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U.S. oil producers increased investment in fourth quarter of 2016 April 3, 2017

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December Short-Term Energy Outlook forecasts non-OPEC production decline in 2016 December 9, 2015

BrentSTEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)WTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oilexports/importsoil/petroleumprices

Oil companies announce significant write-downs in third-quarter 2015 November 18, 2015

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October Short-Term Energy Outlook lowers crude price forecast for 2016 November 12, 2015

BrentSTEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)WTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oiloil/petroleumprices

Before recent transfer, Highway Trust Fund had reached its lowest level in years November 10, 2015


Sustained low oil prices could reduce exploration and production investment September 23, 2015

United Statescrude oilpricesproduction/supply

Debt service uses a rising share of U.S. onshore oil producers’ operating cash flow September 18, 2015

dailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpricesproduction/supply

EIA projects lower gasoline prices despite recent demand growth September 16, 2015

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)crude oilexports/importsgasolinepriceswholesale prices

U.S. onshore producers face challenging times September 10, 2015

United Statescrude oiloil/petroleumpricesproduction/supply

August Short-Term Energy Outlook lowers crude price forecast for 2015 and 2016 August 12, 2015

BrentOPECWTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oiloil/petroleumpricesproduction/supply

Beyond Shell-BG, oil company merger activity is down July 22, 2015

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EIA celebrates 20 years on the Internet June 30, 2015


Refiner margins unable to fully offset low upstream earnings for integrated oil companies June 17, 2015

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June Short-Term Energy Outlook reduces crude oil price forecast based on supply June 10, 2015

BrentSTEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)WTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oiloil/petroleumprices

EIA updates crude oil price forecast for 2015 and 2016 May 13, 2015

BrentSTEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)WTI (West Texas Intermediate)drillingexports/importsproduction/supply

Energy resource permanent funds vary by purpose and state April 30, 2015

AlaskaLouisianaNorth DakotaWyomingcoalcrude oildailynatural gasstatestaxes

Assessing 2014 oil and gas company financials April 29, 2015


Year in Review: Crude Oil Prices 2014 April 28, 2015

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Price declines can affect companies’ proved reserves April 15, 2015


EIA's Annual Energy Outlook will be released later today April 14, 2015


Retail gasoline prices for summer 2015 are projected to be more than $1/gallon lower than last summer April 8, 2015

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)gasolineoil/petroleumprices

Financial hedging helps some producers mitigate effect of falling oil prices April 2, 2015

dailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumprices

Upstream capital expenditure declined 12% year-over-year in fourth-quarter 2014 March 25, 2015

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EIA launches new data add-in tool for Microsoft Excel for Windows March 18, 2015


Direct Federal Financial Interventions and Subsidies in Energy in Fiscal Year 2013 March 13, 2015

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U.S. crude oil inventories increase as WTI contango deepens March 11, 2015

BrentSTEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)WTI (West Texas Intermediate)consumption/demandcrude oilexports/importsoil/petroleumprices

Potential market implications of outage at ExxonMobil's Torrance, California refinery February 25, 2015

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Appreciation of the U.S. dollar moderates recent decline in crude oil prices for some oil-producing nations February 19, 2015

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EIA expects gasoline demand to increase by nearly 1% in 2015 February 11, 2015

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)consumption/demandgasolineprices

Market balances are reflected in changing futures price spreads January 28, 2015

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Falling gasoline prices: the influence of crude oil prices and other factors January 22, 2015

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Market expectations of oil price uncertainty have increased in recent months January 14, 2015

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Energy had larger price declines than most nonenergy commodities in 2014 January 5, 2015

BrentWTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oildailyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumprices

OPEC net oil export revenues expected to fall in 2014 and 2015 December 17, 2014

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Third-quarter results for North America-focused crude oil producers November 26, 2014

WTI (West Texas Intermediate)oil/petroleumpricesshale

Role of benchmarks in the global crude oil market October 16, 2014

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As cash flow flattens, major energy companies increase debt, sell assets July 29, 2014


Lower crude feedstock costs contribute to North American refinery profitability June 5, 2014

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Texas and Rockies natural gas mitigates disruption from Wyoming processing plant explosion May 1, 2014

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Global upstream oil and gas spending continues to favor exploration and development April 25, 2014

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Brent crude oil trading range in 2013 was narrowest since 2006 March 4, 2014

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