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Monthly Energy Review August 2012 Release

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

The August 2012 Monthly Energy Review (MER), EIA's primary report of recent energy statistics, was released on August 29, 2012.  Preliminary data on residential sector energy consumption indicate that for May 2012:

  • U.S. residential sector total energy consumption equaled 1.4 quadrillion Btu, which was virtually unchanged from May 2011.
  • Electricity retail sales and electrical system energy losses accounted for 78 percent of residential sector total energy consumption.
  • Natural gas accounted for 12 percent of residential sector total energy consumption, petroleum accounted for 6 percent, and renewable energy accounted for 4 percent.

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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