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Annual Energy Outlook 2019

Release date: January 24, 2019   |  Next release date:  January 2020   |  full report

Annual Energy Outlook 2019 Case Descriptions

Release date: January 24, 2019


Uncertainty surrounds economic growth, future oil prices, the ultimate size of domestic energy resources, and technological change. To capture that uncertainty, EIA ran sensitivity cases to show how the model responds to changes in key variables compared with the Reference case. The seven sensitivity cases covered in the Annual Energy Outlook 2019 (AEO2019) are described in this document:

  • Reference
  • High Economic Growth
  • Low Economic Growth
  • High Oil Price
  • Low Oil Price
  • High Oil and Gas Resource and Technology
  • Low Oil and Gas Resource and Technology

Table 1 provides the formal case names, scenario names, and datekeys. Results for all AEO2019 cases are available on the AEO table browser.