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Strategic Petroleum Reserve sales expected to start this month

Jan 26, 2017
Yesterday the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy awarded contracts for the first of several sales of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). A Continuing Resolution enacted in December 2016 included a provision for DOE to sell up to $375.4 million in crude oil from the SPR. This sale will be the first of several planned sales totaling nearly 190 million barrels during fiscal years 2017 through 2025.

Global crude oil balances expected to tighten through 2018

Jan 25, 2017
EIA estimates that crude oil and other liquids inventories grew by 2.0 million barrels per day (b/d) in the fourth quarter of 2016, driven by an increase in production and a significant, but seasonal, drop in consumption. Global production and consumption are both projected to increase through 2018, but consumption is expected to increase at a faster rate than production. As a result, global balances are expected to tighten.

Prime Supplier Report

Jan 24, 2017
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through November 2016 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.

With low oil prices in 2016, federal revenues from energy on federal lands again declined

Jan 24, 2017
In fiscal year (FY) 2016, the U.S. government collected almost $6 billion in revenues from royalties, rental costs, and other fees from activities related to energy production on federal and American Indian lands, according to the Department of Interior’s Office of Natural Resource Revenue. These activities include the production of coal, oil, natural gas, and hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGLs) as well as, more recently, renewables.

Natural gas prices in 2017 and 2018 are expected to be higher than last year

Jan 23, 2017
In its January 2017 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), EIA expects the Henry Hub natural gas spot price to average $3.55 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) in 2017 and $3.73/MMBtu in 2018, both higher than the 2016 average of $2.51/MMBtu. Higher prices in 2017 and 2018 reflect natural gas consumption and exports exceeding supply and imports, leading to lower average inventory levels.

Power sector carbon dioxide emissions fall below transportation sector emissions

Jan 19, 2017
U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the transportation sector reached 1,893 million metric tons (MMmt) from October 2015 through September 2016, exceeding electric power sector CO2 emissions of 1,803 MMmt over the same time period.

State Energy Profiles: New data for October and November 2016, new annual data, and updated analytical narratives and Quick Facts

Jan 19, 2017
New monthly data are available for electricity, petroleum, and coal series. The profiles also include new 2015 data on expected future production of natural gas plant liquids. In addition, analytical narratives and Quick Facts have been updated for Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, and Texas.

South Korea Country Analysis Brief

Jan 19, 2017
South Korea, which lacks domestic energy reserves, ranks among the world’s top five importers of liquefied natural gas, coal, and petroleum and other liquids. Despite its lack of resources, South Korea has some of the most advanced oil refineries in the world, and its companies have investments in overseas oil and natural gas assets.

Additions to the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

Jan 19, 2017
EIA will begin including estimated measures of sampling variability for weekly estimates of working natural gas stocks and the net change in working natural gas stocks as part of the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR), on January 26, 2017. These weekly estimates provide increased transparency into the statistical properties of the working gas figures published in the WNGSR.

Natural gas-fired power plants lead electric capacity additions in Mexico

Jan 18, 2017
Natural gas is Mexico’s largest source of electricity generation, accounting for 54% of the country’s generation in 2015, up from 34% in 2005.

Drilling Productivity Report

Jan 17, 2017
EIA’s monthly Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) has been released. The DPR takes a fresh look at oil and natural gas production, starting with an assessment of how and where drilling for hydrocarbons is taking place. It 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 fields.

State Electricity Profiles updated for 2015 data

Jan 17, 2017
The annual report 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.

Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions at the State Level, 2000-2014

Jan 17, 2017
This analysis examines some of the factors that influence state-level carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels. These factors include: the fuel mix — especially in the generation of electricity; the state climate; the population density of the state; the industrial makeup of the state and whether the state is a net exporter or importer of electricity.

U.S. ethane production, consumption, and exports expected to increase through 2018

Jan 17, 2017
U.S. production of ethane is expected to increase from an average of 1.25 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2016 to 1.7 million b/d in 2018 according to EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). Increased ethane production is expected to be consumed in the petrochemical industry domestically as well as exported to other countries.

Natural gas prices in 2016 were the lowest in nearly 20 years

Jan 13, 2017
Natural gas spot prices in 2016 averaged $2.49 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) at the national benchmark Henry Hub, the lowest annual average price since 1999. The monthly average price fell below $2.00/MMBtu from February through May, but later increased, ending the year at an average of $3.58/MMBtu in December.

Crude oil prices expected to increase slightly through 2017 and 2018

Jan 12, 2017
The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s January Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts benchmark North Sea Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices to average $53 per barrel (b) and $52/b, respectively, in 2017, close to their levels during the last three weeks of 2016. These prices are expected to rise to $56/b and $55/b, respectively, in 2018.

Wholesale power prices in 2016 fell, reflecting lower natural gas prices

Jan 11, 2017
Average wholesale electricity prices at major trading hubs across the United States during the first quarter of 2016 were significantly lower than during the same period in 2015, ranging from 24% lower in California to 64% lower in New England.

Renewable generation capacity expected to account for most 2016 capacity additions

Jan 10, 2017
Once final data are in, EIA expects 24 gigawatts (GW) of new generating capacity to be added to the power grid during 2016. For the third consecutive year, more than half of these additions are renewable technologies, especially wind and solar.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Jan 10, 2017
Benchmark North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $53/barrel (b) in December, a $9/b increase from November. This was the first month since July 2015 in which Brent spot prices averaged more than $50/b.

Coal production declines in 2016, with average coal prices below their 2015 level

Jan 9, 2017
U.S. coal production in 2016 is expected to total 743 million short tons (MMst), 17% lower than in 2015, and the lowest level since 1978. Falling production in 2016 continues an eight-year decline from peak production in 2008.

U.S. gasoline prices in 2016 were the lowest since 2004

Jan 6, 2017
U.S. regular retail gasoline prices averaged $2.14 per gallon (gal) in 2016, 29 cents/gal (12%) less than in 2015 and the lowest annual average price since 2004. Lower crude oil prices in 2015 were the main cause of lower gasoline prices. In 9 of the 10 cities for which EIA collects weekly retail price data, gasoline prices did not exceed $3.00/gal.

Annual Energy Outlook 2017

Jan 5, 2017
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) today released the Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017), which focuses on the factors expected to shape U.S. energy markets through 2050.

EIA’s AEO2017 projects the United States to be net energy exporter in most cases

Jan 5, 2017
EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017), which will be released this morning, presents updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2050 based on eight cases. This is the first time that EIA is publishing projections through 2050 in the AEO tables.

Crude oil prices increased in 2016, still below 2015 averages

Jan 4, 2017
Crude oil prices ended the year above $50 per barrel (b). Although the annual average West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil price in 2016 was $43/b—down $5/b from 2015—the WTI price ended 2016 at $53/b, $16/b higher than at the end of 2015. Similarly, Brent ended the year up $17 from the end of 2015, at $54/b, but the 2016 annual average of $44/b was $8 below the 2015 average.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Jan 3, 2017
The January 2017 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through October 2016, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States. In this issue of the PMM, preliminary data show prices were on the rise for crude oil and refined products in October. U.S.-level Prime Supplier data show gasoline sales dropped again month-on-month in October, but remained 2.7% above the year-ago rate.

Financial Review Third-quarter 2016

Jan 3, 2017
This analysis focuses on the financial and operating trends of 110 global oil and natural gas companies (called the energy companies).

Energy commodity prices rose more than other commodity sectors in 2016

Jan 3, 2017
The spot energy index in the S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) rose 48% since the start of 2016, more than any other commodity group in the S&P GSCI. The spot S&P GSCI industrial metals, precious metals, and agriculture indices increased less, rising 22%, 8%, and 5%, respectively, while the spot S&P GSCI livestock index declined 10%.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Dec 30, 2016
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

Dec 30, 2016
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

Dec 30, 2016
Monthly data on rail movements of crude oil have been updated for October 2016. 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.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Dec 30, 2016
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for October 2016. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Natural Gas Monthly

Dec 30, 2016
• In October 2016, for the eighth consecutive month, dry natural gas production decreased year-to-year from the same month in 2015. Preliminary dry natural gas production for October 2016 was 2,191 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 70.7 Bcf/day. This level was a 3.5 Bcf/day (4.7%) decrease from the October 2015 level of 74.1 Bcf/day. • Preliminary dry natural gas consumption for October 2016 was 1,929 Bcf, or 62.2 Bcf/day. This was a decrease of 3.3%, or 2.1 Bcf/day, from the 1,994 Bcf consumed in October 2015. • Year-over-year total consumption of dry natural gas in October 2016 decreased in three of the four consuming sectors, with the exception being industrial deliveries, which increased year-to-year. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in October 2016 were as follows: o Residential deliveries in October 2016 were 189 Bcf, or 6.1 Bcf/day, down 6.0% from 6.5 Bcf/day in October 2015. Residential deliveries were the lowest for October since 2007. o Commercial deliveries were 193 Bcf, or 6.2 Bcf/day, down 1.0% from 6.3 Bcf/day in October 2015. Commercial deliveries were the lowest for October since 2010. o Industrial deliveries were 625 Bcf, or 20.2 Bcf/day, up 1.8% from 19.8 Bcf/day in October 2015. Industrial deliveries were the highest for October since EIA began tracking them in 2001. o Electric power deliveries were 741 Bcf, or 23.9 Bcf/day, down 7.1% from 25.7 Bcf/day in October 2015. Despite this decrease, electric power deliveries were still the second highest for October since EIA began tracking them in 2001.

Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

Dec 30, 2016
These monthly production estimates are based on data from the EIA-914, Monthly Crude Oil, Lease Condensate, and Natural Gas Production Report.

Norway Country Analysis Brief

Dec 28, 2016
Norway is the largest holder of crude oil and natural gas reserves in Europe, and it provides much of the petroleum liquids and natural gas consumed on the continent. Norway was the third-largest exporter of natural gas in the world after Russia and Qatar in 2015.


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