include establishment counts corresponding to already-published energy consumption quantities; expanded counts of establishments participating in energy-management programs; counts of establishments with certain cogeneration and other general technologies; floorspace and number of buildings; and counts of fuel-switching including the price difference necessary to induce a switch to another energy source.

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U.S. coal production, exports, and prices increased in 2017

Feb 16, 2018
EIA expects total 2017 U.S. coal production to be 773 million short tons (MMst), 45 MMst higher than in 2016 and the largest year-over-year tonnage increase since 2001. Coal prices across the United States rose as well, especially for Central Appalachian coal.

U.S. proved reserves of natural gas up in 2016, oil reserves remained unchanged

Feb 15, 2018
The United States had 341.1 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas proved reserves as of the end of 2016, an increase of 5% from 2015, according to EIA’s recently released U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves report. U.S. crude oil and lease condensate proved reserves remained virtually unchanged from their 2015 level, at 35.2 billion barrels.

Capital investment in upstream oil and natural gas industries

Feb 15, 2018
The International Energy Outlook 2017 anticipates a large increase in oil and natural gas production with many large, capital-intensive projects that will come online after 2025 to meet rising demand. This Issues in Focus paper discusses recent trends in the upstream oil and natural gas markets; explains how these trends are reflected in IEO2017; and covers some of the uncertainties surrounding the projections.

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

Feb 15, 2018
New monthly data are available for electricity, petroleum, natural gas, and coal series. New annual data are available for average temperature, precipitation, and vehicle miles traveled. In addition, Profile Analyses and Quick Facts have been updated for Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Wholesale Electricity and Natural Gas Market Data

Feb 15, 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 February 13, 2018, and are republished, with permission, from the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE).

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U.S. imports of solar photovoltaic modules mainly come from Asia

Feb 14, 2018
Solar photovoltaic (PV) module imports into the United States have increased significantly in recent years and represent a sizable portion of installed solar capacity. In 2016, U.S. imports of solar modules measured in direct current (DC) totaled 13 gigawatts (GWDC)—up from 2 GWDC in 2010—with two-thirds of 2016 imports coming from Malaysia, China, and South Korea.

U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, Year-end 2016

Feb 13, 2018
The United States had 341.1 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas proved reserves as of December 31, 2016, an increase of 5% from 2015, according to U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, Year-end 2016, released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). U.S. crude oil and lease condensate proved reserves remained at 35.2 billion barrels at year-end 2016 (a slight net decline of 17 million barrels).

Electricity prices are highest in Hawaii but expenditures are highest in South Carolina

Feb 13, 2018
Hawaii has the highest residential electricity prices in the United States, averaging 27.5 cents per kilowatthour (kWh) in 2016—more than twice the national average. However, residential customers in four states spent more per household for electricity that year: South Carolina, Alabama, Connecticut, and Maryland.

The United States is projected to become a net energy exporter in most AEO2018 cases

Feb 12, 2018
EIA projects that the United States will become a net energy exporter in 2022 in the newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2018 (AEO2018) Reference case, primarily driven by changes in petroleum and natural gas markets. The transition from net energy importer to net energy exporter occurs even earlier in some sensitivity cases that modify assumptions about oil prices or resource extraction

Quarterly Coal Distribution Report (QCDR) – Third Quarter 2017

Feb 12, 2018
The Quarterly Coal Distribution Report (QCDR) provides detailed U.S. domestic coal distribution data for July – Sept 2017, excluding waste coal and imports, by coal origin, coal destination, mode of transportation, and consuming sector. Quarterly coal distribution data for all years are preliminary and will be superseded by the release of the corresponding “Annual Coal Distribution Report.”

Quarterly Coal Report (QCR), July – September 2017

Feb 12, 2018
U.S. coal production during third quarter 2017 totaled 196.2 million short tons. This was 4.9% higher than the previous quarter and 0.5% lower than third quarter 2016. Third quarter 2017 U.S. coal exports (24.6 million short tons) increased 13.1% from second quarter 2017 and increased 96.3% from third quarter 2016. U.S. coal imports in third quarter 2017 totaled 2.3 million short tons. All data for 2016 and prior years are final. All data for 2017 are preliminary.

Drilling Productivity Report

Feb 12, 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.

State Energy Data System: Nuclear energy for 2016

Feb 9, 2018
Annual state-level estimates of nuclear energy consumption, prices, and expenditures.

Utilities continue to increase spending on transmission infrastructure

Feb 9, 2018
Spending on infrastructure to deliver power to homes and businesses has increased steadily over the past 10 years as utilities build, upgrade, and replace station equipment, poles, fixtures, and overhead lines and devices.

Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

Feb 8, 2018
Fourth quarter 2017 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions expected to rise slightly in 2018, remain flat in 2019

Feb 8, 2018
EIA estimates that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions declined by 861 million metric tons (14%) from 2005 to 2017. In the latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, EIA projects that CO2 emissions will rise 1.8%, from 5,143 million metric tons in 2017 to 5,237 million metric tons in 2018, then remain virtually unchanged in 2019. In 2019, energy-related CO2 emissions will be about 13% lower than 2005 levels.

Future U.S. electricity generation mix will depend largely on natural gas prices

Feb 7, 2018
The mix of fuels used to generate electricity in the United States has changed in response to differences in the relative costs of electricity-generating technologies and, for those technologies that consume fuel, the cost of fuel.

EIA’s latest Annual Energy Outlook projects rising production, relatively flat consumption

Feb 6, 2018
EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2018 (AEO2018), released this morning, includes projections of U.S. energy markets through 2050 based on a Reference case and a number of sensitivity cases.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Feb 6, 2018
North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $69 per barrel (b) in January, an increase of $5/b from the December level. Monthly average Brent prices have increased for seven consecutive months, and, on January 11, spot prices moved higher than $70/b for the first time since December 2014. EIA forecasts Brent spot prices will average about $62/b in both 2018 and 2019 compared with an average of $54/b in 2017.

Annual Energy Outlook 2018

Feb 6, 2018
EIA's Annual Energy Outlook provides modeled projections of domestic energy markets through 2050.

China surpassed the United States as the world’s largest crude oil importer in 2017

Feb 5, 2018
China surpassed the United States in annual gross crude oil imports in 2017, importing 8.4 million barrels per day (b/d) compared with 7.9 million b/d for the United States. China had become the world’s largest net importer (imports minus exports) of total petroleum and other liquid fuels in 2013.

State Energy Data System: Motor gasoline, fuel ethanol, and aviation gasoline for 2016

Feb 2, 2018
Annual state-level estimates of motor gasoline and aviation gasoline consumption, prices, and expenditures and fuel ethanol consumption for 2016.

California plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030

Feb 2, 2018
In July 2017, California’s state legislature passed assembly bill (AB) 398 to reauthorize and extend until 2030 the state’s economy-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction program. The bill sets a new GHG target of at least 40% below the 1990 level of emissions by 2030. As of 2015, about 86% of California’s GHG emissions were related to the consumption of energy.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Feb 1, 2018
The February 2018 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through November 2017, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States.

U.S. monthly crude oil production exceeds 10 million barrels per day, highest since 1970

Feb 1, 2018
U.S. crude oil production reached 10.038 million barrels per day (b/d) in November 2017, according to EIA’s latest Petroleum Supply Monthly. November’s production is the first time since 1970 that monthly U.S. production levels surpassed 10 million b/d and the second-highest U.S. monthly oil production value ever, just below the November 1970 production value of 10.044 million b/d.

South Africa plans to add more natural gas, renewables to its energy supply mix

Jan 31, 2018
South Africa is one of the world’s leading emitters of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2), ranking fifteenth globally in 2015 and accounting for more than any other country in Africa. In an effort to reduce CO2 emissions, South Africa is planning to diversify its energy portfolio, replacing coal with lower CO2-emitting fuels such as natural gas and renewable sources.

Natural Gas Monthly

Jan 31, 2018
In November 2017, for the sixth 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 November 2017 was 2,321 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 77.4 Bcf/day. This level was 5.3 Bcf/day (7.4%) higher than the November 2016 level of 72.1 Bcf/day. The average daily rate of dry natural gas production for November was the highest for any month since EIA began tracking monthly dry production in 1973.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Jan 31, 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.

Company Level Imports

Jan 31, 2018
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

Jan 31, 2018
Monthly data on rail movements of crude oil have been updated for November 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

Jan 31, 2018
Monthly national and regional biodiesel production data for November 2017. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

Jan 31, 2018
These monthly production estimates are based on data from the EIA-914, Monthly Crude Oil, Lease Condensate, and Natural Gas Production Report.

Hydraulically fractured horizontal wells account for most new oil and natural gas wells

Jan 30, 2018
In 2016, hydraulically fractured horizontal wells accounted for 69% of all oil and natural gas wells drilled in the United States and 83% of the total linear footage drilled. The combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has increased the rate of recent U.S. crude oil, lease condensate, and natural gas production.

U.S. crude oil exports increased following hurricane-related refinery disruptions

Jan 29, 2018
From late August through September 2017, Hurricane Harvey caused disruptions to the U.S. Gulf Coast refining sector, resulting in record-high U.S. crude oil exports when export facilities reopened after the storm and before many refineries returned to pre-storm levels of utilization.

Monthly Energy Review

Jan 26, 2018
EIA's comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary estimates indicate that in October 2017, U.S. residential energy consumption totaled 1.4 quadrillion Btu, a 4% increase from October 2016.

Natural gas production in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia growing faster than demand

Jan 26, 2018
Significant growth in natural gas production over the past decade—primarily from the Marcellus and Utica shales in the Appalachian Basin—have increased gross natural gas output in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

State Energy Data System: Retail electricity for 2016

Jan 26, 2018
Annual state-level estimates of retail electricity consumption, prices, and expenditures.

State Electricity Profiles updated with 2016 data

Jan 25, 2018
Contains data tables describing the electricity industry in each state. Data include generating capability, electricity generation, fuel use and prices, retail sales, emissions, net interstate transfers of electricity, and metering counts.

EIA expects 2018 and 2019 natural gas prices to remain relatively flat

Jan 25, 2018
In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), EIA expects the Henry Hub natural gas spot price to average $2.88 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) in 2018 and $2.92/MMBtu in 2019, slightly lower than the 2017 average of $2.99/MMBtu. Lower prices in 2018 and 2019 reflect EIA’s expectation of increased natural gas production and relatively flat consumption.

Wind expected to surpass hydro as largest renewable electricity generation source

Jan 24, 2018
As one of the first technologies used to generate electricity, hydroelectric power has historically provided the largest share of renewable electricity generation in the United States. However, this year EIA expects wind power to surpass hydroelectricity, based on forecasts in the latest Short-Term Energy Outlook.

Electricity Monthly Update

Jan 24, 2018
This issue contains data for November 2017 as well as a feature article on how utility-scale electric batteries differ widely on their discharge duration

Electric Power Monthly

Jan 24, 2018
Data in the January 2018 Electric Power Monthly (EPM) are for November 2017, during which net generation in the United States rose 3.3 percent from the November 2016 level. Consumption of natural gas for power generation was up 0.9 percent compared to November 2016. The average residential retail price of electricity for November 2017 was up 2.0 percent from what it had been in November 2016.

Prime Supplier Report

Jan 23, 2018
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data through November 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.

January’s cold weather affects electricity generation mix in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic

Jan 23, 2018
The bomb cyclone weather event in early January 2018 resulted in record levels of U.S. natural gas demand and elevated wholesale natural gas and power prices around the country as reported in a special EIA analysis.

Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions by State, 2000-2015

Jan 22, 2018
Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions vary significantly across states, whether considered on an absolute basis or on a per capita basis. Total state CO2 emissions include those from direct fuel use across all sectors, including residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation, as well as primary fuels consumed for electricity generation.

EIA forecasts natural gas to remain primary energy source for electricity generation

Jan 22, 2018
EIA’s January 2018 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts that natural gas will remain the primary source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years. The share of total electricity supplied by natural gas-fired power plants is expected to average 33% in 2018 and 34% in 2019, up from 32% in 2017.

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