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April 25, 2013

U.S. Energy Information Administration suspends Annual Energy Review, but will provide more annual data through the Monthly Energy Review

Due to budget considerations, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) will not publish the Annual Energy Review (AER) or its companion publication, Energy Perspectives, in 2013 (for data year 2012). To meet the needs of its customers, EIA will expand the Monthly Energy Review (MER) to incorporate annual data as far back as 1949 for data series from about 70 key tables that are currently included in both publications.

While this plan provides benefits for some AER users as well as resource savings, it does not provide a new dissemination channel for other annual data that were previously presented only in the AER. EIA will work with its customers to understand which of these data are most important, and will develop plans for the future dissemination of such data as allowed by its budget.

The expanded MER will improve and simplify the user experience by combining the historical data of the AER with the most up-to-date data from the MER. The MER will feature new graphs covering the 1949-to-2013 period in clear, easily understandable formats. Customers will have one current and comprehensive source with more than 60 years of data on several energy topics, including the following:

  • Energy production, consumption, and trade
  • Energy prices
  • Overviews of the U.S. petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, and renewable energy industries
  • Carbon dioxide emissions
The product described in this press release was prepared by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. By law, EIA's data, analysis, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the United States Government. The views in the product and press release therefore should not be construed as representing those of the Department of Energy or other federal agencies.

EIA Program Contact: Barbara Fichman, 202-586-5737, barbara.fichman@eia.gov

EIA Press Contact: Jonathan Cogan, 202-586-8719, jonathan.cogan@eia.gov