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Prime Supplier Report

Apr 21, 2017
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through February 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.

Natural gas inventories end heating season above five-year average

Apr 21, 2017
Working natural gas in storage as of March 31, the traditional end of the heating season, totaled 2,051 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or almost 15% above the five-year average according to EIA's Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report. The total inventory of U.S. natural gas in storage tends to follow seasonal patterns of injections through the summer and withdrawals during the winter.

Natural gas generators make up the largest share of overall U.S. generation capacity

Apr 20, 2017
In 2016, natural gas-fired generators accounted for 42% of the operating electricity generating capacity in the United States. Natural gas provided 34% of total electricity generation in 2016, surpassing coal to become the leading generation source.

Levelized Cost and Levelized Avoided Cost of New Generation Resources in the Annual Energy Outlook 2017

Apr 20, 2017
This paper presents average values of levelized costs for generating technologies entering service in 2019, 2022, and 2040 as represented in the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) for the Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017) Reference case.

State Energy Profiles: New data for January and February 2017, new annual data, and updated analytical narratives and Quick Facts

Apr 20, 2017
New monthly data are available for electricity, petroleum, and coal series. The profiles also include new annual data for petroleum, as well as alternative fueling stations. In addition, analytical narratives and Quick Facts have been updated for Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Distributed Generation System Characteristics and Costs in the Buildings Sector

Apr 19, 2017
This study commissioned by the U.S. Energy Information Administration finds that characteristics and costs of distributed generation are influenced by government policies, size, and application of the different technologies. Distributed solar photovoltaics (PV) and small wind are experiencing significant cost decreases through technological progress and economies of scale.

The API gravity of crude oil produced in the U.S. varies widely across states

Apr 19, 2017
API gravity is one of the key characteristics of crude oil that, along with other characteristics such as sulfur content, is used by refiners when evaluating different crude streams for processing into petroleum products. In 2016, the majority (51%) of the 8.4 million barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil produced in the Lower 48 states was light oil, or less dense oil with an API gravity of 40.1 or above.

EIA expects natural gas to be largest source of U.S. electricity generation this summer

Apr 18, 2017
EIA’s April 2017 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) expects that electricity generation fueled by natural gas during the summer months of June, July, and August will be lower than last summer, but it will continue to exceed that of any other fuel, including coal-fired generation, for the third summer in a row.

Quarterly Coal Distribution Report – Fourth Quarter 2016

Apr 18, 2017
Provides detailed U.S. domestic coal distribution data for October – December 2016, 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, October – December 2016

Apr 17, 2017
U.S. coal production during fourth quarter 2016 totaled 199.5 million short tons. This was 2.3% higher than the previous quarter and 3.7% lower than fourth quarter 2015. Fourth quarter 2016 U.S. coal exports (19.3 million short tons) increased 54.1% from third quarter 2016 and increased 26.4% from fourth quarter 2015. U.S. coal imports in fourth quarter 2016 totaled 2.1 million short tons. All data for 2015 and prior years are final. All data for 2016 are preliminary.

Drilling Productivity Report

Apr 17, 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.

Most coal plants in the United States were built before 1990

Apr 17, 2017
Coal-fired electricity generators accounted for 25% of operating electricity generating capacity in the United States and generated about 30% of U.S. electricity in 2016. Most coal-fired capacity (88%) was built between 1950 and 1990, and the capacity-weighted average age of operating coal facilities is 39 years.

State Energy Data System: Asphalt and road oil, as well as total petroleum, for 2015

Apr 14, 2017
Annual state-level estimates of consumption, prices, and expenditures for asphalt and road oil, as well as total petroleum.

More Chinese crude oil imports coming from non-OPEC countries

Apr 14, 2017
China is the world’s largest net importer of crude oil, and in recent years, China’s crude oil imports have increasingly come from countries outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Alternative Fueled Vehicle Data

Apr 13, 2017
The annual data for 2015 about fuel use and the number of vehicles in inventory for four types of alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) fleets: federal government, state governments, transit agencies, and fuel providers, is now available. The data is available through an interactive data viewer as well as spreadsheets.

Retail gasoline prices this summer are expected to be slightly higher than in 2016

Apr 13, 2017
Drivers in the United States will pay an average of $2.46 per gallon (gal) this summer for regular gasoline, according to forecasts in EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). Gasoline prices from April through September are expected to be 23 cents/gal higher than the average price last summer, but this price is still nearly 70 cents/gal below the previous five-year average.

Gulf of Mexico crude oil production, already at annual high, expected to keep increasing

Apr 12, 2017
U.S. crude oil production in the Federal Gulf of Mexico (GOM) set an annual high of 1.6 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2016, surpassing the previous high set in 2009 by 44,000 b/d. In January 2017, GOM crude oil production increased for the fourth consecutive month, reaching 1.7 million b/d.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Apr 11, 2017
For the 2017 April-through-September summer driving season, U.S. regular gasoline retail prices are forecast to average $2.46/gallon (gal), compared with $2.23/gal last summer (see Summer Fuels Outlook). The higher forecast gasoline price is primarily the result of higher forecast crude oil prices. For all of 2017, the forecast average price for regular gasoline is $2.39/gal, which, if realized, would result in the average U.S. household spending about $200 more on motor fuel in 2017 compared with 2016.

U.S. crude oil imports increased in 2016

Apr 11, 2017
Gross U.S. crude oil imports in 2016 rose to an average of 7.9 million barrels per day (b/d), 514,000 b/d more than the 2015 average. Net crude oil imports increased by a smaller amount (460,000 b/d), as U.S. crude oil exports rose despite a decline in U.S. crude oil production.

U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions fell 1.7% in 2016

Apr 10, 2017
U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2016 totaled 5,170 million metric tons (MMmt), 1.7% below their 2015 levels, after dropping 2.7% between 2014 and 2015. These recent decreases are consistent with a decade-long trend, with energy-related CO2 emissions 14% below the 2005 level in 2016.

Rising solar generation in California coincides with negative wholesale electricity prices

Apr 7, 2017
On March 11, utility-scale solar generation in the territory of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) accounted for almost 40% of net grid power produced during the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is the first time CAISO has achieved these levels, reflecting an almost 50% growth in utility-scale solar photovoltaic installed capacity in 2016.

U.S. households’ heating equipment choices are diverse and vary by climate region

Apr 6, 2017
Data from the 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) show that the majority of American households use one of three types of equipment as their main source of heat during the winter: natural gas furnaces, electric furnaces, or electric heat pumps. The range of equipment and fuels, however, varies across and within U.S. climate regions

U.S. energy consumption rose slightly in 2016 despite a significant decline in coal use

Apr 5, 2017
Primary energy consumption in the United States in 2016 totaled 97.4 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), a slight increase from the 2015 level. Consumption of coal decreased by 9%, nearly offsetting increases in the consumption of renewables, petroleum, natural gas, and nuclear fuel.

U.S. natural gas storage capacity increased slightly in 2016

Apr 4, 2017
For the past three years, underground natural gas storage capacity in the Lower 48 states has changed by relatively small increments compared to the changes in 2012 and 2013. No new storage facilities have entered service since 2013, so recent annual changes in both storage design capacities and demonstrated maximum working gas volumes reflect the aggregate effect of small changes at existing facilities

Underground Natural Gas Working Storage Capacity

Apr 3, 2017
Natural gas working storage capacity (in terms of demonstrated maximum working gas volumes and design capacity) in November 2016 was slightly higher than November 2015 in the Lower 48 states. Peak demonstrated capacity grew by about 1% in most regions, with the exception of the South Central Salt sub-region, which grew by nearly 3%, and the East region, which fell by less than 1%. Similarly, design capacity over that same period was down slightly in the East region; flat in the Midwest, Mountain, and Pacific regions; and up in the South Central region.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Apr 3, 2017
The April 2017 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through January 2017, 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, 2016 annual averages are available for finished petroleum products in Tables 2 through 17. Preliminary January 2017 data show prices for crude oil and refined products rose from December 2016 levels. U.S.-level Prime Supplier data show sales for most surveyed products declined from last month’s levels.

Petroleum Marketing Survey Form Changes Proposed for 2017

Apr 3, 2017
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is proposing changes to its Petroleum Marketing data collection in 2017

U.S. oil producers increased investment in fourth quarter of 2016

Apr 3, 2017
Capital expenditure for 44 U.S. onshore-focused oil production companies increased $4.9 billion (72%) between the fourth quarter of 2016 and the fourth quarter of 2015 based on their public quarterly financial statements. This increase in investment spending was the largest year-over-year increase for any quarter by these 44 companies since at least the first quarter of 2012. More ›

Monthly Densified Biomass Fuel Report

Apr 3, 2017
This report results from a new EIA survey launched in January 2016. The survey collects information on 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.

Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

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

State Energy Data System: Liquefied petroleum gases for 2015

Mar 31, 2017
Annual state-level estimates of consumption, prices, and expenditures for liquefied petroleum gases.

Natural Gas Monthly

Mar 31, 2017
In January 2017, for the eleventh 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 January 2017 was 2,193 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 70.7 Bcf/day. This level was a 2.6 Bcf/day (3.6%) decrease from the January 2016 level of 73.4 Bcf/day. See the full report to get all the highlights.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Mar 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

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

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

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

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

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

Oil and Gas County Code Master List

Mar 31, 2017
The County Code Master List (CCML) provides the EIA standard county name spellings and codes for use in the Form EIA-23L, Annual Report of Domestic Oil and Natural Gas Reserves.

Total U.S. energy production falls in 2016 after six consecutive years of increases

Mar 31, 2017
U.S. primary energy production totaled 84.1 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2016, falling 4% from the 2015 level, the first annual decline in U.S. energy production since 2009. The decline in production coincided with an increase in both total energy imports and exports.

Study of the Potential Energy Consumption Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles

Mar 30, 2017
A new study commissioned by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, finds that the introduction of connected and automated vehicle technologies have the potential to affect vehicle energy consumption, travel, usage, vehicle design and attributes, and personal ownership rates. Rate of technology development, consumer acceptance, and regulatory support and oversight will affect the rate of market penetration of these vehicle technologies.

Increase in rail shipments of propane, butane to West Coast offsets decreasing production

Mar 30, 2017
Total U.S. production of propane and butanes—commonly referred to as liquefied petroleum gases (LPG)—increased to 2.1 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2016. Production increased in all regions of the country except for the West Coast (Petroleum Administration for Defense District, or PADD 5).

Coal production increases during second half of 2016, but still below 2015 levels

Mar 29, 2017
After falling in six out of seven quarters since mid-2014, coal production rose in the third and fourth quarters of 2016. Among the coal supply regions, the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming saw the largest increases in the second half of 2016.

U.S. crude oil exports went to more destinations in 2016

Mar 28, 2017
In 2016, U.S. crude oil exports averaged 520,000 barrels per day (b/d), 55,000 b/d (12%) above the 2015 level, despite a year-over-year decline in domestic crude oil production. Even though oil exports have increased, growth in U.S. crude oil exports has slowed significantly from its pace from 2013 to 2015, when annual U.S. crude oil production grew rapidly.

Growing global liquefied natural gas trade could support market hub development in Asia

Mar 27, 2017
Asia is the world’s largest consumer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), accounting for three-quarters of global LNG trade and one-third of total global natural gas trade. However, the region lacks a pricing benchmark that can reliably reflect supply and demand changes in Asia’s natural gas markets.

Maryland increases renewable portfolio standard target to 25% by 2020

Mar 24, 2017
This February, Maryland increased the renewables generation target in its renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 25% of retail electricity sales by 2020, replacing the earlier target of 20% by 2022. The change occurred as legislators in both houses of the state’s General Assembly voted to override the governor’s veto of legislation they had first passed in 2016

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