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September 17, 2019

Notice: EIA is closely monitoring the developments related to the oil supply disruption in Saudi Arabia and the effects the disruption may have on oil markets. EIA’s analysis will be available in the Short-Term Energy Outlook published on October 8.

Because gasoline and diesel taxes and retail distribution costs are generally stable, movements in U.S. gasoline and diesel prices are primarily the result of changes in crude oil prices and wholesale margins. Generally, each dollar per barrel of sustained price change in crude oil translates to an average change of about 2.4 cents/gal in petroleum product prices.

EIA has several resources that provide additional information about what drives crude oil and product prices. In addition, EIA publishes a weekly dataset of retail prices by Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts (PADD), select states, and select cities. These data include what factors are contributing to the overall prices.


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EIA's current view of the global oil market pdf
Subject:EIA, forecasts, energy markets
Presented by:Linda Capuano, Administrator
Presented to: U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Washington, DC—October 17, 2019
Overview of the energy landscape pdf
Subject:EIA, forecasts, energy markets
Presented by:Linda Capuano, Administrator
Presented to: Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee
Washington, DC—February 7, 2019
Summary of AEO 2019 findings pdf
Subject:EIA, forecasts, energy markets
Presented by:Linda Capuano, Administrator
Presented to: U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Washington, DC—February 5, 2019

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International Energy Outlook 2019 (IEO2019) pdf ppt
Subject:U.S. Energy Information Administration, forecasts
Presented by:Dr. Linda Capuano, Administrator
Presented to: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC—September 24, 2019
U.S. natural gas outlook pdf
Subject:U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. natural gas outlook
Presented by:Stephen Nalley, Deputy Administrator
Presented to: National Conference of State Legislatures
Chicago, IL—August 28, 2019
EIA's Innovative Data Products pdf
Subject:U.S. Energy Information Administration
Presented by:Dr. Linda Capuano, Administrator
Presented to: National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
Washington, DC—February 11, 2019
Annual Energy Outlook 2019 pdf
Subject:U.S. Energy Information Administration, forecasts
Presented by:Dr. Linda Capuano, Administrator
Presented to: Bipartisan Policy Center
Washington, DC—January 24, 2019

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Natural gas inventories surpass five-year average for the first time in two years

Lower 48 natural gas inventories
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

Working natural gas inventories in the Lower 48 states totaled 3,519 billion cubic feet (Bcf) for the week ending October 11, 2019, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR). This is the first week that Lower 48 states’ working gas inventories have exceeded the previous five-year average since September 22, 2017. Weekly injections in three of the past four weeks each surpassed 100 Bcf, or about 27% more than typical injections for that time of year.

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