Changes in release cycles for EIA's International Energy Outlook
and Annual Energy Outlook

To focus more resources on rapidly changing energy markets and how they might evolve over the next few years, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is revising the schedule and approach for production of the International Energy Outlook (IEO) and the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO). Starting with IEO2013, which was released in July 2013, EIA adopted a two-year release cycle for both the IEO and AEO. Under this approach, a full edition of the IEO and AEO will be produced in alternating years, and an interim, shorter edition of each will be produced in the off years.


  2014 2015
International Energy Outlook Shorter Edition will be released in mid-2014, focusing on the liquids projection, which is used as part of the AEO2014. Summary tables and a short analysis will be included. Full Edition will be released in spring 2015
Annual Energy Outlook Full Edition will be released in spring 2014, including analysis of energy issues and many alternative scenarios. Shorter will be released in late 2014 or early 2015 and will only include the Reference, Low, and High Economic Growth, and Low and High Oil Price cases. The shorter version will include tables for these cases and short discussions.