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This Week at EIA - 12/23/2010


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THIS WEEK AT EIA - Volume 12, Issue 16 (12/16/2010 - 12/23/2010)
REGULARLY SCHEDULED WEEKLY RELEASES: Weekly Retail Gasoline Prices (12/20/2010)
Presents average retail gasoline prices at the national and regional levels, and for selected cities and States, based on an EIA survey conducted each Monday of approximately 900 retail outlets.

Weekly Highway Diesel Prices (12/20/2010)
Contains a 53-week history of weekly retail on-highway diesel fuel prices for the U.S., 8 regions, and the State of California.

The Coal News and Markets Report for week ended 12/17/2010 (12/20/2010)
Contains information for the week and spot prices:

This Week in Petroleum (12/22/2010)
Provides analysis, data, and charts of the latest weekly petroleum supply and price data.

Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Data for Week Ending 12/17/2010 (12/22/2010)
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 (12/23/2010)
Contains weekly estimates of natural gas in underground storage for the United States and three regions of the United States.

Natural Gas Weekly Update (12/23/2010)
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 12/18/2010 (12/23/2010)
Contains an overview of U.S. weekly coal production.

OTHER RELEASES THIS WEEK: Monthly Energy Review (12/22/2010)
Preliminary data show that U.S. primary energy production rose by 2% in the first 9 months of 2010 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. For more information, see the Monthly Energy Review, which provides EIA's most comprehensive look at recent integrated energy statistics, including: 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 Monthly Energy Review for a record of changes.

Monthly Flash Estimate (MFE) (12/21/2010)
The December issue of the Monthly Flash Estimate (MFE) of Electric Power Data is available on EIA's Electricity page. This issue provides early highlights of October 2010 electricity data and also includes Average Number of Days Burn of Non-Lignite Coal which is a new data item published in this December issue. This new data has been added to the report in both tabular and graphic format.

Electric Power Monthly (12/17/2010)
The latest EPM issue (December 2010) is now available on EIA's http://www.eia.doe.gov/fuelelectric.html. Data are for September 2010, during which net generation in the United States rose by 5.4 percent from September 2009. Consumption of coal for power generation rose 7.7 percent compared to September 2009. The average retail price of electricity for September 2010 was 10.24 cents per kilowatthour (kWh), 2.0 percent lower than August 2010 when the average retail price was 10.45 cents per kWh, but 1.3 percent higher than September 2009, when the price was 10.11 cents per kWh. Historical copies of the EPM tables in Excel format are located at: http://www.eia.gov/cneaf/electricity/epm/epm_ex_bkis.html

What is shale gas and why is it important? (12/16/2010)
Energy in Brief article on the production of natural gas from shale formations.

Wholesale Market Data (12/16/2010)
This site contains spreadsheets with wholesale electricity price data from ICE (IntercontinentalExchange) through December 10, 2010 (latest web site update: December 16, 2010). The files contain peak prices, volumes, and the number of transactions at six electricity trading hubs covering most regions of the United States.

Annual Energy Outlook 2011 Early Release (12/16/2010)
The AEO2011 presents long-term projections of energy supply, demand, and prices through 2035 based on results from EIA's National Energy Modeling System (NEMS). The AEO2011 Early Release Overview is the first document released as part of AEO2011. This release only includes the Reference case. The full publication, including many additional cases and a complete discussion of the projection results and energy market issues, will be released in March 2011.


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