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September 20, 2017

Hurricane Irma cut power to nearly two-thirds of Florida's electricity customers


September 19, 2017

Beyond China and India, energy consumption in non-OECD Asia continues to grow


September 14, 2017

EIA projects 28% increase in world energy use by 2040


September 13, 2017

Hurricane Harvey caused electric system outages and affected wind generation in Texas


August 31, 2017

Seasonal swings in U.S. distillate inventories lower as consumption patterns change


August 23, 2017

Northwest heat wave leads to record levels of summer electricity demand


August 3, 2017

Many states have adopted policies to encourage energy efficiency


August 2, 2017

Among states, Texas consumes the most energy, Vermont the least


July 31, 2017

Wyoming, Texas, and Pennsylvania rank as the top net energy suppliers among states


July 26, 2017

Per capita residential electricity sales in the U.S. have fallen since 2010


July 14, 2017

The western U.S. sub-hourly wholesale electricity market is expanding


July 3, 2017

Even as renewables increase, fossil fuels continue to dominate U.S. energy mix


June 15, 2017

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


June 6, 2017

As U.S. airlines carry more passengers, jet fuel use remains well below its previous peak


May 22, 2017

Air conditioning and other appliances increase residential electricity use in the summer


April 5, 2017

U.S. energy consumption rose slightly in 2016 despite a significant decline in coal use


March 15, 2017

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


February 28, 2017

Average number of televisions in U.S. homes declining


February 10, 2017

Argentina seeking increased natural gas production from shale resources to reduce imports


February 7, 2017

EIA’s residential and commercial studies require significant data collection and analysis


January 17, 2017

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


January 13, 2017

Natural gas prices in 2016 were the lowest in nearly 20 years


December 12, 2016

Winter residential electricity consumption expected to increase from last winter


December 5, 2016

Thanksgiving holiday causes unique electricity usage patterns across the country


November 10, 2016

In 2015, U.S. coal production, consumption, and employment fell by more than 10%


November 2, 2016

U.S. summer gasoline consumption sets new high


November 1, 2016

U.S. energy production, consumption has changed significantly since 1908


October 13, 2016

Winter heating bills likely to increase, but still remain below recent winters


September 20, 2016

EIA provides daily summary of Southern California energy conditions


September 16, 2016

Recent energy intensity decline in government buildings exceeds commercial sector average


August 31, 2016

EIA now using near-real-time export data to improve weekly petroleum consumption data


August 30, 2016

Coal consumption by U.S. educational institutions has declined by 64% since 2008


August 17, 2016

Energy-related CO2 emissions from natural gas surpass coal as fuel use patterns change


July 25, 2016

Hourly information on U.S. electricity supply, demand, and flows is now available


July 22, 2016

Electric grid operators forecast load shapes to plan electricity supply


July 21, 2016

Changing U.S. energy mix reflects growing use of natural gas, petroleum, and renewables


July 19, 2016

India continues developing its strategic petroleum reserve as its oil imports grow


July 14, 2016

Natural gas-fired electricity generation expected to reach record level in 2016


July 12, 2016

Global energy intensity continues to decline


July 1, 2016

Fossil fuels still dominate U.S. energy consumption despite recent market share decline


May 26, 2016

Industrial and electric power sectors drive projected growth in U.S. natural gas use


May 12, 2016

EIA projects 48% increase in world energy consumption by 2040


May 4, 2016

Almost all U.S. gasoline is blended with 10% ethanol


April 28, 2016

Power sector coal demand has fallen in nearly every state since 2007


April 18, 2016

Total U.S. energy production increases for sixth consecutive year


April 5, 2016

Mild weather, ample natural gas supply curb Northeast winter power and natural gas prices


February 23, 2016

Motor gasoline consumption expected to remain below 2007 peak despite increase in travel


February 19, 2016

For transportation fuels, the Gulf Coast produces, the East Coast consumes


February 8, 2016

Demand response saves electricity during times of high demand


February 3, 2016

Computer and technology use in education buildings continues to increase


January 5, 2016

Average annual natural gas spot price in 2015 was at lowest level since 1999


December 16, 2015

Independent energy assessments confirm quality of EIA’s commercial buildings data


December 10, 2015

Heating oil and propane prices are lower this winter


December 7, 2015

Energy use by federal agencies continues to decline


November 19, 2015

Passenger travel accounts for most of world transportation energy use


October 30, 2015

Vehicle standards around the world aim to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions


October 28, 2015

Increased recycling may reduce metals sector energy use in China


October 27, 2015

India likely to experience continued growth in electricity use for air conditioning


October 6, 2015

Household heating costs are expected to be lower than previous two winters


September 17, 2015

Coal use in China is slowing


September 16, 2015

Recent statistical revisions suggest higher historical coal consumption in China


September 15, 2015

U.S. job market and automotive sales trends support growth in gasoline use


September 11, 2015

Natural gas use features two seasonal peaks per year


August 25, 2015

India’s coal industry in flux as government sets ambitious coal production targets


August 17, 2015

Texas electric grid serves record-high power demand


July 23, 2015

Average diesel retail price below gasoline price for first time in six years


July 17, 2015

U.S. nuclear outages are low during summer peak electricity demand season


July 8, 2015

Net petroleum product exports continue to increase


July 2, 2015

Fossil fuels have made up at least 80% of U.S. fuel mix since 1900


May 29, 2015

Bulk chemical feedstock use a key part of increasing industrial energy demand


May 28, 2015

Renewables share of U.S. energy consumption highest since 1930s


May 18, 2015

Nonpetroleum share of transportation energy at highest level since 1954


May 6, 2015

EIA’s CBECS is the nation's only comprehensive survey of commercial buildings


May 4, 2015

Natural gas, renewables projected to provide larger shares of electricity generation


April 29, 2015

U.S. energy demand slows except for industrial, commercial sectors


March 2, 2015

Voluntary agreement continues to reduce energy consumption of television set-top boxes


February 18, 2015

Energy efficiency improvements have largely offset effect of more, larger homes


February 17, 2015

Proposed efficiency standard may eliminate noncondensing gas furnaces


February 5, 2015

Defense Department energy use falls to lowest level since at least 1975


February 4, 2015

Energy consumption by U.S. government at lowest level since at least 1975


December 15, 2014

Gasoline prices tend to have little effect on demand for car travel


October 23, 2014

Lower electricity-related CO2 emissions reflect lower carbon intensity and electricity use


October 21, 2014

Consumer energy expenditures are roughly 5% of disposable income, below long-term average


October 17, 2014

Energy for growing and harvesting crops is a large component of farm operating costs


October 10, 2014

Net energy imports as share of consumption at lowest level in 29 years


October 9, 2014

Lower petrochemical use of propane driven by wider price spread between propane and ethane


October 8, 2014

Lower demand, higher supply drive oil prices to lowest level since 2012


October 2, 2014

Propane use for crop drying depends on weather and corn markets as well as crop size


September 25, 2014

Everywhere but Northeast, fewer homes choose natural gas as heating fuel


September 11, 2014

Despite decline in some regions, world oil consumption still seen rising


September 10, 2014

EIA's forecast of 2014 gasoline use has risen 2 billion gallons (1.6%) in past 10 months


August 19, 2014

Hawaii and U.S. Territories aim to increase fuel diversity with LNG imports


August 13, 2014

Steam coal imports remain down sharply from historic high in 2007


August 1, 2014

Metal-based durables manufacturers are fueled by electricity and natural gas


July 18, 2014

Light-duty vehicles’ share of transportation energy use is projected to fall


June 2, 2014

Domestic production satisfies 84% of total U.S. energy demand in 2013


May 19, 2014

Industrial facilities get most of their electricity from the grid


May 16, 2014

Norway supplies more than 20% of Europe’s natural gas needs


May 14, 2014

China produces and consumes almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined


April 21, 2014

Extending residential energy policies affects some end uses more than others


April 16, 2014

Personal travel growth significantly influences projected transportation energy demand


April 2, 2014

Net energy imports in 2013 lowest in more than 20 years


March 25, 2014

Coal supplies at electric power plants drawn down in cold weather


March 19, 2014

LED bulb efficiency expected to continue improving as cost declines


March 18, 2014

Biofuels production drives growth in overall biomass energy use over past decade


February 28, 2014

Net crude and petroleum products imports fell relative to other major net import flows


February 25, 2014

Oil net imports have declined since 2011, with their value falling slower than volume


February 24, 2014

Energy trade is a key part of overall U.S. trade flows


February 18, 2014

Peak-to-average electricity demand ratio rising in New England and many other U.S. regions


January 28, 2014

Most homes have central thermostats on heating and cooling equipment


January 21, 2014

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic power prices react to winter freeze and natural gas constraints


January 16, 2014

Spot coal price trends vary across key basins during 2013


January 14, 2014

U.S. boosts natural gas output and use since 2005, while OECD Europe scales back


December 20, 2013

U.S. electricity sales have decreased in four of the past five years


December 19, 2013

State Energy Profiles enhanced and renewables sections added


December 16, 2013

Increased tight oil production, vehicle efficiency reduce petroleum and liquid imports


December 12, 2013

Propane demand hits a record high for November


December 5, 2013

Gas furnace efficiency has large implications for residential natural gas use


December 4, 2013

Natural gas use for power generation falls as industrial sector's use continues to rise


December 3, 2013

Future world energy demand driven by trends in developing countries


October 25, 2013

Waste fuels are a significant energy source for U.S. manufacturers


September 27, 2013

Multiple factors push Western Europe to use less natural gas and more coal


September 26, 2013

Variability in electricity demand highlights potential roles for electricity storage


September 16, 2013

Rapid increases in electricity demand challenge both generating unit and system operators


September 9, 2013

Cooler-than-normal August relieves strain on Texas electricity market


September 5, 2013

Higher wind generation in the Southwest Power Pool is reducing use of baseload capacity


August 27, 2013

Electricity demand patterns matter for valuing electricity supply resources


August 26, 2013

World petroleum use sets record high in 2012 despite declines in North America and Europe


August 21, 2013

Glass manufacturing is an energy-intensive industry mainly fueled by natural gas


August 19, 2013

EIA publishes state fact sheets on residential energy consumption and characteristics


August 15, 2013

The South anchors growth in use of electricity for air conditioning since 1993


July 26, 2013

Coal market fundamentals changed, yet spot prices remained stable


July 25, 2013

EIA projects world energy consumption will increase 56% by 2040


July 22, 2013

U.S. natural gas spot prices increased during first-half 2013


July 15, 2013

Petroleum products demand data revised at regional level


July 5, 2013

Food and paper account for 3.4% of nation’s energy use


July 3, 2013

Energy sources have changed throughout the history of the United States


July 1, 2013

The cement industry is the most energy intensive of all manufacturing industries


June 26, 2013

Metallurgical industries are key parts of energy-intensive manufacturing


June 25, 2013

Average U.S. residential summer 2013 electric bill expected to be lowest in four years


June 20, 2013

Industrial sector natural gas use rising


June 18, 2013

Apartments in buildings with 5 or more units use less energy than other home types


June 11, 2013

EIA’s 2013 Energy Conference next week will look at U.S. and global energy challenges


June 6, 2013

Electricity reliability report released; Texas and California raise concerns for summer


June 4, 2013

Bulk chemicals industry uses 5% of U.S. energy


May 3, 2013

Transportation fuel use is a key factor in the outlook for U.S. oil imports


April 30, 2013

Extending current energy policies would reduce U.S. energy use, carbon dioxide emissions


April 26, 2013

Sanctions reduced Iran's oil exports and revenues in 2012


April 18, 2013

Lower residential energy use reduces home energy expenditures as share of household income


April 17, 2013

Abundant U.S. supply, low demand could cut dependence on liquid fuel imports


April 12, 2013

Winter natural gas price spikes in New England spur generation from other fuels


April 10, 2013

Average summer gasoline prices expected to be slightly lower than in 2012


April 5, 2013

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions declined in 2012


April 2, 2013

Sales of specialty incandescent bulbs decline despite exemption from efficiency standards


March 22, 2013

U.S. economy and electricity demand growth are linked, but relationship is changing


March 13, 2013

U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico reach record high in 2012


March 7, 2013

Heating and cooling no longer majority of U.S. home energy use


March 6, 2013

Two perspectives on household electricity use


March 1, 2013

U.S. energy intensity projected to continue its steady decline through 2040


February 15, 2013

EIA now delivers monthly electricity data in interactive data browser


February 12, 2013

Newer U.S. homes are 30% larger but consume about as much energy as older homes


February 4, 2013

U.S. household expenditures for gasoline account for nearly 4% of pretax income


January 29, 2013

China consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined


January 23, 2013

How much electric supply capacity is needed to keep U.S. electricity grids reliable?


December 18, 2012

Energy Perspectives: Industrial and transportation sectors lead energy use by sector


December 14, 2012

Energy Perspectives: Fossil fuels dominate U.S. energy consumption


December 12, 2012

Energy Perspectives: The United States has a varied and complex energy flow chart


November 29, 2012

Canada Week: Canada is a declining market for U.S. coal


November 16, 2012

Population shifts across U.S. regions affect overall heating and cooling needs


November 6, 2012

Illinois coal production pushes Illinois Basin production above five-year range


October 22, 2012

Explore EIA’s new state energy portal


September 25, 2012

Industries consumed more than 30% of U.S. energy in 2011


September 21, 2012

Economic growth continues to drive China's growing need for energy


September 10, 2012

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions down in 2011


September 7, 2012

Natural gas demand at power plants was high in summer 2012


August 24, 2012

Heating fuel choice shows electricity and natural gas roughly equal in newer homes


August 23, 2012

Large hospitals tend to be energy-intensive


August 16, 2012

Energy needed to produce aluminum


August 14, 2012

U.S. total motor gasoline exports down slightly from last year but still at high levels


August 13, 2012

Estimated U.S. gasoline consumption low compared to five-year average


August 9, 2012

Average spot natural gas prices declined during the first half of 2012


August 6, 2012

Biodiesel demand estimates now provided in petroleum supply and demand balances


August 3, 2012

Fuel economy standards have affected vehicle efficiency


August 1, 2012

U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions in early 2012 lowest since 1992


July 31, 2012

Projected retirements of coal-fired power plants


July 12, 2012

Eastern electric systems tested during first summer 2012 heat wave


July 2, 2012

EIA’s AEO2012 includes analysis of breakthroughs in vehicle battery technology


June 29, 2012

Electricity storage: Location, location, location … and cost


June 28, 2012

AEO2012 considers three cases for the future of world oil prices


June 27, 2012

Extension and expansion of efficiency programs could reduce U.S. total energy usage


June 19, 2012

Most U.S. coal exports went to European and Asian markets in 2011


June 18, 2012

Negative wholesale electricity prices occur in RTOs


June 14, 2012

California's electric power market faces challenges heading into summer


June 13, 2012

High airline jet fuel costs prompt cost-saving measures


June 7, 2012

Northeast electricity markets react to hot weather in late May


June 6, 2012

Residential Energy Consumption Survey data show decreased energy consumption per household


June 5, 2012

U.S. coal’s share of total net generation continues to decline


June 1, 2012

Reserve electric generating capacity helps keep the lights on


May 31, 2012

Coal stockpiles above five-year range in first quarter of 2012


May 22, 2012

Electricity storage can smooth out moment-to-moment variations in electricity demand


May 21, 2012

Electricity storage can take advantage of daily price variations


May 18, 2012

Warm weather and low natural gas prices dampen spot electricity prices this winter


May 16, 2012

Natural gas consumption reflects shifting sectoral patterns


May 10, 2012

Over the past decade, lighting became more efficient across all sectors


April 26, 2012

U.S. summer gasoline demand expected to be at 11-year low


April 25, 2012

U.S. coal consumption fell while exports increased during the fourth quarter of 2011


April 19, 2012

Natural gas prices near 10-year low amid mild weather, higher supplies in winter 2011-12


April 18, 2012

Sulfur content of heating oil to be reduced in northeastern states


April 13, 2012

Price ratio of crude oil to natural gas continues to increase


April 12, 2012

Global natural gas consumption doubled from 1980 to 2010


March 29, 2012

EIA projects lower coal use by U.S. power sector in 2012


March 27, 2012

Nearly 69% of U.S. crude oil imports originated from five countries in 2011


March 23, 2012

U.S. coal production in 2012 falls below five-year range


March 21, 2012

Updated weekly gasoline export estimates affect year-over-year gasoline demand comparisons


March 8, 2012

U.S. household winter natural gas heating expenditures expected to be lowest since 2002-03


March 2, 2012

Electricity's share of U.S. delivered energy has risen significantly since 1950


March 1, 2012

Review of developments in crude oil and product markets over the past two months


February 24, 2012

Asia is the world's largest petroleum consumer


February 15, 2012

Warm weather, low natural gas prices hold down wholesale power prices this winter


February 13, 2012

U.S. coal production rises slightly in 2011 amid lower domestic demand and higher exports


February 9, 2012

U.S. natural gas inventories at end of winter heating season expected highest since 1983


January 26, 2012

Domestic supply of liquid fuels projected to increase, resulting in fewer imports


January 24, 2012

U.S. energy use projected to grow slowly and become less carbon-intensive


January 23, 2012

EIA issues AEO2012 Early Release


January 18, 2012

Liquefied natural gas meets a quarter of New England's average natural gas needs


December 20, 2011

Rising Asian demand drives global coal consumption growth


December 19, 2011

A quarter of California's electricity comes from outside the state


December 16, 2011

Gas use for power generation leads increase in natural gas use in 2010


December 14, 2011

Electricity storage technologies can be used for energy management and power quality


December 12, 2011

Electricity tends to flow south in North America


December 9, 2011

Residual fuel consumption in the U.S. continues to decline


December 6, 2011

Electricity demand changes in predictable patterns


December 2, 2011

Light bulb standards begin taking effect in 2012


November 28, 2011

Beyond natural gas and electricity; more than 10% of U.S. homes use heating oil or propane


November 21, 2011

Electric systems respond quickly to the sudden loss of supply or demand


November 17, 2011

Over half the cooling systems at U.S. electric power plants reuse water


November 14, 2011

Strong finish to 2011 natural gas storage injection season on Oct. 31


November 10, 2011

Renewable energy is used in all sectors of the U.S. economy


October 21, 2011

Flattening of per-capita residential energy consumption reflects multiple factors


September 14, 2011

Growth slows in U.S. ethanol production and consumption


September 12, 2011

Purchase of newer refrigerators slows during economic downturn


August 26, 2011

EIA updates mapping tool relating hurricane path to energy infrastructure


August 19, 2011

U.S. natural gas consumption for electric power tops industrial consumption


August 18, 2011

Mid-summer heat pushes up natural gas use at electric power plants


August 12, 2011

EIA's SEDS provides detailed data on energy use and expenditures by State


August 11, 2011

Consumption of alternative transportation fuels held steady in 2009


August 10, 2011

Number of alternative fuel vehicles in vehicle fleets increased in 2009


August 8, 2011

High temperatures drove record electricity demand and very high wholesale prices in Texas


August 3, 2011

Average wholesale natural gas prices mostly down during first-half of 2011


August 1, 2011

Ranking of renewable energy and nuclear energy use varies by sector


July 25, 2011

Four regional transmission organizations set new or nearly broke demand records last week


July 1, 2011

Natural gas consumption has two peaks each year


June 8, 2011

Electric generators' roles vary due to daily and seasonal variation in demand


May 6, 2011

U.S. households increase use of consumer electronics


May 3, 2011

Continuation and expansion of efficiency programs could mitigate carbon dioxide emissions


May 2, 2011

Additional appliance standards could significantly reduce residential energy use


April 25, 2011

Natural gas production/consumption retrospective 2010


April 21, 2011

Vehicle use varies across U.S. regions


April 19, 2011

Residential energy survey provides greater detail on many more States


April 13, 2011

The outlook for transportation fuel markets this summer


April 11, 2011

U.S. households are incorporating energy–efficient features


April 1, 2011

U.S. natural gas imports fall for third year in a row


March 23, 2011

Incandescent bulbs still play a role in the future of lighting


March 15, 2011

Advanced electric meter installations rising in homes and businesses


February 24, 2011

Gasoline product supplied may reflect snowstorm effects on driving


February 16, 2011

U.S. exports of coking coal were nearly triple U.S. consumption in 2010


February 15, 2011

Demand response can lower electric power load when needed


February 10, 2011

EIA projects rapid growth in unconventional vehicle sales


February 9, 2011

History of energy consumption in the United States, 1775–2009


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