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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

Brazil has the third-largest electricity sector in the Americas

Mar 23, 2017
Brazil generates the third-highest amount of electricity in the Americas, behind only the United States and Canada. In 2016, Brazil had an installed generating capacity of 137 gigawatts (GW) and generated 560 billion kilowatt hours of electricity.

Precipitation and snowpack in California expected to increase hydro generation in 2017

Mar 22, 2017
For the first time since 2011, California’s drought is significantly weakening—a result of one of the wettest winters on record.

Prime Supplier Report

Mar 21, 2017
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through January 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.

United Arab Emirates Country Analysis Brief

Mar 21, 2017
The United Arab Emirates is the seventh-largest petroleum producer in the world and a major exporter of hydrocarbons. The likelihood of further major oil discoveries is low, but the UAE uses enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques to increase the extraction rates of the country’s mature oil and natural gas fields.

U.S. biomass-based diesel imports increase 65%, set new record in 2016

Mar 21, 2017
U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel, which include biodiesel and renewable diesel, increased by 65% in 2016 to reach a record level of 916 million gallons.

Despite growth late in the year, U.S. crude oil production decreased in 2016

Mar 20, 2017
Despite increasing crude oil prices throughout most of 2016, total U.S. crude oil production in 2016 was below its 2015 level. However, monthly production began growing in the fourth quarter of the year after declining over the first three quarters.

State Energy Data System: Nuclear energy for 2015

Mar 17, 2017
Annual state-level estimates of nuclear energy consumption, prices, and expenditures.

Increasing exports contribute to large draw on propane inventories this winter

Mar 17, 2017
U.S. propane inventories, which had been above historical norms since mid-2014, declined by 59 million barrels from the beginning of October 2016 through early March 2017, the largest decline on record for this period, despite unseasonably mild temperatures.

State Energy Profiles: New data for December 2016 and January 2017, new annual data, and updated analytical narratives and Quick Facts

Mar 17, 2017
New monthly data are available for electricity, petroleum, and coal series. The profiles also include new annual data for coal and natural gas consumption and expenditures, as well as vehicle miles traveled. In addition, analytical narratives and Quick Facts have been updated for Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2015

Mar 16, 2017
U.S. Energy Information Administration releases its online analysis of 2015 energy-related carbon dioxide emissions today. It indicates U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels were 5,259 million metric tons carbon dioxide in 2015, a decrease of 2.7 percent from the 2014 level. Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions have declined in six out of the past ten year.

U.S. ethanol exports rise 26% in 2016 to second-highest level on record

Mar 16, 2017
The United States exported more than 1 billion gallons (68,000 barrels per day) of fuel ethanol in 2016, an increase of 26% from export levels in 2015. U.S. imports of ethanol, which are relatively much smaller, decreased by 60% to 36 million gallons in 2016.

Midwest, Rocky Mountain regions' production of transportation fuels meeting more of demand

Mar 15, 2017
Changes in North American energy markets over the past decade have strengthened the supply of transportation fuels, including motor gasoline, distillates, and jet fuel, in the Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions, according to a new study commissioned by EIA.

U.S. coal exports and imports both decline in 2016 as U.S. remains net coal exporter

Mar 14, 2017
The United States remained a net exporter of coal in 2016, exporting 60.3 million short tons (MMst) and importing 9.8 MMst. U.S. coal exports fell for the fourth consecutive year, down 13.7 MMst from 2015, with 2016 exports less than half of the record volume of coal exported in 2012 (125.7 MMst). Slow growth in world coal demand combined with supplier competition were the primary factors contributing to the decline in U.S. coal exports.

Hydroelectric generators are among the United States’ oldest power plants

Mar 13, 2017
Conventional hydroelectric generators account for 7% of the operating electricity generating capacity in the United States and about 6% to 7% of U.S. electricity generation each year. Conventional hydroelectric plants are different from pumped-storage facilities, which produce electricity from water previously pumped to an upper reservoir.

Drilling Productivity Report

Mar 13, 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.

Another type of crude oil to be included in calculation of the Brent price benchmark

Mar 10, 2017
The method for assessing the Brent global benchmark crude oil price is scheduled to change in 2018. The Brent price benchmark reflects transactions involving physical cargoes of several specific grades of crude oil in the North Sea, located between the United Kingdom and Norway.

Warm weather leads to first recorded natural gas storage injection in February

Mar 9, 2017
Warmer than normal weather throughout much of the United States resulted in the first recorded net natural gas injection during a week in February since weekly storage data has been collected. For the week ending February 24, the amount of natural gas in storage in the Lower 48 states increased 7 billion cubic feet (Bcf).

U.S. crude oil and natural gas production both fell in 2016

Mar 8, 2017
Based on data in EIA’s Monthly Crude Oil, Lease Condensate, and Natural Gas Production Report, average crude oil production in the Lower 48 states fell to an average 8.39 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2016, a decrease of approximately 0.55 million b/d, or 6.1% from the 2015 average.

Midwest and Rocky Mountain Transportation Fuels Markets

Mar 8, 2017
A new study commissioned by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), finds that changes in North American energy markets over the past decade have strengthened the supply of transportation fuels including motor gasoline, distillates, and jet fuel in the Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions.

Australia Country Analysis Brief

Mar 7, 2017
Australia, rich in energy commodities, is one of the world’s top producers and exporters of fossil fuels and uranium. The country’s stable political environment, relatively transparent regulatory structure, substantial hydrocarbon reserves, and its proximity to Asian markets make it an attractive location for investment in energy production and mining. Although, in the past few years, Australia’s energy projects, particularly LNG export facilities, have faced escalating costs, creating some challenges to companies developing hydrocarbon resources there.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Mar 7, 2017
Benchmark North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $55 per barrel (b) in February, largely unchanged from the average in January.

FERC certificates several new natural gas pipelines in 2017

Mar 7, 2017
Several large natural gas interstate pipeline projects have come online in recent years to support the shifting geography of domestic natural gas production. The Marcellus and Utica shale plays in the Northeast, where production has grown and resources are abundant, are major drivers for pipeline development.

U.S. wind generating capacity surpasses hydro capacity at the end of 2016

Mar 6, 2017
Installed wind electric generating capacity in the United States surpassed conventional hydroelectric generating capacity, long the nation’s largest source of renewable electricity, after 8,727 megawatts (MW) of new wind capacity came online in 2016.

State Energy Data System: Coal for 2015

Mar 3, 2017
Annual state-level estimates of coal consumption, prices, and expenditures.

California imports about a quarter of its electricity on average

Mar 3, 2017
In 2016, the California Independent Systems Operator (ISO), which coordinates most of the electricity used in California, imported a net daily average of 201 billion kilowatthours (kWh) throughout the year from other western regions, or about 26% of its average daily demand.

Perspectives on the Development of LNG Market Hubs in the Asia Pacific Region

Mar 2, 2017
The report discusses current initiatives to establish regional liquefied natural gas (LNG) trading hubs and pricing benchmarks in Asia and assesses the prospects for the Asian gas hubs in the near future. The report examines the characteristics of successful natural gas trading hubs and develops qualitative and quantitative indicators of the components of effective hubs, with emphasis on applying these indicators to Asian markets.

Projected carbon dioxide emissions are sensitive to factors driving fossil fuel use

Mar 2, 2017
The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2017, released in January, explores several factors affecting projected fossil fuel use and the resulting level of energy-related CO2 emissions over the coming decades.

Monthly Densified Biomass Fuel Report

Mar 1, 2017
The report has data through August 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.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Mar 1, 2017
The March 2017 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through December 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 for crude oil and refined products were on the rise during December. U.S.-level Prime Supplier data show sales of gasoline and distillates declined month-on-month, but remained above year-ago rates. Additionally, updated federal and state gasoline and diesel fuel tax information is available on the PMM website.

Canada is the United States’ largest partner for energy trade

Mar 1, 2017
Canada is the largest energy trading partner of the United States. Based on the latest annual data from the U.S. Census Bureau, energy accounted for about 5% of the value of all U.S. exports to Canada and more than 19% of the value of all U.S. imports from Canada in 2016.

Refinery Outages: First Half 2017

Feb 28, 2017
EIA's latest analysis of planned refinery outages during the first half of 2017 finds that such outages are not expected to cause a shortfall in the supply of petroleum products including gasoline, jet fuel, and distillate fuel, relative to expected demand, either nationally or within any U.S. region. This result occurs notwithstanding the current high level of U.S. gasoline demand, which in 2016 was as high as or higher than in any past year.

Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

Feb 28, 2017
These monthly production estimates are based on data from the EIA-914, Monthly Crude Oil, Lease Condensate, and Natural Gas Production Report.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Feb 28, 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.

Natural Gas Monthly

Feb 28, 2017
In December 2016, for the tenth consecutive month, dry natural gas production decreased year-to-year from the same month in 2015. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in December 2016 was 2,210 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 71.3 Bcf/day. This level was a 2.7 Bcf/day (3.7%) decrease from the December 2015 level of 74.0 Bcf/day, and the lowest for December since 2013. See the full report to get all the highlights.

Company Level Imports

Feb 28, 2017
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

Feb 28, 2017
Monthly data on rail movements of crude oil have been updated for December 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

Feb 28, 2017
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for December 2016. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Average number of televisions in U.S. homes declining

Feb 28, 2017
Results from the U.S Energy Information Administration’s most recent Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) show that an average of 2.3 televisions were used in American homes in 2015, down from an average of 2.6 televisions per household in 2009.

U.S. electric generating capacity increase in 2016 was largest net change since 2011

Feb 27, 2017
More than 27 gigawatts (GW) of electricity generating capacity was added to the U.S. power grid during 2016, the largest amount of added capacity since 2012. These additions more than offset the retirement of roughly 12 GW of capacity, resulting in a net capacity gain of nearly 15 GW, the largest change since 2011.

Data from the 2015 RECS now available!

Feb 27, 2017
The housing characteristics data tables from the 2015 RECS are now available. The topics covered include: fuels used and end uses; structural and geographic characteristics; space heating; lighting; appliances; electronics; air conditioning; water heating; and household demographics. EIA’s 2015 RECS Household Survey captured more than 200 energy-related items from more than 5,600 households. The 2015 RECS is the 14th iteration of the program, which has been conducted periodically since 1978.

U.S. crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia and Iraq recently increased, but may decline soon

Feb 24, 2017
U.S. crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia and Iraq, two of the United States’ main sources for imported crude oil, have risen since reaching relatively low points in 2014 and 2015. On a combined basis, crude oil imports from these countries are the highest since late 2012.

Monthly Energy Review

Feb 24, 2017
EIA's comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that, in November 2016, U.S. natural gas consumption totaled 2.2 quadrillion Btu, which represented 29% of U.S. total primary energy consumption.

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