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Oil company proved reserves additions in 2017 were most since 2013 while expenditures were about half July 20, 2018

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Low inventories and supply developments are affecting Asian residual fuel oil prices June 29, 2017

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U.S. ethanol production capacity continues to increase June 28, 2017

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U.S. exports of crude oil and petroleum products have more than doubled since 2010 June 27, 2017

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U.S. exports of crude oil and petroleum products rising, but trends vary across products June 21, 2017

CanadaChinaJapanMexicocrude oildistillate fuelexports/importsgasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpropaneweekly

Growing octane needs widen the price difference between premium and regular gasoline June 21, 2017


U.S. refineries are running at record-high levels June 20, 2017

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Global oil markets expected to tighten in third quarter 2017, then loosen through 2018 June 15, 2017

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Growing octane needs widen the price spread between premium and regular gasoline June 14, 2017

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Markets expected to tighten in the third quarter of 2017, then loosen through 2018 June 7, 2017

BrentOECDSTEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)WTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oilinventories/stocksoil/petroleumproduction/supplyweekly

Gasoline prices ahead of Memorial Day are higher than 2016, but second lowest since 2009 May 26, 2017

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Stable crude prices, weaker demand, and high inventories moderate gasoline prices heading into Memorial Day May 24, 2017


OPEC net oil revenues in 2016 were the lowest since 2004 May 19, 2017

OPECdailyinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

Indian liquid fuels consumption declined in the first quarter of 2017 but is beginning to recover May 17, 2017

Indialiquid fuelsoil/petroleumvehiclesweekly

Oil-fired power plants provide small amounts of U.S. electricity capacity and generation May 16, 2017

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Petroleum product exports from the U.S. Central Atlantic states were unusually high in February May 15, 2017

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Fuel economy improvements projected to reduce future gasoline use despite recent changes in vehicle sales mix May 10, 2017

AEO (Annual Energy Outlook)consumption/demandgasolineoil/petroleumpricesvehiclesweekly

Flows of gasoline and diesel into the Midwest fall as demand flattens and production grows May 10, 2017

Midwestdailydieselgasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

New pipeline infrastructure should accommodate expected rise in Permian oil production May 9, 2017

OklahomaPermianTexascrude oildailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpipelinesproduction/supplystates

Petroleum product exports from the U.S. Central Atlantic states were unusually high in February May 3, 2017

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Inflows of gasoline and diesel into the Midwest fall as demand flattens and production grows April 26, 2017

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Permian Basin oil production and resource assessments continue to increase April 26, 2017

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New pipeline capacity and other infrastructure changes can accommodate increasing Permian crude oil production April 19, 2017

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The API gravity of crude oil produced in the U.S. varies widely across states April 19, 2017

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Retail gasoline prices this summer are expected to be slightly higher than in 2016 April 12, 2017

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)forecasts/projectionsgasolineoil/petroleumpricesweekly

Gulf of Mexico crude oil production, already at annual high, expected to keep increasing April 12, 2017

Gulf of Mexicocrude oildailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

U.S. crude oil imports increased in 2016 April 11, 2017

CanadaIraqMexicoNigeriaOPECSaudi Arabiacrude oildailyexports/importsinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

More Chinese crude oil imports coming from non-OPEC countries April 5, 2017

ChinaOPECSTEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)liquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supplyweekly

U.S. oil producers increased investment in fourth quarter of 2016 April 3, 2017

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

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U.S. crude oil exports went to more destinations in 2016 March 28, 2017

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U.S. crude oil exports went to more destinations in 2016 March 22, 2017

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Despite growth late in the year, U.S. crude oil production decreased in 2016 while both imports and exports increased March 20, 2017

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Increasing exports contribute to large draw on propane inventories this winter March 17, 2017

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)dailyexports/importsinventories/stocksoil/petroleumpropane

U.S. ethanol exports rise 26% in 2016 to second-highest level on record March 16, 2017


Despite growth late in the year, U.S. crude oil production decreased in 2016 while both imports and exports increased March 15, 2017

BrentWTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oildrillingexports/importsfuturesoil/petroleumpricesweekly

Midwest, Rocky Mountain regions' production of transportation fuels meeting more of demand March 15, 2017

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Another type of crude oil to be included in calculation of the Brent price benchmark March 10, 2017

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Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions are increasingly self-sufficient in production of transportation fuels March 8, 2017


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

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Planned refinery outages through first half of the year not expected to constrain availability of transportation fuels March 1, 2017


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

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U.S. crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia and Iraq recently increased, but may decline soon February 24, 2017

IraqOPECSaudi Arabiacrude oildailyexports/importsinternationaloil/petroleum

U.S. crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia and Iraq combined recently approached five-year high, but are expected to decline February 23, 2017

IraqSaudi Arabiacrude oilexports/importsoil/petroleumweekly

China’s use of methanol in liquid fuels has grown rapidly since 2000 February 23, 2017

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U.S. crude oil production increases following higher drilling activity February 21, 2017

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Lower airline fuel costs reduce U.S. airlines’ operating expenses, increase net profits February 17, 2017

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U.S. crude oil production increases following higher drilling activity February 15, 2017

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

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)natural gasproduction/supplyrailshaleweekly

Hydrocarbon gas liquids by rail data adds transparency to rapidly changing markets February 8, 2017

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)exports/importsoil/petroleumpropanerailweekly

U.S. heating oil and propane prices higher than same time last year February 2, 2017

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)crude oilexports/importsheating oilinventories/stocksoil/petroleumpricesweekly

New EIA data series track shipments of hydrocarbon gas liquids by rail February 2, 2017

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)dailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpipelinespropanerailtransportation

Major U.S. tight oil-producing states expected to drive production gains through 2018 January 31, 2017

North DakotaTexasdailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supplyshalestatestight oil

Strategic Petroleum Reserve sales expected to start this month January 26, 2017

crude oildailyexports/importsliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

Mexican gasoline market reforms could influence U.S. gasoline export trends January 25, 2017


Hydrocarbon gas liquids becoming a key factor in overall liquid fuel balance changes January 19, 2017

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)consumption/demandethanenatural gasoil/petroleumweekly

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

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)consumption/demanddailyethaneexports/importsliquid fuelsnatural gasproduction/supply

Crude oil prices expected to increase slightly through 2017 and 2018 January 12, 2017

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)crude oildailyforecasts/projectionsliquid fuelsoil/petroleumprices

Average crude oil prices forecast to rise as markets move toward balance January 11, 2017

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)oil/petroleumpricesweekly

U.S. gasoline prices in 2016 were the lowest since 2004 January 6, 2017

dailygasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpricesstates

EIA now using near-real-time export data to provide better weekly petroleum consumption statistics January 5, 2017


Crude oil prices increased in 2016, still below 2015 averages January 4, 2017

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Strategic Petroleum Reserve sales under recently enacted laws are expected to start in January 2017 December 21, 2016

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

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OPEC production cuts reflected in EIA forecast; HGL production grows through 2017 December 7, 2016

BrentOPECSTEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)WTI (West Texas Intermediate)oil/petroleumpricesweekly

U.S. gasoline inventories, consumption, production, and exports all increased over the past year November 30, 2016


Tighter marine fuel sulfur limits will spark changes by both refiners and vessel operators November 23, 2016

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U.S. average gasoline prices this Thanksgiving are the second-lowest in eight years November 23, 2016

dailygasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleumprices

Planned refinery outages through year-end not expected to constrain availability of transportation fuels November 16, 2016


U.S. oil drilling increasingly focused in Permian Basin November 15, 2016

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EIA forecasts $51 per barrel 2017 Brent crude oil price November 9, 2016

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)crude oiloil/petroleumpricesweekly

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

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Colonial Pipeline restarts Line 1, resumes gasoline shipments to U.S. Southeast November 8, 2016

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U.S. crude oil production in 2015 was the highest since 1972 November 7, 2016

AlaskaCaliforniaGulf of MexicoNorth DakotaTexascrude oildailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supplystates

Oil wells drilled horizontally are among the highest-producing wells November 4, 2016

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Major gasoline pipeline in Southeast disrupted for second time in two months November 3, 2016

dailydistributiongasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpipelinestransportation

U.S. summer gasoline consumption sets new high November 2, 2016

consumption/demanddailyexports/importsgasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

Offshore oil production in deepwater and ultra deepwater is increasing October 28, 2016

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Low tanker rates are enabling long-distance crude oil and petroleum product trade October 26, 2016

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Offshore production nearly 30% of global crude oil output in 2015 October 25, 2016

BrazilMexicoNorwaySaudi Arabiacrude oildailyliquid fuelsoffshoreoil/petroleumproduction/supply

U.S. crude oil imports increase during first half of 2016, the first increase since 2010 October 21, 2016

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On Thursday, EIA's weekly crude oil inventory will be presented without lease stocks October 11, 2016

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U.S. crude oil imports rise during first-half 2016, first increase since 2010 October 5, 2016

CanadaIraqNigeriaOPECcrude oilexports/importsnon-OPECoil/petroleumweekly

Growth in propane exports drove U.S. petroleum product export growth in first half of 2016 October 4, 2016

CanadaHGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)Mexicodailydistillate fuelexports/importsgasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpropane

Pipeline disruption leads to record gasoline stock changes in Southeast, Gulf Coast September 30, 2016

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

Uticadailyliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumproduction/supply

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

Gulf CoastHGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)dailyethaneexports/importsnatural gasoil/petroleum

Pipeline shutdown disrupts gasoline supply in the Southeast September 21, 2016

dailydisruptiongasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpipelinestransportation

The United States is both a major importer and exporter of motor gasoline September 19, 2016


EIA's weekly crude oil inventory data will soon be presented without lease stocks September 14, 2016

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

Oklahomadailydrillingliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleum

Gasoline prices prior to Labor Day lowest in 12 years September 2, 2016

crude oildailygasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleumprices

EIA now using near-real-time export data to improve weekly petroleum consumption data August 31, 2016

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

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Crude oil disruptions in Nigeria increase as a result of militant attacks August 18, 2016

CAB (Country Analysis Brief)Nigeriacrude oildailydisruptionliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

OPEC net oil export revenue in 2015 drops to lowest level since 2004 August 17, 2016

OPECcrude oilexports/importsoil/petroleumweekly

U.S. crude oil exports are increasing and reaching more destinations August 16, 2016

Canadacrude oildailyexports/importsinternationaloil/petroleum

U.S. crude oil exports reach more destinations and continue to increase August 10, 2016

BrentCanadaEuropeWTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oilexports/importsoil/petroleumweekly

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

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Crude-by-rail volumes to the East Coast are declining August 3, 2016

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

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Increased gasoline production and high inventories combine to reduce global refinery gasoline margins July 27, 2016

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Increased drilling may slow pace of Lower 48 states crude oil production declines July 26, 2016

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)dailydrillingliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supplyrig count

Increased drilling may slow pace of Lower 48 states crude oil production declines July 20, 2016

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)drillingoil/petroleumrig countweekly

India continues developing its strategic petroleum reserve as its oil imports grow July 19, 2016

Indiacrude oildailyexports/importsinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumstorage

2016 EIA Energy Conference July 13, 2016

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)dieseldistillate fuelgasolineoil/petroleumpropaneweekly

Crude-by-rail volumes to the East Coast drop as imports July 7, 2016

PADD 1PADD 2crude oilexports/importsoil/petroleumweekly

U.S. refinery capacity rises 1.9% June 29, 2016

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Stripper wells accounted for 10% of U.S. oil production in 2015 June 29, 2016

dailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

Panama Canal expansion unlikely to significantly change crude oil, petroleum product flows June 23, 2016

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)chokepointscrude oildailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpropanetransportation

Modest changes to crude oil and petroleum product flows expected from expanded Panama Canal June 22, 2016

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U.S. crude oil storage capacity utilization rises even as storage capacity grows June 22, 2016

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Higher U.S. gasoline production and inventories are reducing gasoline crack spreads June 15, 2016

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Unplanned global oil supply disruptions reach highest level since at least 2011 June 9, 2016

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Storage capacity utilization rises, as growth in stored volumes outpaces expansion of storage capacity June 8, 2016

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Fires near Fort McMurray are reducing Canada's oil sands production June 8, 2016

Canadadailydisruptioninternationalliquid fuelsnatural gasoil sandsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

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

BakkenEagle FordMarcellusdrillingnatural gasoil/petroleumproduction/supplyshaleweekly

China's diesel exports grow, driven by changes in its economy and refining industry May 31, 2016

Chinadailydieselexports/importsinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpricesrefining

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

RussiaSaudi ArabiaUnited Statescrude oildailynatural gasoil/petroleumproduction/supply

Crude oil volatility decreases as prices rise from early 2016 levels May 10, 2016

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Recent U.S. imports of oil tend to be heavier than domestic production May 6, 2016

crude oildailyexports/importsliquid fuelsoil/petroleumrefining

Variation across gasoline consumption estimates — a guide for the perplexed May 4, 2016


Almost all U.S. gasoline is blended with 10% ethanol May 4, 2016

dailyethanolexports/importsgasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

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

OhioPennsylvaniaUtahUticaWest Virginiadailyliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumproduction/supplystates

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

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Expected decrease in Lower 48 oil production is partially offset by rising GOM output April 20, 2016

dailydieselgasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpricesstatestaxestransportation

Logistical challenges result in ship-to-ship transfers of U.S. propane exports April 13, 2016

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)exports/importsoil/petroleumpropaneweekly

Canada provides record-high share and amount of U.S. crude oil imports in 2015 April 12, 2016

CanadaUnited Statescrude oildailyexports/importsinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

EIA tracks monthly ethanol and biodiesel rail movements April 7, 2016

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Engine design trends lead to increased demand for higher-octane gasoline March 30, 2016

CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy)gasolineoil/petroleumstandardstransmissionvehiclesweekly

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

dailydrillingliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleum

U.S. production of hydrocarbon gas liquids expected to increase through 2017 March 29, 2016

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)dailyexports/importsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

United Kingdom increases oil production in 2015, but new field development declines March 28, 2016

United Kingdomdailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

U.S. petroleum product exports continue to increase March 25, 2016

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)dailydistillate fuelexports/importsgasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpropane

First-half 2016 refinery outage report released March 23, 2016

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