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

May 26, 2017
Gasoline prices heading into Memorial Day weekend average $2.40 per gallon (gal) nationally, up from last year's price of $2.30/gal. Despite the year-over-year increase, 2017 marks the second-lowest price ahead of the Memorial Day weekend since 2009, when the national average price of retail regular gasoline was $2.31/gal.

Energy storage and renewables beyond wind, hydro, solar make up 4% of U.S. power capacity

May 25, 2017
Beyond the main sources of electricity generation capacity in the United States that have recently been discussed in a series of Today in Energy articles, additional amounts of utility-scale capacity are provided by technologies such as hydroelectric pumped storage, batteries, flywheels, and renewable fuels other than hydro, wind, and solar.

Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

May 24, 2017
First quarter 2017 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

Crossover utility vehicles blur distinction between passenger cars and light trucks

May 24, 2017
Light-duty vehicles are generally classified into two groups: passenger cars and light trucks. However, crossover utility vehicles (CUVs)—which appear similar to sport utility vehicles but share design attributes with passenger cars—are blurring the distinction between the two classifications.

2016 Domestic Uranium Production Report

May 24, 2017
Statistical data update for 2016 on drilling, mining, production, shipments, sales, facilities, employment, expenditures, and reserve estimates in the U.S. uranium production industry.

Fuel economy improvements are projected to reduce future gasoline user

May 23, 2017
Anticipated changes in energy consumption by light-duty vehicles in the United States are based on two factors: the amount of travel and the fuel economy of the vehicles used. The Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017) Reference case projects a decline in light-duty vehicle energy use between 2018 and 2040 as improvements in fuel economy more than offset increases in light-duty vehicle miles.

Prime Supplier Report

May 22, 2017
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through March 2017 on Form EIA-782C, "Monthly Report of Prime Supplier Sales of Petroleum Products Sold for Local Consumption." These data measure primary petroleum product deliveries into the states where they are locally marketed and consumed.

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

May 22, 2017
Residential electricity consumption rises and falls seasonally substantially more than commercial or industrial consumption, largely because of air conditioning use in the summer. According to the most recent data from EIA’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), nearly 9 out of 10 U.S. homes are air conditioned by central units, individual (window, wall, or portable) units, or both.

OPEC net oil revenues in 2016 were the lowest since 2004

May 19, 2017
Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) earned about $433 billion in net oil export revenues in 2016, the lowest since 2004. In real dollar terms, the 2016 revenue represents a 15% decline from the $509 billion earned in 2015, mainly because of the fall in average annual crude oil prices and, to a lesser extent, because of decreases in OPEC net oil exports.

Construction Costs for Electric Generators

May 19, 2017
Construction cost data for new electric generators installed in 2015 has been released.

Large commercial buildings are more likely to use lighting control strategies

May 18, 2017
The most recent Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) collected new information about lighting control technologies and strategies in the United States in 2012.

State Energy Profiles: New data for February and March 2017 and updated analytical narratives and Quick Facts

May 18, 2017
New monthly data are available for electricity, petroleum, and coal series. In addition, analytical narratives and Quick Facts have been updated for Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee.

Trends in Lighting in Commercial Buildings

May 17, 2017
This report uses information from EIA’s Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) to review trends in commercial lighting.

Financial Review 2016

May 17, 2017
This analysis focuses on the financial and operating trends of 89 global oil and natural gas companies (called the energy companies).

California electricity mix in 2017 has involved more renewables, less natural gas

May 17, 2017
So far in 2017, increased hydroelectric generation and solar power generation in California have contributed to lower natural gas-fired power generation in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) region, the electric system operator for much of the state.

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

May 16, 2017
Roughly 70% of petroleum-fired electric generating capacity that still exists today was constructed prior to 1980. Utility-scale generators that reported petroleum as their primary fuel comprised only 3% of total electric generating capacity at the end of 2016 and produced less than 1% of total electricity generation during 2016.

Drilling Productivity Report

May 15, 2017
The Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) uses recent data on the total number of drilling rigs in operation along with estimates of drilling productivity and estimated changes in production from existing oil and natural gas wells to provide estimated changes in oil and natural gas production for seven key regions

OPEC Revenues Fact Sheet

May 15, 2017
For 2016, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) earned about $433 billion in net oil export revenues (unadjusted for inflation). This represents a 15% decline from the $509 billion earned in 2015, mainly as a result of the fall in average annual crude oil prices during the year, and to a lesser extent to decreases in the level of OPEC net oil exports. This revenue total was the lowest earnings for OPEC since 2004.

Petroleum product exports from Central Atlantic states were unusually high in February

May 15, 2017
Exports of finished petroleum products from the Central Atlantic region of the United States (Petroleum Administration of Defense District, or PADD 1B) reached a record high in February 2017. Increased exports were driven by lower prices for several petroleum products in the Central Atlantic region compared with prices in other regions in the Atlantic Basin.

State Energy Data System: Noncombustible Renewable Energy for 2015

May 12, 2017
Annual state-level consumption estimates for hydroelectric power, wind, solar, and geothermal energy.

U.S. nuclear capacity and generation expected to decline as existing generators retire

May 12, 2017
Nuclear power currently accounts for about 20% of electricity generation in the United States, playing an important role in electricity markets. EIA’s 2017 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO2017) Reference case assumes that about 25% of the nuclear capacity now operating that does not have announced retirement plans will be removed from service by 2050.

Natural gas has displaced coal in the Northeast’s generation mix over the past 10 years

May 11, 2017
The generation fuel mix of electricity in the Northeast Census division of the United States shifted dramatically over the past ten years. In the nine Northeast states, natural gas nearly doubled its share of the region's total generation to 41% in 2016, up from 23% in 2006.

Kazakhstan Country Analysis Brief

May 10, 2017
Kazakhstan is a major oil producer. The country’s estimated total petroleum and other liquids production was 1.698 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2016. Oil field development in Kazakhstan reached two milestones in 2016. In October 2016, Kashagan field resumed production after years of delays. In July 2016, the Tengizchevroil consortium made a final investment decision on a project to increase liquids production at the Tengiz field by about 260,000 b/d.

Analysis and Representation of Miscellaneous Electric Loads in NEMS

May 10, 2017
Miscellaneous Electric Loads (MELs) comprise a growing portion of delivered energy consumption in residential and commercial buildings. Miscellaneous end uses—including televisions, personal computers, security systems, data center servers, and many other devices—have continued to penetrate into building-related market segments. Part of this proliferation of devices and equipment can be attributed to increased service demand for entertainment, computing, and convenience appliances.

Flows of gasoline and diesel into the Midwest fall as demand flattens and production grows

May 10, 2017
Over the past 10 years, increased refining activity and relatively flat demand in the Midwest—Petroleum Administration for Defense District 2 (PADD 2)—have allowed refiners in the region to meet a larger share of regional gasoline and diesel fuel needs.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

May 9, 2017
North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $52 per barrel (b) in April, $1/b higher than the March average and the fifth consecutive month that Brent crude oil spot prices averaged between $50/b and $55/b. EIA forecasts Brent prices to average $53/b in 2017 and $57/b in 2018. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices are forecast to average $2/b less than Brent prices in both 2017 and 2018.

New pipeline infrastructure should accommodate expected rise in Permian oil production

May 9, 2017
As crude oil production in the Permian Basin of western Texas and eastern New Mexico has increased, pipeline infrastructure has also increased to deliver this crude oil to demand centers on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

American households use a variety of lightbulbs as CFL and LED adoption increases

May 8, 2017
As lighting technologies evolve and adapt to federal standards, lighting in U.S. homes is in a state of transition. Data from the 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) show that, as of 2015, most homes in the United States used more than one type of lightbulb, primarily a mix of incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL).

Nuclear plants account for more than half of electricity generation in Illinois

May 5, 2017
Nuclear plants in Illinois have provided about half of the state’s total electricity generation since 2010, and two nuclear plants in particular—Quad Cities and Clinton—together provided more than 12% of the state’s electricity generation over the past several years.

Utility-scale solar has grown rapidly over the past five years

May 4, 2017
Utility-scale solar installations—including both photovoltaic (PV) and thermal technologies—grew at an average rate of 72% per year between 2010 and 2016, faster than any other generating technologies. Utility-scale solar generation now makes up about 2% of all utility-scale electric generation.

Power plants’ costs and value to the grid are not easily reflected using simple metrics

May 3, 2017
Cost is one of the key factors influencing the choice of fuels and technologies used to generate electricity. Capital, maintenance, operating, and financing costs often vary significantly across technologies and fuels. In addition, regional differences in construction, fuel, transmission, and resource costs mean that location also matters.

Wind turbines provide 8% of U.S. generating capacity, more than any other renewable source

May 2, 2017
Wind generators accounted for 8% of the operating electric generating capacity in the United States in 2016, more than any other renewable technology, including hydroelectricity. Wind turbines have contributed more than one-third of the nearly 200 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale electricity generating capacity added since 2007.

Energy flows and primary energy consumption sources-and-sectors chart for 2016

May 2, 2017
Five energy flow diagrams with data for 2016 show U.S. production and consumption of total energy, petroleum, natural gas, coal, and electricity. EIA’s sources-and-sectors chart shows the distribution, by both energy source and sector, of the 97 quadrillion Btu of U.S. primary energy consumed in 2016.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

May 1, 2017
The May 2017 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through February 2017, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States. In this issue of the PMM, preliminary February 2017 data show crude oil prices rose for the third month in a row, while prices for refined products show mixed trends. With the exception of propane, U.S.-level Prime Supplier data show sales for the major surveyed products increased from January levels.

Carbon intensity of energy use is lowest in U.S. industrial and electric power sectors

May 1, 2017
Of the five major energy-consuming sectors in the United States, the industrial sector produced the least amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) per unit of primary energy consumed in 2016, with emissions of 44 kilograms CO2 per million British thermal units (kgCO2/MMBtu).

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