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Monthly Energy Review August 2010 Release - August 31, 2010


Summary data on energy production, consumption, stocks, trade, and prices

The August 2010 Monthly Energy Review (MER), EIA's primary report of recent energy statistics, was released on August 31, 2010. Preliminary data indicate the following changes in the first 5 months of 2010 compared with the first 5 months of 2009:

·            U.S. primary energy consumption rose by 2%, due primarily to increases in the consumption of coal, natural gas, and biomass.  Total energy consumed by the industrial sector increased by 7%.

·            U.S. energy imports decreased by 3%, due primarily to a decrease in the imports of crude oil and petroleum products; U.S. energy exports increased by 18%, due primarily to an increase in coal and petroleum product exports.

·            Carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption rose by 2%, due primarily to an increase in the consumption of coal and natural gas.

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.

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