MONTHLY ENERGY REVIEW JULY 2010 RELEASE — July 30, 2010
Summary data on energy production, consumption, stocks, trade, and prices
The July 2010 Monthly Energy Review (MER), EIA's primary report of recent energy statistics, was released on July 30, 2010. Preliminary MER data indicate the following changes in the first 4 months of 2010 compared with the first 4 months of 2009:
· U.S. primary energy consumption rose by 2%, due primarily to increases in the consumption of coal, natural gas, and biomass.
· U.S. energy imports decreased by 6%, due primarily to a decrease in petroleum imports; U.S. energy exports increased by 14%, due primarily to an increase in coal and petroleum exports.
· U.S. biofuels consumption in the transportation sector rose by 27% to a 4-percent share of total energy consumption in that sector.
The MER provides monthly and annual data on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. See What's New in the MER for a record of changes.