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MONTHLY ENERGY REVIEW DECEMBER 2010 RELEASE - December 22, 2010

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MONTHLY ENERGY REVIEW DECEMBER 2010 RELEASE - December 22, 2010

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

The December 2010 Monthly Energy Review (MER), EIA's primary report of recent energy statistics, was released on December 22, 2010.  Preliminary data indicate that in the first 9 months of 2010:


·           U.S. primary energy production totaled 56 quadrillion Btu, a 2% increase compared with the first 9 months of 2009.  Fossil fuels accounted for 78% of primary energy production, nuclear electric power accounted for 11% of primary energy production, and renewable energy accounted for 11% of primary energy production.



·           Compared with the first 9 months of 2009, U.S. coal production decreased 1%, dry natural gas production increased 3%, and crude oil production increased 3%.



·           Compared with the first 9 months of 2009, U.S. renewable energy production increased 6%.  Wind energy production increased 27%, biomass energy production increased 10%, and hydroelectric power production decreased 5%.



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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