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Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions by State, 2000-2015

Jan 22, 2018
Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions vary significantly across states, whether considered on an absolute basis or on a per capita basis. Total state CO2 emissions include those from direct fuel use across all sectors, including residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation, as well as primary fuels consumed for electricity generation.

EIA forecasts natural gas to remain primary energy source for electricity generation

Jan 22, 2018
EIA’s January 2018 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts that natural gas will remain the primary source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years. The share of total electricity supplied by natural gas-fired power plants is expected to average 33% in 2018 and 34% in 2019, up from 32% in 2017.

Hydroelectric generation in Montana recovers from last summer’s flash drought

Jan 19, 2018
Montana experienced exceptionally hot and dry conditions last summer, which resulted in wildfires and a flash drought—an unpredictable drought that intensified very quickly. As a result, the hydropower share of the state’s electricity generation dropped below normal levels.

EIA expects total U.S. fossil fuel production to reach record levels in 2018 and 2019

Jan 18, 2018
In its January 2018 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), EIA forecasts that total fossil fuels production in the United States will average almost 73 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2018, the highest level of production on record. EIA expects total fossil fuel production to then set another record in 2019, with production forecast to rise to 75 quadrillion Btu

Wholesale power prices in 2017 were stable in the east, but increased in Texas, California

Jan 17, 2018
Wholesale electricity prices at major trading hubs in the eastern United States during 2017 were relatively unchanged from 2016, while average monthly wholesale prices in California and Texas increased by 18% and 27%, respectively, in 2017.

Monthly Densified Biomass Fuel Report

Jan 17, 2018
Data for wood pellet and other densified biomass fuel production, sales, and inventory levels from approximately 90 operating pellet fuel manufacturing facilities in the United States. Facilities with an annual capacity of 10,000 tons or more per year are required to report monthly.

Natural gas prices, production, and exports increased from 2016 to 2017

Jan 16, 2018
In 2017, natural gas spot prices at the national benchmark Henry Hub in Louisiana averaged $3.01 per million British thermal units (MMBtu), about 50 cents per MMBtu higher than in 2016. The higher prices in 2017 contributed to less natural gas consumption for power generation. Increased domestic production was offset by increased exports of natural gas by pipeline and liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes.

Drilling Productivity Report

Jan 16, 2018
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.

During recent cold snap, the U.S. withdrew a record amount of natural gas from storage

Jan 12, 2018
During the recent cold weather event that affected much of the eastern United States, more natural gas was withdrawn from storage fields around the country than at any other point in history. Net withdrawals from natural gas storage totaled 359 billion cubic feet (Bcf) for the week ending January 5, 2018, exceeding the previous record of 288 Bcf set four years ago.

EIA forecasts mostly flat crude oil prices and increasing global production through 2019

Jan 11, 2018
EIA's January Short-Term Energy Outlook forecasts Brent crude oil to average $60 per barrel (b) in 2018 and $61/b in 2019, slightly higher than the $54/b average in 2017. In both 2018 and 2019, EIA expects total global crude oil production to be slightly greater than global consumption, with U.S. crude oil production increasing more than any other country.

Nearly half of utility-scale capacity installed in 2017 came from renewables

Jan 10, 2018
Once final data are in, EIA expects about 25 gigawatts (GW) of new utility-scale electric generating capacity to have been added to the power grid during 2017, nearly half of which use renewable technologies, especially wind and solar. Another 3.5 GW of small-scale solar net capacity additions are estimated to have come online in 2017.

Monthly Solar Photovoltaic Module Shipments Report

Jan 10, 2018
This report contains monthly summary data for the photovoltaic industry in the United States. Data include manufacturing, imports, and exports of modules in the United States and its territories. Summary data include volumes in peak kilowatts and average prices. Where possible, imports and exports are listed by country, and shipments to the United States are listed by state.

Short-Term Energy Outlook

Jan 9, 2018
This edition of the Short-Term Energy Outlook is the first to include forecasts for 2019. Benchmark North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $64 per barrel (b) in December, an almost $2/b increase from the November average and the highest monthly average since November 2014.

Almost all power plants that retired in the past decade were powered by fossil fuels

Jan 9, 2018
Nearly all of the utility-scale power plants in the United States that were retired from 2008 through 2017 were fueled by fossil fuels. Of the total retired capacity, coal power plants and natural gas steam turbines accounted for the highest percentages, 47% and 26%, respectively.

Batteries perform many different functions on the power grid

Jan 8, 2018
Driven largely by installations over the past three years, the electric power industry has installed about 700 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale batteries on the U.S. electric grid. As of October 2017, these batteries made up about 0.06% of U.S. utility-scale generating capacity.

Northeastern Winter Energy Alert

Jan 5, 2018
Sustained cold weather and high natural gas consumption pushing up spot natural gas and electricity prices.

State Energy Data System: Distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, and kerosene for 2016

Jan 5, 2018
Annual state-level estimates of consumption, prices, and expenditures for distillate fuel oil, residual fuel oil, and kerosene for 2016.

Cold weather, higher exports result in record natural gas demand

Jan 5, 2018
Estimated U.S. natural gas demand on January 1, 2018 reached 150.7 billion cubic feet, surpassing the previous single-day record set in 2014, according to estimates from PointLogic. Much colder-than-normal temperatures across much of the United States have led to increased demand for heating, much of which is provided by natural gas.

U.S. gasoline prices increased in 2017

Jan 4, 2018
Crude oil prices ended 2017 at $60/barrel (b), the highest end-of-year price since 2013. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices averaged $51/b in 2017, up $7/b from the 2016 average, and ended the year $6/b higher than at the end of 2016. Brent prices have moved up $10/b since the end of 2016 and ended the year at $65/b, widening the Brent-WTI spread to $5/b at the end of the year, the largest difference since 2013.

Crude oil prices increased in 2017, and Brent-WTI spread widened

Jan 3, 2018
Crude oil prices ended 2017 at the highest levels since 2013. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices averaged $51/b in 2017, up $7/b from the 2016 average, and ended the year at $60/b, $6/b higher than at the end of 2016. Brent prices have moved up $10/b since the end of 2016 and ended the year at $65/b, widening the Brent-WTI spread to $5/b at the end of the year, the largest difference since 2013.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly

Jan 2, 2018
The January 2018 Petroleum Marketing Monthly (PMM), with data through October 2017, presents monthly and annual price and volume statistics covering crude oil and refined products sales in the United States.

Energy commodity prices increased in the second half of 2017

Jan 2, 2018
After decreasing nearly 20% in the first half of 2017, the spot energy index in the Standard and Poor's (S&P) Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) ended 2017 16% higher than the beginning of the year. Higher crude oil and petroleum product prices in the second half of 2017 were responsible for the increase in the S&P GSCI energy index.

Natural Gas Monthly

Dec 29, 2017
In October 2017, for the fifth consecutive month, dry natural gas production increased year-to-year from the same month a year ago. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in October 2017 was 2,329 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 75.1 Bcf/day. This level was 3.7 Bcf/day (5.2%) higher than the October 2016 level of 71.4 Bcf/day. Dry natural gas production for October was the highest for the month since EIA began tracking monthly dry production in 1973.

Petroleum Supply Monthly

Dec 29, 2017
Supply and disposition of crude oil and petroleum products on a national and regional level. The data series describe production, imports and exports, movements, and inventories.

Company Level Imports

Dec 29, 2017
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Dec 29, 2017
Monthly national and regional biodiesel production data for October 2017. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

U.S. Movements of Crude Oil By Rail

Dec 29, 2017
Monthly data on rail movements of crude oil have been updated for October 2017. Crude oil movements by rail have significantly increased over the past five years. The data on crude-by-rail (CBR) movements are also fully integrated with EIA’s existing monthly petroleum supply statistics, which already include crude oil movements by pipeline, tanker, and barge.

Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production

Dec 29, 2017
These monthly production estimates are based on data from the EIA-914, Monthly Crude Oil, Lease Condensate, and Natural Gas Production Report.

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