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This Week at EIA - 08/02/2012


(07/26/2012 - 08/02/2012)

Summary and links for every U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) product released this week.


Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (7/30/2012)
Presents average weekly retail on-highway diesel fuel prices for the U.S., 8 regions, and the State of California and average weekly retail gasoline prices at the national and regional levels, and for selected cities and States.

The Coal News and Markets Report for week ended 7/27/2012 (7/30/2012)
Contains information for the week and spot prices:

This Week in Petroleum (8/1/2012)
Provides analysis, data, and charts of the latest weekly petroleum supply and price data.

Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Data for Week Ending 7/27/2012 (8/1/2012)
Contains timely information on supply and selected prices of crude oil and principal petroleum products in the context of historical data and forecasts.

Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (8/2/2012)
Contains weekly estimates of natural gas in underground storage for the United States and three regions of the United States.

Natural Gas Weekly Update (8/2/2012)
Contains weekly updates of natural gas market prices, latest storage level estimates, recent lower 48 NOAA weather data, and other market activity or events.

Coal Production for Week Ended 7/28/2012 (8/2/2012)
Contains an overview of U.S. weekly coal production.


Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly (08/02/2012)
Second quarter 2012 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

Assumptions to Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (08/02/2012)
This report presents the major assumptions of the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) used to generate the projections in the Annual Energy Outlook 2012, including general features of the model structure, assumptions concerning energy markets, and the key input data and parameters that are the most significant in formulating the model results.

U.S. proved reserves increased sharply in 2010 (08/02/2012)
Proved reserves of both oil and natural gas in 2010 rose by the highest amounts ever recorded in the 35 years EIA has been publishing proved reserves estimates.

U.S. Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Natural Gas Liquids Proved Reserves, 2010 (08/01/2012)
Report released showing U.S. proved crude oil and natural gas reserves achieved record annual volumetric increases in 2010. Crude oil proved reserves increased by 13 percent, the highest volume of proved reserves since 1991. Natural gas proved reserves increased by 12 percent to 300 trillion cubic feet for the first time.

U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions in early 2012 lowest since 1992 (08/01/2012)
U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions resulting from energy use during the first quarter of 2012 were the lowest in two decades for any January-March period. Normally, CO2 emissions during the year are highest in the first quarter because of strong demand for heat produced by fossil fuels. However, CO2 emissions during January-March 2012 were low due to a combination of the warm winter that reduced heating demand, a sharp decline in the amount of total electricity generated from burning coal, and lower gasoline use.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly (08/01/2012)
Monthly sales data show crude oil prices declined considerably during May, as did finished petroleum products prices in most U.S. regional markets. Prime Supplier sales data show consumption of gasoline and diesel fuel were on the rise in May.

Natural Gas Monthly (07/31/2012)
The July Natural Gas Monthly, featuring data for May 2012, has been released. Total consumption of natural gas for May 2012, 1,850 Billion cubic feet (Bcf), set a new record for May. This is an increase of 11 percent over the previous May record set in 2011. Deliveries of natural gas to the electric power sector of 819 Bcf drove the trend, reflecting continued displacement of coal with natural gas. Dry production for May stayed relatively stable at 2,028 Bcf, or 65.4 Bcf per day.

Projected retirements of coal-fired generators (07/31/2012)
Current trends in the electric power market put many coal-fired generators in the United States at risk for retirement. In the Annual Energy Outlook 2012 Reference case, 49 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity are retired through 2020, representing roughly one-sixth of the existing coal capacity in the U.S. and less than 5% of total electricity generation nationwide.

Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report (07/31/2012)
Monthly natural gas gross withdrawals estimated from data collected on Form EIA-914 (Monthly Natural Gas Production Report) for Federal Offshore Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming, Other States and Lower 48 States. Alaska data are from the State of Alaska and included to obtain a U.S. Total.

Fuel used in electricity generation is projected to shift over the next 25 years (07/30/2012)
While coal is projected to retain the largest share of the electricity generation mix through 2035, analyses included in the Annual Energy Outlook anticipate its share declining as more generation comes from natural gas and renewable technologies. Coal's role as the preeminent source of electricity generation in the United States has lessened in recent years, declining from 49% of total electricity generation in 2007 to 42% in 2011.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report (07/30/2012)
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for May 2012. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Company Level Imports (07/30/2012)
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

Petroleum Supply Monthly (07/30/2012)
Supply and disposition of crude oil and petroleum products on a national and regional level. The data series describe production, imports and exports, movements and inventories.

EIA Includes Biodiesel Production in Distillate Fuel Oil Demand Calculation
U.S. and regional petroleum supply and disposition balances reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in the Petroleum Supply Monthly (PSM) included biodiesel production data for the first time in May 2012. In addition, previously published PSM data for January-April 2012 were revised to include biodiesel production. Similar revisions will be reported for 2011 when the Petroleum Supply Annual is released at the end of August 2012. Biodiesel production data in the PSM allow EIA to more completely account for biodiesel when calculating demand (measured as product supplied) for distillate fuel oil. Biodiesel production and other biodiesel data are included on the line called "Renewable Fuels Except Fuel Ethanol" in PSM supply and disposition tables. See Appendix B "Detailed Statistics Explanatory Notes" for additional information and details.

27 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity to retire over next five years (07/27/2012)
Plant owners and operators report to EIA that they expect to retire almost 27 gigawatts (GW) of capacity from 175 coal-fired generators between 2012 and 2016.

Monthly Energy Review (07/27/2012)
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that, in April 2012, primary energy consumption in the U.S. electric power sector equaled 2.8 quadrillion Btu, a 5-percent decrease from April 2011.

Electricity Wholesale Market Data (07/26/2012)
Spreadsheets contain peak prices, volumes, and the number of transactions at ten electricity trading hubs covering most regions of the United States. Data from ICE (IntercontinentalExchange) through July 20, 2012.

State Energy Profiles: Quick Facts Updated (07/26/2012)
State and Territory Energy Profiles have each been updated with five new bulleted Quick Facts. Most Quick Facts have been updated to data year 2011, and they also now reflect the recently released 2010 estimates from the State Energy Data System. In addition, the Quick Facts feature a broader coverage of electricity generation.

Rail deliveries of oil and petroleum products up 38% in first half of 2012 (07/26/2012)
Railroads are playing a more important role in transporting U.S. crude oil to refineries, especially oil production from North Dakota's Bakken formation where there is limited pipeline infrastructure to move supplies. The amount of crude oil and petroleum products transported by U.S. railways during the first half of 2012 increased 38% from the same period in 2011, according to industry data.

Electric Power Monthly (07/26/2012)
Data are for May 2012, during which net generation in the United States rose 4.0 percent from the May 2011 level. Consumption of coal for power generation fell 14.4 percent compared to May 2011. The average retail price of electricity for May 2012 was 9.7 cents per kilowatthour, down 1.7 percent from where it had been in May 2011.

Electricity Monthly Update (07/26/2012)
The latest issue contains May 2012 data. Net generation increased in all regions compared to last year as the continental United States experienced its second warmest May on record. Coal stocks decreased slightly from the previous month, which marked the first time in nine months that coal stocks did not increase from the previous month. Wholesale electricity prices remained below $43/MWh for most of the month and at or near the bottom of the annual range. This issue also contains a feature article on coal-fired capacity retirements over the next five years.


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