Natural Gas

Current Issues & Trends


Past Issues & Trends

New liquefied natural gas bunkering facility in Jacksonville, Florida May 25, 2017

LNG (liquefied natural gas)storagetransportation

First floating liquefaction facility begins operations May 18, 2017

LNG (liquefied natural gas)

SoCalGas updates assessment of summer reliability May 11, 2017

inventories/stocksstorage

First world-scale, greenfield nitrogenous fertilizer plant opened in over 25 years May 4, 2017

industrial

Pipeline sending natural gas from western Canada to Chicago considers expanding capacity April 28, 2017

CanadaHGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)dailypipelinestransportation

Canadian drilling drops off during spring breakup April 27, 2017

Canadadrillingproduction/supplyrig countweather

Ohio and Pennsylvania increased natural gas production more than other states in 2016 April 25, 2017

OhioPennsylvaniaTexasdailyproduction/supplystates

Natural gas inventories end heating season above five-year average April 21, 2017

capacitydailyinventories/stocksstorage

Proposed expansion of Alliance pipeline capacity to Chicago market hub April 20, 2017

pipelinesstates

Natural gas stocks end heating season at the third highest level in 10 years April 13, 2017

inventories/stocksstorageweather

Heating season spot prices in 2016–17 averaged 52% higher than in 2015–16 April 6, 2017

Henry Hubpricesspot prices

U.S. natural gas storage capacity increased slightly in 2016 April 4, 2017

dailyinventories/stocksstorageweather

Thirteen gigawatts of natural gas-fired power generating capacity to be added in 2017 March 30, 2017

capacityconsumption/demandgenerating capacity

Increase in rail shipments of propane, butane to West Coast offsets decreasing production March 30, 2017

CanadaWest Coastdailyexports/importspropanerail

Growing global liquefied natural gas trade could support market hub development in Asia March 27, 2017

LNG (liquefied natural gas)dailyinternational

TransCanada reduces and simplifies toll rates to remain competitive March 23, 2017

CanadaNew Yorkpipelines

Natural gas spot prices rise with forecasts of colder temperatures along the eastern seaboard March 16, 2017

MassachusettsNew EnglandNew Mexicopricesspot pricesweather

Warm weather leads to first recorded natural gas storage injection in February March 9, 2017

dailyinventories/stocksstorageweather

U.S. crude oil and natural gas production both fell in 2016 March 8, 2017

crude oildailyliquid fuelsproduction/supplystates

FERC certificates several new natural gas pipelines in 2017 March 7, 2017

MarcellusMichiganNew YorkOhioPennsylvaniaUticaWest Virginiadailypipelinesstatestransportation

U.S. liquefaction capacity continues to expand March 2, 2017

LNG (liquefied natural gas)exports/imports

Canada is the United States’ largest partner for energy trade March 1, 2017

Canadacrude oildailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

Drilling Productivity Report forecasts production rise in six out of seven shale regions February 23, 2017

drillingproduction/supplyshale

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) enters a no-quorum period February 16, 2017

pipelinesregulation

Argentina seeking increased natural gas production from shale resources to reduce imports February 10, 2017

ArgentinaEagle Fordconsumption/demanddailyexports/importsinternationalproduction/supplyshale

Rail provides outlet for growing Appalachian HGL production February 9, 2017

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)production/supplyrailshale

The San Elizario Border Crossing Project is authorized to commence service February 2, 2017

Texaspipelines

EIA’s weekly natural gas storage data now include measures of sampling variability January 27, 2017

dailyinventories/stocksstorage

Additions to data in the EIA Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report January 26, 2017

inventories/stocksstorage

Cold winter in Asia prompts record levels of U.S. LNG exports January 19, 2017

LNG (liquefied natural gas)exports/importsprices

Natural gas-fired power plants lead electric capacity additions in Mexico January 18, 2017

Mexicocapacitydailyelectricitygenerationinternational

U.S. ethane production, consumption, and exports expected to increase through 2018 January 17, 2017

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)NGL (natural gas liquids)consumption/demanddailyethaneexports/importsliquid fuelsproduction/supply

Natural gas prices in 2016 were the lowest in nearly 20 years January 13, 2017

Henry HubNew EnglandNew YorkNortheastconsumption/demanddailyelectric generationexports/importsinventories/stockspricesstorage

Wholesale power prices in 2016 fell, reflecting lower natural gas prices January 11, 2017

coaldailyelectricityelectricity generating fuel mixgenerating capacityretirementswholesale prices

December natural gas consumption notably up over last year and five-year average December 22, 2016

consumption/demandweather

U.S. natural gas production resilient to market changes in 2015, but has fallen in 2016 December 16, 2016

dailypricesproduction/supplyshalestates

Tennessee Gas Pipeline will abandon one of four natural gas lines, repurposing to southbound liquids transport December 15, 2016

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)NGL (natural gas liquids)pipelines

U.S. oil and natural gas proved reserves declined in 2015 because of lower prices December 15, 2016

dailyliquid fuelsreservesstates

LNG imports remain high at Mexico's Manzanillo terminal December 8, 2016

LNG (liquefied natural gas)Mexicoexports/imports

New England natural gas pipeline capacity increases for the first time since 2010 December 6, 2016

New Englandcapacitydailypipelines

Unseasonably warm weather reduces U.S. heating demand December 1, 2016

consumption/demandelectric generationpower plantsweather

New U.S. border-crossing pipelines bring shale gas to more regions in Mexico December 1, 2016

LNG (liquefied natural gas)Mexicodailyinternationalpipelines

U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico continue to grow November 29, 2016

Mexicodailyexports/importsinternational

New infrastructure aims to increase takeaway capacity of natural gas from Utica region November 22, 2016

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)LNG (liquefied natural gas)MarcellusOhioPennsylvaniaUticaWest Virginiadailypipelines

EIA creates winter version of its daily energy dashboard for Southern California November 21, 2016

Californiadailyelectric generationelectricitygenerationinventories/stockspipelinesstatesstorage

Woodfibre LNG becomes the first Canadian LNG project to receive Final Investment Decision November 17, 2016

CanadaLNG (liquefied natural gas)

Amount of natural gas in storage reaches new record November 16, 2016

dailyinventories/stocksstorageweather

Microchannel gas-to-liquid plants convert stranded natural gas to marketable products November 14, 2016

dailyliquid fuels

Natural gas stocks end refill season at record high level November 10, 2016

inventories/stocksstorage

Declining investment in Norway affects exploration drilling more than production drilling November 9, 2016

Norwaydailydrillingliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

2016 injection season sees record natural gas demand November 3, 2016

LNG (liquefied natural gas)consumption/demandexports/importsprices

Containerized LNG broadens reach of natural gas to off-grid customers October 27, 2016

AlaskaHawaiiLNG (liquefied natural gas)transportation

United States experiences highest weekly increase in natural gas rig count in two years October 20, 2016

Eagle FordHaynesvilleMarcellusNiobraraPermianUticarig count

The United Kingdom's use of natural gas for power generation exceeds the three-year average in 2016, reversing previous decline October 6, 2016

United Kingdomelectric generationelectricity generating fuel mix

Sabine Pass liquefaction terminal begins first maintenance September 29, 2016

LNG (liquefied natural gas)pipelines

Hydrocarbon production in the Utica play increasingly targets natural gas-rich areas September 23, 2016

Uticadailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

Price differences between Southern California natural gas trading hubs and the Henry Hub have been more volatile during summer 2016 September 22, 2016

Californiaprices

First shipment of ethane from U.S. Gulf Coast arrives in Europe September 22, 2016

Gulf CoastHGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)NGL (natural gas liquids)dailyethaneexports/imports

Recent mergers change the landscape of natural gas pipeline ownership September 15, 2016

commercialpipelines

EIA now provides estimates of drilled but uncompleted wells in major production regions September 14, 2016

Oklahomadailydrillingliquid fuels

High natural gas summer storage inventories contribute to low prices and increased power burn September 8, 2016

consumption/demandexports/importsinventories/stocksstorage

Hurricane activity drives declines in Gulf of Mexico natural gas production September 1, 2016

Gulf of Mexicoproduction/supplyweather

Gulf Coast’s first ethane shipment soon to leave for Europe August 25, 2016

Europeethaneexports/imports

As Japan and South Korea import less LNG, other Asian countries begin to import more August 24, 2016

ChinaIndiaJapanLNG (liquefied natural gas)South Koreadaily

Future U.S. tight oil and shale gas production depends on resources, technology, markets August 22, 2016

AEO (Annual Energy Outlook)AEO2016dailydrillingproduction/supplyshaletight oil

Asian LNG imports increase in 2016, led by India and China August 18, 2016

ChinaIndiaJapanLNG (liquefied natural gas)South Koreaexports/imports

Shale gas production drives world natural gas production growth August 15, 2016

CanadaChinaMidwestUnited Statesdailyinternationalproduction/supplyshale

U.S. natural gas imports from Canada increase with low AECO prices August 11, 2016

CanadaHenry Hubexports/importsinventories/stocksspot prices

Southern California natural gas inventories nearly flat this injection season August 9, 2016

Californiadailyinventories/stocksmethanestates

High natural gas-fired generation leads to rare summer net national weekly storage draw August 8, 2016

dailygenerationinventories/stocksstorage

Oil and natural gas production jobs in May were 26% lower than in October 2014 August 5, 2016

crude oildailyliquid fuelsproduction/supplyrig count

Use of natural gas for power generation hits record highs August 4, 2016

electric generationinventories/stockspricesstorage

Future natural gas plant liquids production depends on resources, market conditions August 4, 2016

AEO (Annual Energy Outlook)AEO2016HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)dailyproduction/supply

First LNG tanker through expanded Panama Canal is traveling from Sabine Pass July 28, 2016

LNG (liquefied natural gas)exports/importsliquid fuels

Stripper wells accounted for 11% of U.S. natural gas production in 2015 July 28, 2016

dailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

With REX maintenance, Appalachian production declines this week July 21, 2016

pipelinesproduction/supply

Russian and Norwegian natural gas pipeline exports to Europe at high levels amid lowest prices since 2004 July 14, 2016

EuropeNorwayRussiapipelines

Natural gas-fired electricity generation expected to reach record level in 2016 July 14, 2016

dailyelectric generationelectricityexports/importsgenerationweather

Gas pipeline exports to Mexico reduce U.S. net imports June 30, 2016

Mexicoexports/importspipelines

Expanded Panama Canal reduces travel time for shipments of U.S. LNG to Asian markets June 30, 2016

LNG (liquefied natural gas)New Englanddailyliquid fuelstransportation

Natural gas storage injections in 2016 ahead of 2012 pace June 23, 2016

consumption/demandexports/importsinventories/stocksproduction/supplyspot pricesstorage

Global LNG imports using floating storage and regasification units increase 46% in 2015 over 2014 levels June 16, 2016

LNG (liquefied natural gas)exports/importsinternational

Natural gas flaring in North Dakota has declined sharply since 2014 June 13, 2016

North Dakotadailystates

Near-month futures contract indicates expectations of rising prices June 8, 2016

futuresprices

Use of natural gas for power generation ticks upward June 2, 2016

consumption/demandexports/importsforecasts/projectionsgenerationweather

Recent drilling activity has lowered costs and increased performance June 2, 2016

BakkenEagle FordMarcellusdrillingoil/petroleumproduction/supplyshale

More U.S. vessels powered by liquefied natural gas launched May 26, 2016

LNG (liquefied natural gas)

United States remains largest producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons May 23, 2016

RussiaSaudi ArabiaUnited Statescrude oildailyproduction/supply

Hydropower conditions improve as West Coast drought eases May 20, 2016

CaliforniaOregonWashingtondailyhydroelectricstates

Sabine Pass liquefaction terminal begins commercial operations May 19, 2016

LNG (liquefied natural gas)exports/imports

Many natural gas-fired power plants under construction are near major shale plays May 19, 2016

Texasdailyelectricitygenerating capacityproduction/supplystates

Alberta wildfires reduce natural gas demand and prices in Canada May 12, 2016

Canadaexports/importsprices

Explosion on Texas Eastern Pipeline in Pennsylvania cuts flows May 5, 2016

Texaspipelines

EIA produces new maps of the Utica Shale play May 2, 2016

OhioPennsylvaniaUtahUticaWest Virginiadailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supplystates

Natural gas net imports in 2015 at lowest level since 1986 April 29, 2016

LNG (liquefied natural gas)dailyexports/imports

Natural gas production declines April 28, 2016

production/supplyrig countspot pricesweather

Logistical challenges result in ship-to-ship transfers of U.S. propane exports April 27, 2016

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)dailyexports/importsinternationalpropanetransmissiontransportation

Canada expects lower natural gas exports to U.S., higher LNG exports to other countries April 26, 2016

CanadaLNG (liquefied natural gas)dailyexports/imports

Strong El Niño helps reduce U.S. winter heating demand and fuel prices April 25, 2016

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)dailyheating oilpricespropane

Algonquin expansion in New York on target for service next winter April 21, 2016

MarcellusNew EnglandNew Yorkpipelinestransmission

U.S. natural gas production reaches record high in 2015 April 15, 2016

North DakotaOhioOklahomaPennsylvaniaWest Virginiadailyproduction/supplystates

New gas-fired power plants are concentrated near major shale plays April 14, 2016

electric generationgenerating capacitygenerationproduction/supplyshale

Natural gas storage ends winter heating season at record high April 14, 2016

dailyinventories/stocksstorage

Natural gas stocks end heating season at record high level April 7, 2016

inventories/stocksstorageweather

Mild weather, ample natural gas supply curb Northeast winter power and natural gas prices April 5, 2016

ISO (independent system operator)LNG (liquefied natural gas)MassachusettsNew EnglandNew Yorkconsumption/demanddailyelectricitypipelinespricesspot pricesweatherwholesale powerwholesale prices

Ethane production expected to increase as petrochemical consumption and exports expand April 1, 2016

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)dailyethaneproduction/supply

Rockies Express Pipeline (REX) wins final approval for Midwest east-to-west capacity expansion March 31, 2016

capacitypipelines

Australia's Gorgon, one of the world's largest LNG terminals, ships first cargo March 31, 2016

ArkansasAustraliaLNG (liquefied natural gas)daily

EIA report shows decline in cost of U.S. oil and gas wells since 2012 March 30, 2016

dailydrillingliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

Natural gas expected to exceed coal in power generation in 2016 March 24, 2016

electric generation

Rig count at historic low, but gas production still high March 17, 2016

production/supplyrig count

Australia's Gorgon, one of the world's LNG megaprojects, prepares to ship first cargo March 10, 2016

AustraliaLNG (liquefied natural gas)

Growth in domestic natural gas production leads to development of LNG export terminals March 4, 2016

LNG (liquefied natural gas)MarcellusUticadailyexports/imports

Cheniere’s Sabine Pass ships first LNG cargo from the U.S. Lower 48 February 25, 2016

LNG (liquefied natural gas)Louisianaexports/imports

Asian LNG imports decline in 2015 amid reduced demand for electricity and lower prices of competing fuels February 18, 2016

ChinaJapanLNG (liquefied natural gas)South Koreaexports/imports

New Northeast pipelines help boost gas production 18% February 11, 2016

pipelinesproduction/supply

Chinese annual LNG imports decline for first time since imports began February 4, 2016

ChinaLNG (liquefied natural gas)exports/importsprices

Natural gas markets weather storm January 28, 2016

exports/importspipelinesproduction/supplyweather

New pipeline projects increase Northeast natural gas takeaway capacity January 28, 2016

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)LNG (liquefied natural gas)MarcellusOhioPennsylvaniaUticaWest Virginiadailypipelinesstates

Spread between Henry Hub, Marcellus natural gas prices narrows as pipeline capacity grows January 27, 2016

Marcellusdailypipelinesprices

Natural gas prices expected to rise over next two years January 25, 2016

dailyspot prices

Hydrogen for refineries is increasingly provided by industrial suppliers January 20, 2016

dailydieselrefining

Wholesale power prices decrease across the country in 2015 January 11, 2016

dailyefficiencygenerationpriceswholesale powerwholesale prices

Basis differential narrows in Marcellus January 7, 2016

Henry Hubpipelinespricesshale

Average annual natural gas spot price in 2015 was at lowest level since 1999 January 5, 2016

dailyexports/importsinventories/stocksproduction/supplyspot pricesstorage

Four countries added to global shale oil and natural gas resource assessment December 14, 2015

dailyinternationalshale

Heating oil and propane prices are lower this winter December 10, 2015

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)NGL (natural gas liquids)dailyexports/importsheating oilliquid fuelspricespropanestatesweather

Natural gas inventories post first net withdrawal of the season December 3, 2015

inventories/stocksstorageweather

U.S. oil and natural gas reserves both increase in 2014 November 30, 2015

dailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumreservesshale

Australian liquefaction capacity continues to expand November 19, 2015

AustraliaLNG (liquefied natural gas)capacityexports/imports

New classifications of natural gas storage regions will begin November 19 November 16, 2015

dailyinventories/stocksstorage

North Dakota natural gas flaring targets challenged by rapid production growth November 13, 2015

BakkenNorth Dakotacrude oildailyproduction/supplystates

Working natural gas in storage breaks record November 12, 2015

inventories/stocksstorage

Working natural gas in storage matches record level November 6, 2015

dailyinventories/stocksstorageweather

Increasing U.S. natural gas pipeline exports to Mexico begin to gradually displace LNG October 22, 2015

LNG (liquefied natural gas)Mexicoexports/imports

National Fuel Gas adds new gas flows out of Marcellus/Utica this week October 15, 2015

MarcellusPennsylvaniaUticapipelinestransportation

Natural gas pipelines under construction will move gas from Azerbaijan to southern Europe October 14, 2015

dailyinternationalpipelines

Natural gas heating bills expected to be lower this winter October 8, 2015

forecasts/projectionspricesstorage

Nationwide, electricity generation from coal falls while natural gas rises October 7, 2015

coaldailyelectricitygeneration

Household heating costs are expected to be lower than previous two winters October 6, 2015

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)dailyelectricityexports/importsforecasts/projectionsheating oilpricespropanerevenuesalesweather

Hurricane Joaquin may cause problems for East Coast energy infrastructure October 2, 2015

dailydisruptiondistributionrefineriestransmissionweather

Natural gas prices in Asia mainly linked to crude oil, but use of spot indexes increases September 29, 2015

ChinaIndiaJapanSouth Koreacrude oildailyinternationalliquid fuelsprices

Russian and Norwegian natural gas pipeline exports to Europe increase over the summer amid lower prices September 24, 2015

EuropeNorwayRussiaexports/importspipelines

U.S. propane inventories are at an all-time high September 21, 2015

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)NGL (natural gas liquids)STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)dailyforecasts/projectionsinventories/stocksliquid fuelspropane

Nuclear power refueling over next few months may increase power sector gas consumption September 17, 2015

exports/importsgenerating capacitynuclearoutages

Natural gas use features two seasonal peaks per year September 11, 2015

commercialdailyelectricityexports/importsindustrialresidentialweather

Reduced offshore share in U.S. oil and natural gas production lowers risk from hurricanes August 28, 2015

Gulf Coastcrude oildailyliquid fuelsoffshoreproduction/supplyweather

Northeast production sets record high on Monday August 27, 2015

MarcellusUticaproduction/supplyshale

EIA expects near-term decline in natural gas production in major shale regions August 26, 2015

production/supplyshale

Jamaica inks contract to get LNG from Florida August 20, 2015

LNG (liquefied natural gas)generating capacity

Injections of natural gas into storage since April are 20% higher than the five-year average (2010-14), but trail last year's record-high levels August 6, 2015

inventories/stocksshalestorageweather

Russia is world's largest producer of crude oil and lease condensate August 6, 2015

Russiacrude oildailyexports/importsliquid fuelsproduction/supply

Algeria is reforming its laws to attract foreign investment in hydrocarbons August 4, 2015

Africadailyinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumshale

Coal, nuclear, and renewables expected to boost Vietnam’s electricity capacity August 3, 2015

coaldailyelectricityinternationalnuclearrenewables

Electricity from natural gas surpasses coal for first time, but just for one month July 31, 2015

EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)coaldailyelectricitygeneration

Asia Pacific imports of LNG down in 2015 on mild weather, lower demand for power generation July 30, 2015

ChinaJapanLNG (liquefied natural gas)South Koreaexports/imports

EIA reports show different aspects of U.S. oil production statistics and trends July 30, 2015

dailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

New methanol and fertilizer plants to increase already-growing industrial natural gas use July 29, 2015

Gulf Coastdailyindustrial

Rockies Express Pipeline (REX) nears completion of Zone 3 east-to-west reversal July 27, 2015

pipelines

Natural gas salt-facility storage serves special gas market needs July 27, 2015

Gulf Coastdailyelectric generationelectricitygenerationinventories/stocksstorage

Power-to-gas brings a new focus to the issue of energy storage from renewable sources July 24, 2015

dailyelectricitygenerationinventories/stocksrenewablesstorage

Sales of Fossil Fuels Produced from Federal and Indian Lands, FY 2003 through FY 2014 July 17, 2015

Congressional & other requestscoalcrude oilliquid fuelsmost popularproduction/supplyquarterlyreservesstates

Natural gas challenges coal as fuel for power generation July 16, 2015

electricity generating fuel mixexports/importsprices

EIA now reporting monthly base gas levels in underground natural gas storage July 16, 2015

dailyinventories/stocksstorage

EIA’s estimates for state crude oil production account for incomplete, lagged data July 10, 2015

Texascrude oildailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

Northeastern trading points set record low prices July 9, 2015

spot pricesweather

Natural gas production continues to grow year-over-year July 2, 2015

pricesproduction/supplyshale

Fossil fuels have made up at least 80% of U.S. fuel mix since 1900 July 2, 2015

United Statescoalconsumption/demanddailyelectricityexports/importshydroelectricliquid fuelsnuclearoil/petroleumrenewableswood

EIA expands geographic coverage of natural gas production with new data for 10 states July 1, 2015

dailyproduction/supplystates

EIA celebrates 20 years on the Internet June 30, 2015

daily

Argentina and China lead shale development outside North America in first-half 2015 June 26, 2015

ChinaMexicodailyinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supplyshale

Oil and natural gas production job declines tend to lag oil price declines June 23, 2015

dailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supplyrefining

Eastern U.S. Power Burn Higher This Year June 18, 2015

exports/importsweather

EIA's mapping system highlights energy infrastructure across the United States June 16, 2015

crude oildailyelectricityinventories/stocksliquid fuelsoil/petroleumstorage

Marcellus ethane moves one step closer to Europe with delivery of the first Dragon class liquid gas carrier June 11, 2015

LNG (liquefied natural gas)Marcellusethaneexports/imports

Large weekly addition pushes natural gas stocks above five-year average June 4, 2015

forecasts/projectionsinventories/stocksproduction/supplystorageweather

Bulk chemical feedstock use a key part of increasing industrial energy demand May 29, 2015

dailyexports/importsindustrial

New chemical plants expected to boost industrial natural gas use by 4% in 2015 May 21, 2015

consumption/demandexports/importsindustrialpricesshale

New chemical plants expected to boost industrial natural gas use by 4% in 2015 May 21, 2015

consumption/demandexports/importsindustrialpricesshale

EIA launches redesigned International Energy Portal May 21, 2015

coalinternationalrenewables

Net imports of natural gas fall to lowest level since 1987 May 21, 2015

CanadaLNG (liquefied natural gas)Mexicodailyexports/importsinternationalpipelines

EIA launches redesigned International Energy Portal May 19, 2015

coaldailyinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumrenewables

Nonpetroleum share of transportation energy at highest level since 1954 May 18, 2015

biofuelsbiomasscoaldailyelectricityexports/importsliquid fuelsoil/petroleumtransportation

Rig count is down, but 2015 gas production forecast to grow over 2014 levels May 14, 2015

production/supplyrig count

Power generation from coal and natural gas expected to temporarily converge this spring May 14, 2015

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)coaldailyelectricityhydroelectricnuclearrenewables

Northwest Europe doubles LNG imports as key prices converge May 7, 2015

EuropeLNG (liquefied natural gas)exports/importsspot pricesweather

Natural gas, renewables projected to provide larger shares of electricity generation May 4, 2015

coaldailyelectricityexports/importsliquid fuelsnuclearoil/petroleumrenewables

Alaska residents are paid a unique yearly dividend from state’s permanent fund May 1, 2015

Alaskadailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumstates

April natural gas consumption for Pacific Northwest power generation is triple the year-ago level April 30, 2015

Californiaelectricity generating fuel mixexports/importsgenerating capacity

Energy resource permanent funds vary by purpose and state April 30, 2015

AlaskaLouisianaNorth DakotaWyomingcoalcrude oildailystatestaxes

Projections show U.S. becoming a net exporter of natural gas April 28, 2015

dailyexports/imports

Floating LNG regasification is used to meet rising natural gas demand in smaller markets April 27, 2015

LNG (liquefied natural gas)dailyinternational

EIA report highlights top 100 U.S. oil and natural gas fields April 24, 2015

crude oildailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumreservesstates

MATS Rule Takes Effect April 23, 2015

electricity generating fuel mixemissions

U.S. LNG export terminals on the move towards commercial operations April 16, 2015

LNG (liquefied natural gas)exports/imports

EIA's Annual Energy Outlook will be released later today April 14, 2015

dailyforecasts/projections

Natural gas stocks enter injection season 11% below five-year average April 9, 2015

inventories/stocksweather

U.S. remained world's largest producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2014 April 7, 2015

RussiaSaudi Arabiacrude oildailyinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

Pipeline infrastructure key to delivering U.S.-sourced natural gas to meet Mexico’s expanding needs April 2, 2015

Mexicoexports/importspipelines

Updated geologic maps provide greater detail for Marcellus formation April 1, 2015

Marcellusdailyproduction/supply

Cold temperatures, low prices lead to record-high winter power burn March 26, 2015

electricity generating fuel mixexports/importsweekly

Upstream capital expenditure declined 12% year-over-year in fourth-quarter 2014 March 25, 2015

Brentcrude oildailyfinancial marketsinternationalproduction/supply

Appalachian Basin infrastructure growth will make Marcellus/Utica gas available to broader market March 19, 2015

MarcellusUticapipelinesproduction/supplyshale

EIA launches new data add-in tool for Microsoft Excel for Windows March 18, 2015

daily

Total energy subsidies decline since 2010, with changes in support across fuel types March 13, 2015

biofuelscoaldailyelectricityliquid fuelsnuclearoil/petroleumsolarwind

Despite decline in rigs, natural gas production forecast to increase March 12, 2015

Texasdrillingproduction/supplyrig count

Oil price decline leads to lower tax revenues in top oil-producing states March 12, 2015

AlaskaNorth DakotaOklahomaTexasdailyoil/petroleumpricesstatestaxes

Scheduled 2015 capacity additions mostly wind and natural gas; retirements mostly coal March 10, 2015

capacitycoaldailyelectricitygenerating capacitynuclearrenewablesretirementssolarwind

Changes in natural gas spot prices may not quickly translate to consumer prices March 9, 2015

dailyprices

Power burn reaches record January and February levels, driven by weather and structural change March 5, 2015

consumption/demandelectric generationexports/importsweather

As record setting cold blasts the East, western temperatures warmer than normal February 27, 2015

exports/importsspot pricesweather

Rise in salt cavern storage capacity for natural gas offsets declines in other capacities February 26, 2015

dailyinventories/stocksstorage

Northeast gas demand hits record high on Monday February 19, 2015

capacityconsumption/demandexports/importsweather

Working gas inventory just after winter's mid-point near five-year average February 12, 2015

exports/importsforecasts/projectionsinventories/stocksproduction/supplystorage

Westbound gas flows on Rockies Express make up supply interrupted by rupture February 5, 2015

pipelines

Led by growth in Texas, the Southeast, and Northeast, power burn is headed for a January record January 29, 2015

capacityelectric generationexports/importsweather

Growing U.S. HGL production spurs petrochemical industry investment January 29, 2015

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)NGL (natural gas liquids)dailyethaneproduction/supplypropane

Natural gas prices drop following strong production growth January 28, 2015

dailyinventories/stockspricesproduction/supplystorage

New England, New York prices less volatile this January compared with last year January 22, 2015

LNG (liquefied natural gas)consumption/demandexports/importspipelinespricesproduction/supplyweather

EIA updates Eagle Ford maps to provide greater geologic detail January 21, 2015

Eagle FordTexasdailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumshalestates

First cold snap of 2015 increases natural gas demand 23% January 15, 2015

Henry Hubconsumption/demandexports/importsinventories/stocksproduction/supplyspot pricesweather

Because of cold start, average natural gas spot prices were higher in 2014 January 13, 2015

dailyspot pricesweather

Wholesale power prices increase across the country in 2014 January 12, 2015

New EnglandNew Yorkcoaldailyelectricityinventories/stocksprices

Presalt oil and natural gas provide an increasing share of Brazil’s production January 9, 2015

BrazilCAB (Country Analysis Brief)dailyinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

Vermont Yankee nuclear plant closure could add gas demand January 8, 2015

CaliforniaNew Englandconsumption/demandelectricity generating fuel mixexports/importsgenerating capacitygenerationnuclearpower plants

Natural gas storage exceed year-ago levels, and production is higher December 18, 2014

exports/importsproduction/supplystorageweather

Higher prices, Marcellus development lead to increase in proved natural gas reserves in 2013 December 11, 2014

AlaskaGulf of MexicoLouisianaPennsylvaniaWest Virginiapricesreservesshale

November cold snap led to larger- than- average withdrawals from natural gas storage December 4, 2014

inventories/stocksstorageweather

U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves December 4, 2014

Henry HubWTI (West Texas Intermediate)annualcrude oilexplorationexports/importsmost popularoil/petroleumproduction/supplyreservesresourcesshalespot pricesstates

U.S. natural gas reserves increase 10% in 2013 to reach a record 354 Tcf December 4, 2014

dailyreservesstates

Number of natural gas customers participating in customer choice programs is increasing December 3, 2014

dailystates

Hydrocarbon Gas Liquids (HGL): Recent Market Trends and Issues November 25, 2014

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)NGL (natural gas liquids)ethaneexports/importsinventories/stocksliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpricesproduction/supplypropanestoragetransportation

Shale gas provides largest share of U.S. natural gas production in 2013 November 25, 2014

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Boston, New York City winter natural gas prices expected to remain high November 24, 2014

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Mid-November cold spell boosts some natural gas prices in the Northeast November 20, 2014

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European residential electricity prices increasing faster than prices in United States November 18, 2014

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Natural gas is the dominant heating fuel in colder parts of the country November 14, 2014

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Demand ramps up with unseasonably cold weather November 13, 2014

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Increased natural gas production would meet most demand from added LNG exports November 12, 2014

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EIA tracks oil and natural gas production by both surface location and geologic formation November 10, 2014

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After record injections, natural gas storage levels now within 7% of 5-year average November 7, 2014

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Gas production growth, moderate consumption yield strong storage injections November 6, 2014

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Texas leads nation in growth in oil and natural gas production jobs during 2013 November 5, 2014

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California: More gas, renewables support high demand, compensate for lost hydro October 30, 2014

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Effect of Increased Levels of Liquefied Natural Gas Exports on U.S. Energy Markets October 29, 2014

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Record production, potential for continued storage injections precedes winter season October 23, 2014

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North Dakota aims to reduce natural gas flaring October 20, 2014

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Japan continues to import record volumes of LNG amid delays in nuclear restarts October 16, 2014

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Some Appalachian natural gas spot prices are well below the Henry Hub national benchmark October 15, 2014

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Newly released heat content data allow for state-to-state natural gas comparisons October 14, 2014

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Despite higher gas prices, winter heating bills expected to fall October 9, 2014

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Lower petrochemical use of propane driven by wider price spread between propane and ethane October 9, 2014

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Less severe weather means lower expected household heating bills this winter October 7, 2014

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California drought leads to less hydropower, increased natural gas generation October 6, 2014

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New chemical plants expected to boost industrial natural gas demand by 4% in 2015 October 2, 2014

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Natural gas storage injections typically continue beyond the end of October October 1, 2014

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Everywhere but Northeast, fewer homes choose natural gas as heating fuel September 25, 2014

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Russia looks beyond West Siberia for future oil and natural gas growth September 19, 2014

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FERC approves New England's 2014-15 winter reliability program, but challenges remain September 18, 2014

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Panama Canal expansion will allow transit of larger ships with greater volumes September 17, 2014

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Natural gas storage deficit to five-year average continues to narrow September 12, 2014

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Marcellus and Utica fields spur Appalachian Basin pipeline development September 11, 2014

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Natural gas, solar, and wind lead power plant capacity additions in first-half 2014 September 9, 2014

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Growth of natural gas design storage capacity slows in 2014 September 4, 2014

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New England relying more on natural gas along with hydroelectric imports from Canada August 22, 2014

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Russia-China deal will supply Siberian natural gas to China’s northern, eastern provinces August 20, 2014

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Hawaii and U.S. Territories aim to increase fuel diversity with LNG imports August 19, 2014

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Natural gas serves a small, but growing, portion of China's total energy demand August 18, 2014

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Reasons for projected natural gas-fired generation growth vary by region August 15, 2014

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India is increasingly dependent on imported fossil fuels as demand continues to rise August 14, 2014

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Ohio's Utica Region now included in EIA's monthly Drilling Productivity Report August 12, 2014

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Northeast natural gas spot prices particularly sensitive to temperature swings August 11, 2014

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U.S. Gas Exports to Mexico Post Record High, with Further Gains Expected August 7, 2014

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Marcellus Region production continues growth August 5, 2014

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Bakken fuels North Dakota’s oil production growth August 4, 2014

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Metal-based durables manufacturers are fueled by electricity and natural gas August 1, 2014

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Natural gas injection season continues on pace for record refill July 28, 2014

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Oil and natural gas resource categories reflect varying degrees of certainty July 17, 2014

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Wyoming, Gulf of Mexico dominate fossil fuels production on federal and Indian lands July 8, 2014

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Production of fossil fuels from federal and Indian lands fell in 2013 July 7, 2014

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June marks 50th anniversary of the first commercial liquefied natural gas tanker June 19, 2014

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First westbound natural gas flows begin on Rockies Express Pipeline June 18, 2014

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Record winter withdrawals create summer storage challenges June 17, 2014

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Projected growth in natural gas-fired generation is influenced by resource availability June 13, 2014

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Gulf of Mexico 2014 production shut in by storms seen higher than last year June 12, 2014

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Power sector CO2 emissions sensitive to policy changes and natural gas supply June 9, 2014

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NOAA predicts relatively quiet Atlantic hurricane season June 4, 2014

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Mexico's energy ministry projects rapid near-term growth of natural gas imports from U.S. May 29, 2014

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U.S. consumers’ energy spending rose this winter May 21, 2014

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Norway supplies more than 20% of Europe’s natural gas needs May 16, 2014

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Permian Basin drives first-quarter growth in oil-directed horizontal drilling rigs May 15, 2014

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China promotes both fuel efficiency and alternative-fuel vehicles to curb growing oil use May 13, 2014

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High value of liquids drives U.S. producers to target wet natural gas resources May 8, 2014

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U.S. purity ethane ships to Canada for first time in 25 years May 6, 2014

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Texas and Rockies natural gas mitigates disruption from Wyoming processing plant explosion May 1, 2014

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Lower U.S. electricity demand growth would reduce fossil fuels’ projected generation share April 30, 2014

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Projected CO2 emissions vary with coal and nuclear power plant retirements April 28, 2014

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Implications of lower natural gas prices on industrial production April 23, 2014

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Potential for liquefied natural gas use as a railroad fuel April 14, 2014

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Net energy imports in 2013 lowest in more than 20 years April 2, 2014

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Energy trade is a key part of overall U.S. trade flows February 24, 2014

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State Energy Profiles enhanced and renewables sections added December 19, 2013

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Petroleum's share of Florida's electric generation mix dwindles as natural gas grows December 18, 2013

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Vermont Yankee nuclear plant closure in 2014 will challenge New England energy markets September 6, 2013

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EIA projects world energy consumption will increase 56% by 2040 July 25, 2013

IEO (International Energy Outlook)dailyemissionsforecasts/projectionsinternationalrenewables

Energy sources have changed throughout the history of the United States July 3, 2013

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