Petroleum & Other Liquids

Current Issues & Trends

Past Issues & Trends

Mexican crude oil shipments to Europe and Asia are rising as U.S. imports fall December 11, 2015

EuropeMexicocrude oilexports/importsinternationalliquid fuels

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

New legislation affects U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve December 9, 2015

SPR (Strategic Petroleum Reserve)crude oilinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

Crude oil storage and capacity have increased in Cushing, Oklahoma and U.S. Gulf Coast December 3, 2015

CushingGulf of Mexicocrude oilinventories/stocksliquid fuelsoil/petroleumstorage

Crude oil storage capacity and inventories have increased in Cushing, Oklahoma and PADD 3 since September December 2, 2015

BrentCushingGulf CoastWTI (West Texas Intermediate)capacitycrude oiloil/petroleumprices

U.S. oil and natural gas reserves both increase in 2014 November 30, 2015

liquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumreservesshale

Lowest retail gasoline prices since 2008 lead to Thanksgiving trip savings across United States November 25, 2015


U.S. gasoline prices this Thanksgiving are the lowest in seven years November 25, 2015


Passenger travel accounts for most of world transportation energy use November 19, 2015

exports/importsinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumtransportation

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

financial marketsliquid fuelsoil/petroleumreserves

Record-low water levels on Rhine River are disrupting fuel shipments November 17, 2015

Europedistillate fueldistributionliquid fuelsweather

North Dakota natural gas flaring targets challenged by rapid production growth November 13, 2015

BakkenNorth Dakotacrude oilnatural gasproduction/supplystates

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

As total U.S. crude oil imports fall, Canada's import supply share rises November 12, 2015

Canadacrude oilexports/importsliquid fuelsoil/petroleumrail

High inventories in Central Atlantic weighing on distillate spot prices November 4, 2015

distillate fuelheating oilinventories/stocksoil/petroleumprices

As U.S. propane production and export capacity expand, U.S. propane exports reach more distant markets October 28, 2015

EuropeHGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)NGL (natural gas liquids)exports/importspropane

United Arab Emirates plans to increase crude oil and natural gas production October 23, 2015

CAB (Country Analysis Brief)OPECliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

Fourth-quarter 2015 refinery outage report released October 21, 2015

dieseldistillate fuelgasolineoil/petroleumoutagesrefining

Norway's oil production increases, but new investment is declining October 16, 2015

CAB (Country Analysis Brief)Norwayinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

California's gasoline imports increase 10-fold after major refinery outage October 13, 2015

Californiaexports/importsgasolineliquid fuelspricesrefiningstates

With increased regulation, continued decline in residual fuel oil demand is expected October 9, 2015

crude oilrefining

Heating oil expenditures forecast to be lower this winter October 7, 2015

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)crude oildistillate fuelheating oil

Household heating costs are expected to be lower than previous two winters October 6, 2015

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)electricityexports/importsforecasts/projectionsheating oilnatural gaspricespropanerevenuesalesweather

Hurricane Joaquin may cause problems for East Coast energy infrastructure October 2, 2015


July petroleum data show challenges in the reporting of processed condensate exports October 1, 2015

Brazilcrude oilexports/imports

Natural gas prices in Asia mainly linked to crude oil, but use of spot indexes increases September 29, 2015

ChinaIndiaJapanSouth Koreacrude oilinternationalliquid fuelsnatural gasprices

East Coast distillate fuel oil inventories higher than in recent years September 25, 2015

distillate fuelheating oilinventories/stocks

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

United Statescrude oilpricesproduction/supply

U.S. Gulf of Mexico share of global active offshore rigs declines since 2000 September 22, 2015

AfricaEuropeGulf CoastMexicocrude oilinternationalliquid fuelsoffshoreoil/petroleumprices

U.S. propane inventories are at an all-time high September 21, 2015

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)NGL (natural gas liquids)STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)forecasts/projectionsinventories/stocksliquid fuelsnatural gaspropane

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

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

U.S. job market and automotive sales trends support growth in gasoline use September 15, 2015


Crude oil swaps with Mexico could provide economic and environmental benefits September 10, 2015

Eagle FordMexicocrude oilinternationalliquid fuels

Saudi Arabia maintained crude oil market share in Asia in the first half of 2015 September 9, 2015

Saudi Arabiacrude oilexports/importsinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumrefining

Effects of removing crude export restrictions depend on price and resource assumptions September 2, 2015

BrentWTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oilexports/importsgasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpricesrefining

Effects of removing U.S. crude export restrictions depend on price, resource assumptions September 2, 2015

crude oilexports/importsforecasts/projectionsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

Effects of Removing Restrictions on U.S. Crude Oil Exports September 1, 2015

Congressional & other requestscrude oilexports/importsgasolinepetroleum productspipelinespricesproduction/supplyrefining

EIA improves monthly reporting of crude oil production August 31, 2015

crude oilliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

Reduced offshore share in U.S. oil and natural gas production lowers risk from hurricanes August 28, 2015

Gulf Coastcrude oilliquid fuelsnatural gasoffshoreproduction/supplyweather

Recently announced crude oil swaps with Mexico likely to provide economic and environmental benefits August 26, 2015

Eagle FordMexicoSO2 (sulfur dioxide)crude oildieselemissionsexports/importsgasolineinternationalrefineries

Growing global liquids inventories reflect lower crude oil prices August 24, 2015

OPECcrude oilinternationalinventories/stocksliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

Major fossil fuel-producing states rely heavily on severance taxes August 21, 2015

AlaskaNorth DakotaPennsylvaniaWyomingliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumstatestaxes

Unplanned refinery outage leads to higher Midwest gasoline prices August 19, 2015

MidwestPADD 2disruptiongasolinepricesrefineries

EIA lowers crude oil price forecast through 2016 August 19, 2015

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)WTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oilforecasts/projectionsgasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleumprices

Nuclear accord creates potential for additional crude oil production from Iran August 13, 2015

Irancrude oilinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/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

Rail helps make Midwest a net shipper of crude oil August 10, 2015

Midwestcrude oilpipelinesrail

U.S. refineries are running at record-high levels August 7, 2015

crude oilliquid fuelsrefinery capacity

Russia is world's largest producer of crude oil and lease condensate August 6, 2015

Russiacrude oilexports/importsliquid fuelsnatural gasproduction/supply

U.S. refineries run at record high throughputs August 5, 2015

crack spreadoil/petroleumrefinery capacityrefining

Algeria is reforming its laws to attract foreign investment in hydrocarbons August 4, 2015

Africainternationalliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumshale

EIA reports show different aspects of U.S. oil production statistics and trends July 30, 2015

liquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumproduction/supply

EIA reports show different aspects of U.S. oil production statistics and trends July 29, 2015

crude oiloil/petroleumproduction/supply

Average diesel retail price below gasoline price for first time in six years July 23, 2015

BrentCaliforniaconsumption/demandcrude oildieselexports/importsgasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleumtransportation

Sales of Fossil Fuels Produced from Federal and Indian Lands, FY 2003 through FY 2014 July 17, 2015

Congressional & other requestscoalcrude oilliquid fuelsmost popularnatural gasproduction/supplyquarterlyreservesstates

California gasoline prices rise further as lengthier supply chain is strained July 15, 2015

Californiaexports/importsgasolineinventories/stockspricesspot prices

In Rocky Mountain region, increased crude production is being shipped by pipeline, rail July 15, 2015

crude oilliquid fuelspipelinesrailtransportation

Summer gasoline prices are lowest in years July 14, 2015

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)gasolineprices

Last Monday's large percentage decline in crude oil prices was relatively rare July 13, 2015

ChinaIranWTI (West Texas Intermediate)internationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumprices

EIA’s estimates for state crude oil production account for incomplete, lagged data July 10, 2015

Texascrude oilliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumproduction/supply

Net petroleum product exports continue to increase July 8, 2015

exports/importsliquid fuelsoil/petroleumrefining

Fossil fuels have made up at least 80% of U.S. fuel mix since 1900 July 2, 2015

United Statescoalconsumption/demandelectricityexports/importshydroelectricliquid fuelsnatural gasnuclearoil/petroleumrenewableswood

Argentina and China lead shale development outside North America in first-half 2015 June 26, 2015

ChinaMexicointernationalliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumproduction/supplyshale

U.S. refinery capacity reaches 18 million barrels per day June 24, 2015

oil/petroleumrefinery capacityrefining

Under sanctions, Iran’s crude oil exports have nearly halved in three years June 24, 2015

CAB (Country Analysis Brief)Irancrude oilexports/importsinternationalliquid fuels

Oil and natural gas production job declines tend to lag oil price declines June 23, 2015

liquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumproduction/supplyrefining

U.S. crude oil production growth helps reduce Gulf Coast imports June 22, 2015

Gulf Coastcrude oilexports/importsliquid fuelsproduction/supply

Oilfield costs fall following decline in oil prices June 18, 2015

liquid fuelsoil/petroleumprices

EIA's mapping system highlights energy infrastructure across the United States June 16, 2015

crude oilelectricityinventories/stocksliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumstorage

Oil exploration in the U.S. Arctic continues despite current price environment June 12, 2015

Alaskacrude oilliquid fuelsresources

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

Crude by rail provides the West Coast with supply as regional crude oil production falls June 9, 2015

Californiacrude oilliquid fuelsoil/petroleumrailtransportation

New data series show more detail for crude oil stocks, storage by region June 8, 2015

Cushingcrude oilliquid fuelsstorage

Increases in U.S. crude oil production are predominantly light, sweet crude June 4, 2015

crude oilforecasts/projectionsproduction/supply

EIA projects 56% of crude oil production growth between 2014 and 2020 will consist of light sweet grades June 3, 2015

AEO (Annual Energy Outlook)AEO2015crude oilliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

Crude oil adjustment balances independently developed supply and disposition components June 2, 2015

crude oilexports/importsliquid fuels

U.S. Crude Oil Production to 2025: Updated Projection of Crude Types May 28, 2015

AEO (Annual Energy Outlook)Congressional & other requestscrude oilforecasts/projectionsoil/petroleumproduction/supplyreserves

U.S. retail gasoline prices lowest since 2009 heading into Memorial Day weekend May 22, 2015

BrentCaliforniaSTEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)forecasts/projectionsgasolinepricesstates

EIA launches redesigned International Energy Portal May 21, 2015

coalinternationalnatural gasrenewables

Low crude oil prices, increased gasoline demand lead to high refiner margins May 20, 2015

crack spreadcrude oilgasolineliquid fuels

EIA launches redesigned International Energy Portal May 19, 2015

coalinternationalliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumrenewables

Nonpetroleum share of transportation energy at highest level since 1954 May 18, 2015

biofuelsbiomasscoalelectricityexports/importsliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumtransportation

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

Corn ethanol yields continue to improve May 13, 2015

biofuelsethanolliquid fuelsproduction/supplyrenewables

Implications of higher domestic crude production for U.S. refining May 7, 2015

crude oilexports/importsliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

EIA releases study on Implications of Increasing Light Tight Oil Production for U.S. Refining May 6, 2015

crude oilexports/importsoil/petroleumrefiningtight oil

Implications of Increasing Light Tight Oil Production for U.S. Refining May 5, 2015

Congressional & other requestsoil/petroleumproduction/supplyrefiningtight oil

Projections show U.S. becoming a net exporter of natural gas April 28, 2015

exports/importsnatural gas

EIA report highlights top 100 U.S. oil and natural gas fields April 24, 2015

crude oilliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumreservesstates

EIA's Drilling Productivity Report predicts May tight oil production below April's level April 23, 2015

BakkenEagle Fordcrude oildrillingoil/petroleumproduction/supplyrig counttight oil

Oil trade off Yemen coast grew by 20% to 4.7 million barrels per day in 2014 April 23, 2015

CAB (Country Analysis Brief)crude oilinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

Increasing domestic production of crude oil reduces net petroleum imports April 21, 2015

crude oilexports/importsforecasts/projectionsliquid fuelsproduction/supply

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


Household spending on gasoline and public transit varies by region, income April 13, 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

Summer gasoline prices to be down more than $1 from last summer April 8, 2015

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)gasolineoil/petroleumprices

U.S. remained world's largest producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2014 April 7, 2015

RussiaSaudi Arabiacrude oilinternationalliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleum

Technical options for processing additional light tight oil volumes within the United States April 6, 2015

Congressional & other requestscrude oilexports/importsoil/petroleumproduction/supplytight oil

EIA assesses options for processing additional U.S. light tight oil production April 6, 2015

production/supplytight oil

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

financial marketsliquid fuelsoil/petroleumprices

New monthly data on crude by rail improves EIA regional petroleum balances April 1, 2015

BrentNortheastconsumption/demanddieseldistillate fuelheating oiloil/petroleumstatesweather

Gasoline specification changes and price effects March 31, 2015


New EIA monthly data tracks crude oil movements by rail March 31, 2015

Canadacrude oilrail

U.S. oil production growth in 2014 was largest in more than 100 years March 30, 2015

crude oilliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

Without the Cochin pipeline, western Canadian propane seeks new outlets March 27, 2015

CanadaHGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)exports/importspipelinespropane

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

Brentcrude oilfinancial marketsinternationalnatural gasproduction/supply

Crude oil storage at Cushing, but not storage capacity utilization rate, at record level March 23, 2015

CushingOklahomacrude oilstatesstorage

U.S. commercial crude oil inventories now provide the most days of supply since 1985 March 19, 2015

crude oilinventories/stocksliquid fuels

Cold winter weather increases Northeast distillate demand, but conditions are moderating March 18, 2015

BrentNortheastconsumption/demanddieseldistillate fuelheating oiloil/petroleumstatesweather

Falling rig counts drive projected near-term oil production decline in 3 key U.S. regions March 17, 2015

BakkenEagle Fordliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

Oil price decline leads to lower tax revenues in top oil-producing states March 12, 2015

AlaskaNorth DakotaOklahomaTexasnatural gasoil/petroleumpricesstatestaxes

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

U.S. petroleum product exports increase for 13th consecutive year, setting record March 5, 2015

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)distillate fuelexports/importsgasolineinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpropane

U.S. crude oil storage capacity utilization now up to 60% March 4, 2015

crude oilinventories/stocksliquid fuelsoil/petroleumstorage

Oil production in federal Gulf of Mexico expected to continue increasing March 3, 2015

crude oilliquid fuelsoffshoreoil/petroleumproduction/supply

Petroleum refinery outage in California highlights markets’ quick price reaction February 27, 2015


Availability and Price of Petroleum and Petroleum Products Produced in Countries Other Than Iran, The February 26, 2015

Congressional & other requestsIranOPECconsumption/demandcrude oilexports/importsnon-OPECoil/petroleumpetroleum productspipelinespricesproduction/supplyquarterlyreserves

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

Californiadieselgasolineinventories/stocksliquid fuelsmaintenanceoil/petroleumoutagespricesrefining

Large reduction in distillate fuel sulfur content has only minor effect on energy content February 24, 2015

EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)dieseldistillate fuel

Higher RIN prices support continued ethanol blending despite lower gasoline prices February 23, 2015

EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)RFS (renewable fuel standards)biofuelsethanolgasolineliquid fuelsprices

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

BrentSaudi Arabiafinancial marketsprices

Saudi Arabia budget insulated from effects of lower oil prices February 12, 2015

Saudi Arabiainternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumprices

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

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)consumption/demandgasolineprices

EIA tracking tool shows light-sweet crude oil imports to Gulf Coast virtually eliminated February 10, 2015

CanadaEagle FordGulf CoastMidwestcrude oilexports/importsliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

Iraq was second-leading contributor to global oil supply growth during 2014 February 9, 2015

CAB (Country Analysis Brief)Iraqliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

Midwest propane market more balanced than a year ago February 6, 2015

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)Midwestinventories/stockspricespropane

Defense Department energy use falls to lowest level since at least 1975 February 5, 2015

exports/importsliquid fuels

Midwest propane market much better balanced than year ago February 4, 2015

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)MidwestPADD 2inventories/stockspropaneresidentialwholesale prices

Increase in average gasoline prices ends 17-week streak of declining prices February 3, 2015

Brentgasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpricesrefining

Growing U.S. HGL production spurs petrochemical industry investment January 29, 2015

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)NGL (natural gas liquids)ethaneproduction/supplypropane

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

BrentSTEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)WTI (West Texas Intermediate)financial marketsfuturesinventories/stocksoil/petroleumprices

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

Brentcrude oilgasolineinventories/stocksliquid fuelsspot prices

EIA updates Eagle Ford maps to provide greater geologic detail January 21, 2015

Eagle FordTexasliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumshalestates

Regional refinery trends evolve to accommodate increased domestic crude oil production January 15, 2015

crude oilliquid fuelsrefiningtight oil

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

BrentOPECSTEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)WTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oilinventories/stocksliquid fuelsoil/petroleumrig counttight oil

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

BrentSTEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)WTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oilliquid fuelsprices

Presalt oil and natural gas provide an increasing share of Brazil’s production January 9, 2015

BrazilCAB (Country Analysis Brief)internationalliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumproduction/supply

Regional refinery trends continue to evolve January 7, 2015

crude oiloil/petroleumrefinery capacityrefining

U.S. gasoline prices end 2014 at lowest levels since mid-May 2009 January 7, 2015

Gulf CoastMidwestRockiesgasolinepricesstates

Crude oil prices down sharply in fourth quarter of 2014 January 6, 2015

BrentWTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oilliquid fuelsoil/petroleumprices

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

BrentWTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oilliquid fuelsoil/petroleumprices

U.S. gasoline prices move with Brent prices rather than WTI prices December 24, 2014

BrentWTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oilgasolineoil/petroleumprices

Availability and Price of Petroleum and Petroleum Products Produced in Countries Other Than Iran, The December 18, 2014

Congressional & other requestsIranOPECconsumption/demandcrude oilexports/importsnon-OPECoil/petroleumpetroleum productspipelinespricesproduction/supplyquarterlyreserves

Lower crude oil prices further reduce expected spending on heating oil this winter December 17, 2014

BrentSTEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)crude oildistillate fuelexports/importsheating oiloil/petroleumprices

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

OPECfinancial marketsinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

U.S. household gasoline expenditures in 2015 on track to be the lowest in 11 years December 16, 2014

forecasts/projectionsgasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpricestransportation

Gasoline prices tend to have little effect on demand for car travel December 15, 2014

United Statesconsumption/demandgasolineoil/petroleumpricestransportation

Despite lower crude oil prices, U.S. crude oil production expected to grow in 2015 December 12, 2014

North Dakotacrude oildrillingliquid fuelsoil/petroleumstates

EIA forecasts $68-per-barrel average Brent crude price in 2015 while recognizing high price uncertainty December 10, 2014

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

U.S. oil reserves continue rising, surpass 36 billion barrels for first time since 1975 December 5, 2014

crude oilliquid fuelsoil/petroleumreservesstates

U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves December 4, 2014

Henry HubWTI (West Texas Intermediate)annualcrude oilexplorationexports/importsmost popularnatural gasoil/petroleumproduction/supplyreservesresourcesshalespot pricesstates

After hitting a record low before Thanksgiving, Midwest distillate inventories are increasing December 3, 2014

Midwestdieseldistillate fuelliquid fuelsoil/petroleumrefiningspot prices

World oil transit chokepoints critical to global energy security December 1, 2014

crude oilinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumtransportation

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

WTI (West Texas Intermediate)financial marketsoil/petroleumpricesshale

U.S. gasoline prices this Thanksgiving are the lowest since 2009 November 26, 2014

BrentSTEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)WTI (West Texas Intermediate)forecasts/projectionsgasolineprices

Hydrocarbon Gas Liquids (HGL): Recent Market Trends and Issues November 25, 2014

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)NGL (natural gas liquids)ethaneexports/importsinventories/stocksliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumpricesproduction/supplypropanestoragetransportation

Shale gas provides largest share of U.S. natural gas production in 2013 November 25, 2014

ArkansasLouisianaPennsylvaniaTexasliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumproduction/supplyshalestates

EIA's U.S. Crude Oil Import Tracking Tool: Selected Sample Applications November 20, 2014

crude oilexports/importsoil/petroleumrefineries

Refinery outages in fall 2014 November 19, 2014

distillate fuelgasolineoil/petroleumrefinery capacityrefining

Crude oil and lease condensate production at highest volume since 1986 November 17, 2014

BarnettEagle Fordcrude oilliquid fuelsproduction/supply

2015 global oil balance loosens considerably in latest Short-Term Energy Outlook November 13, 2014

BrentOPECSTEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)Saudi ArabiaWTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oilforecasts/projectionsoil/petroleumpricesshale

Rail shipments of oil and petroleum products through October up 13% over year-ago period November 13, 2014

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)biofuelscoalcrude oilelectricityliquid fuelspropanerail

EIA tracks oil and natural gas production by both surface location and geologic formation November 10, 2014

Haynesvillenatural gasproduction/supply

U.S. gasoline prices move with Brent prices rather than WTI prices November 5, 2014

BrentWTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oilgasolineprices

Texas leads nation in growth in oil and natural gas production jobs during 2013 November 5, 2014

ColoradoNorth DakotaOklahomaPennsylvaniaTexasWyomingnatural gasoil/petroleumstates

U.S. gasoline prices move with Brent rather than WTI crude oil November 3, 2014

BrentWTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oilexports/importsgasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleumprices

Crude exports and re-exports continue to rise; some volumes sent to Europe and Asia October 31, 2014

CanadaItalycrude oilexports/importsliquid fuels

Availability and Price of Petroleum and Petroleum Products Produced in Countries Other Than Iran, The October 30, 2014

Congressional & other requestsIranOPECconsumption/demandcrude oilexports/importsnon-OPECoil/petroleumpetroleum productspipelinespricesproduction/supplyquarterlyreserves

What Drives U.S. Gasoline Prices? October 30, 2014

BrentCongressional & other requestsWTI (West Texas Intermediate)consumption/demandcrude oilexports/importsgasolineoil/petroleumpricesproduction/supplyspot pricestransportation

U.S. average retail regular gasoline price near $3 per gallon October 29, 2014

Brentcrack spreadcrude oilgasolineoil/petroleumprices

Benchmarks play an important role in pricing crude oil October 28, 2014

BrentWTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oil

Increasing ethanol use has reduced the average energy content of retail motor gasoline October 27, 2014

biofuelsethanolgasolineliquid fuelsrenewables

Crude exports and re-exports continue to rise; some volumes sent to Europe and Asia October 22, 2014

AlaskaCanadacrude oilexports/importsoil/petroleumpipelines

Energy for growing and harvesting crops is a large component of farm operating costs October 17, 2014

distillate fuelexports/importsindustrial

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

BrentWTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oilfuturesoil/petroleumprices

EIA launches expanded winter heating fuels data program for winter 2014-15 October 16, 2014

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)heating oilpropanestates

Net energy imports as share of consumption at lowest level in 29 years October 10, 2014

crude oilexports/importsliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

Lower petrochemical use of propane driven by wider price spread between propane and ethane October 9, 2014

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)NGL (natural gas liquids)ethaneexports/importsliquid fuelspricespropane

Heating oil and propane expenditures projected to be lower than last winter October 8, 2014

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)forecasts/projectionsheating oilpropaneweather

Lower demand, higher supply drive oil prices to lowest level since 2012 October 8, 2014

BrentLibyaconsumption/demandcrude oilexports/importsinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumprices

Less severe weather means lower expected household heating bills this winter October 7, 2014

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)electricityforecasts/projectionsheating oilliquid fuelsnatural gaspropaneweather

Crude delivered by rail continues to supply West Coast refineries October 2, 2014

crude oilproduction/supplyrail

Propane use for crop drying depends on weather and corn markets as well as crop size October 2, 2014

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)exports/importsinventories/stocksliquid fuelspropane

New Eagle Ford wells continue to show higher production September 29, 2014

Texasdrillingefficiencyliquid fuelsoil/petroleumstates

Weak demand, plentiful supply drive recent decline in oil prices September 24, 2014

BrentChinaEuropeLibyaOPECSaudi Arabiaconsumption/demandcrude oildisruptionoil/petroleumpricesproduction/supply

Saudi Arabia uses largest amount of crude oil for power generation since 2010 September 24, 2014

CAB (Country Analysis Brief)Saudi Arabiacrude oilelectricityelectricity generating fuel mixgenerationinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

Higher Permian production, constrained infrastructure increase spread between WTI oil hubs September 23, 2014

CushingTexasWTI (West Texas Intermediate)liquid fuelsoil/petroleumpricesproduction/supply

Russia looks beyond West Siberia for future oil and natural gas growth September 19, 2014

Russiacrude oilinternationalliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleum

Panama Canal expansion will allow transit of larger ships with greater volumes September 17, 2014

LNG (liquefied natural gas)liquid fuelsoil/petroleum

North American shale-focused companies' financial performance has improved September 17, 2014

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)crude oilfinancial marketsoil/petroleumshale

Oil tanker sizes range from general purpose to ultra-large crude carriers on AFRA scale September 16, 2014

internationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumtransportation

New petroleum technology revitalizes Powder River Basin oil production September 15, 2014

Wyomingdrillingliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supplystates

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

STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)exports/importsforecasts/projectionsgasoline

Changes in heating oil sulfur specifications in the U.S. Northeast will likely increase ultra-low sulfur diesel demand this winter September 10, 2014

Northeastconsumption/demanddieselheating oilrefineriesrefining

U.S. petroleum product exports continue to rise September 4, 2014

East CoastGulf CoastMidwestRockiesWest Coastexports/importspetroleum productsrefineriesrefining

U.S. retail gasoline prices fall as Labor Day approaches August 29, 2014


Rail deliveries of U.S. oil continue to increase in 2014 August 28, 2014

BakkenNorth Dakotacrude oilliquid fuelsproduction/supplyrail

U.S. retail gasoline prices fall heading into Labor Day, following crude prices lower August 27, 2014

BrentSTEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)forecasts/projectionsgasolineoil/petroleumprices

U.S. liquid fuels production growth more than offsets unplanned supply disruptions August 27, 2014

BrentOPECdisruptioninternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supply

Energy reform could increase Mexico’s long-term oil production by 75% August 25, 2014

Mexicocrude oilinternationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumrefining

Average Brent crude oil prices trade within $5 per barrel range for 13 months in a row August 21, 2014

BrentSTEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)crude oilforecasts/projectionsliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

Increased production and infrastructure constraints open crude oil price spread between Midland and Cushing August 20, 2014

CushingEagle FordWTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oiloil/petroleumprices

India is increasingly dependent on imported fossil fuels as demand continues to rise August 14, 2014

CAB (Country Analysis Brief)Indiacoalexports/importsliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleum

Midwest propane inventories show strong growth in recent weeks August 13, 2014

HGL (hydrocarbon gas liquid)Midwestinventories/stockspricespropane

August differentials offer insight into Aramco’s oil pricing August 8, 2014

Saudi Arabialiquid fuelsoil/petroleumprices

Bakken fuels North Dakota’s oil production growth August 4, 2014

BakkenNorth Dakotacrude oilliquid fuelsoil/petroleumproduction/supplyreservesstates

Oil prices drive projected enhanced oil recovery using carbon dioxide July 30, 2014

AEO (Annual Energy Outlook)AEO2014WTI (West Texas Intermediate)crude oilforecasts/projectionsoil/petroleumproduction/supplyreserves

U.S. petroleum refineries running at record levels July 24, 2014

crude oiloil/petroleumrefinery capacityrefining

Fuel economy and average vehicle cost vary significantly across vehicle types July 22, 2014

AEO (Annual Energy Outlook)AEO2014gasolinevehicles

Recent improvements in petroleum trade balance mitigate U.S. trade deficit July 21, 2014

crude oilexports/importsliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

Oil and natural gas resource categories reflect varying degrees of certainty July 17, 2014

crude oilliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumproduction/supplyreservesresources

Significant fuel economy improvement options exist for light-duty gasoline vehicles July 15, 2014

AEO (Annual Energy Outlook)AEO2014CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy)EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)alternative fuelsforecasts/projectionsgasolineliquid fuelsregulationrenewablesstandardsvehicles

Fuel economy improvements show diminishing returns in fuel savings July 11, 2014


Six formations are responsible for surge in Permian Basin crude oil production July 9, 2014

Texascrude oildrillingoil/petroleumproduction/supplyreservesstates

Wyoming, Gulf of Mexico dominate fossil fuels production on federal and Indian lands July 8, 2014

North DakotaWyomingcoalcrude oilnatural gasproduction/supply

Production of fossil fuels from federal and Indian lands fell in 2013 July 7, 2014

coalcrude oilnatural gasproduction/supplyreserves

UK became a net importer of petroleum products in 2013 July 3, 2014

United Kingdomcrude oilexports/importsinternationaloil/petroleum

A perspective on U.S. gasoline prices heading into Fourth of July weekend July 2, 2014

crude oilgasolineliquid fuelsoil/petroleumprices

North Dakota and Texas now provide nearly half of U.S. crude oil production July 1, 2014

BakkenEagle FordNorth DakotaTexascrude oiloil/petroleumproduction/supplyreservesshalestatestight oil

2014 U.S. petroleum refinery update: capacity edges up, ownership shifts June 30, 2014

CaliforniaHawaiiTexasliquid fuelsoil/petroleumrefineriesrefinery capacityrefiningstates

Fuel economy standards drive down projected gasoline use; diesel use, product exports rise June 26, 2014

AEO (Annual Energy Outlook)AEO2014EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)dieselemissionsforecasts/projectionsgasolineliquid fuelspolicyregulation

U.S. crude exports in April rise to highest level in 15 years June 16, 2014

Canadacrude oilexports/importsliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

Gulf of Mexico 2014 production shut in by storms seen higher than last year June 12, 2014

Gulf Coastcrude oildisruptionoil/petroleumproduction/supplyreservesweather

Crude-by-rail transportation provides Bakken Shale production access to major markets June 10, 2014

Bakkencrude oiloil/petroleumrailshale

Increases in U.S. crude oil production come from light, sweet crude from tight formations June 6, 2014

crude oilexports/importsliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpipelinesproduction/supplyreserves

NOAA predicts relatively quiet Atlantic hurricane season June 4, 2014

BakkenMarcellusSTEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook)crude oildisruptionforecasts/projectionsoil/petroleumproduction/supplyweather

U.S. petroleum product exports to Mexico rise while Mexican crude exports to the U.S. fall May 28, 2014

CAB (Country Analysis Brief)Mexicoexports/importsliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

Mexico’s energy reform seeks to reverse decline in oil production May 27, 2014

CAB (Country Analysis Brief)Mexicocrude oilinternationaloil/petroleumproduction/supplyreserves

Average retail gasoline price is $3.67 per gallon heading into Memorial Day weekend May 23, 2014

crack spreadgasolineliquid fuelsprices

U.S. consumers’ energy spending rose this winter May 21, 2014

electricityheating oilliquid fuelsnatural gas

Permian Basin drives first-quarter growth in oil-directed horizontal drilling rigs May 15, 2014

BakkenEagle FordNorth DakotaTexascrude oildrillingoil/petroleumproduction/supplyreservesrig countstates

China promotes both fuel efficiency and alternative-fuel vehicles to curb growing oil use May 13, 2014

Chinaconsumption/demandgasolineliquid fuelssales

Industrial sector drives increase in North Dakota electricity sales May 8, 2014

North Dakotacommercialelectricityindustrialliquid fuelsoil/petroleumresidential

U.S. biomass-based diesel imports increase to record levels in 2013 May 2, 2014

EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)RFS (renewable fuel standards)biofuelsexports/imports

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

internationalliquid fuelsoil/petroleumpricesproduction/supply

U.S. tight oil production: Alternative supply projections and an overview of EIA’s analysis of well-level data aggregated to the county level April 7, 2014

AEO (Annual Energy Outlook)AEO2014exports/importsforecasts/projectionsoil/petroleumpricesproduction/supplytight oil

Net energy imports in 2013 lowest in more than 20 years April 2, 2014

exports/importsliquid fuelsoil/petroleum

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

Brentcrude oilliquid fuelsoil/petroleumprices

Energy trade is a key part of overall U.S. trade flows February 24, 2014

AEO (Annual Energy Outlook)AEO2014United Statescoalexports/importsliquid fuelsnatural gasoil/petroleumproduction/supplystates

State Energy Profiles enhanced and renewables sections added December 19, 2013

alternative fuelsbiomasscoalelectricityexports/importsgeothermalhydroelectricnatural gasoil/petroleumproduction/supplyrenewablessolarstateswind

Petroleum's share of Florida's electric generation mix dwindles as natural gas grows December 18, 2013

Floridaelectricity generating fuel mixgenerationliquid fuelsnatural gasnuclearoil/petroleumstates

Oil futures price curve has steepened over the past six months September 20, 2013

financial marketsfuturesliquid fuelsoil/petroleumprices

Energy sources have changed throughout the history of the United States July 3, 2013

United Statescoalconsumption/demandelectricityexports/importshydroelectricliquid fuelsnatural gasnuclearoil/petroleumwood