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Short-Term Energy Outlook

Release Date: August 11, 2020  |  Next Release Date: September 9, 2020  |  Full Report    |   Text Only   |   All Tables   |   All Figures


Release Date. The Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) scheduling procedure calls for the release of the STEO on the first Tuesday following the first Thursday of each month. For example, since the first Thursday of February 2019 was February 7, under this plan, the February edition was released on Tuesday, February 12. If a Federal holiday falls on the Monday before the normal release date the release is delayed until Wednesday. There may be the occasional unusual delay in the release because of scheduling around other events, such as the EIA Conference. Barring holidays or unusual rescheduling, the STEO will normally appear between the 6th and the 12th of the month. Any unforeseen scheduling adjustments will be posted here and/or on the STEO homepage.

Release Time. The STEO is normally released between 12:00 pm (noon) and 12:15 pm EDT (summer)/EST (winter). There may be occasional early release because of presentation of the forecast at Congressional hearings or conferences such as the Winter Fuels Conference. A planned early release of the STEO will be noted on the STEO home page.

Issue Release date Outlook
January 2020 01/14/2020 expanded forecast discussion
February 2020 02/11/2020
March 2020 03/11/2020 (Wednesday)
April 2020 04/07/2020 Summer Fuels Outlook
May 2020 05/12/2020
June 2020 06/09/2020
July 2020 07/07/2020 expanded forecast discussion
August 2020 08/11/2020
September 2020 09/09/2020 (Wednesday)
October 2020 10/06/2020 Winter Fuels Outlook
November 2020 11/10/2020
December 2020 12/08/2020
January 2021 01/12/2021 expanded forecast discussion
February 2021 02/09/2021
March 2021 03/09/2021
April 2021 04/06/2021 Summer Fuels Outlook
May 2021 05/11/2021
June 2021 06/08/2021
July 2021 07/07/2021 (Wednesday) expanded forecast discussion
August 2021 08/10/2021
September 2021 09/08/2021 (Wednesday)
October 2021 10/13/2021 (Wednesday) Winter Fuels Outlook
November 2021 11/09/2021
December 2021 12/07/2021