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Monthly Energy Review January 2011 Release - January 31, 2011


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MONTHLY ENERGY REVIEW JANUARY 2011 RELEASE - January 31, 2011

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

The January 2011 Monthly Energy Review (MER), EIA's primary report of recent energy statistics, was released on January 31, 2011.  Preliminary data indicate that in October 2010:

·            U.S. primary energy consumption totaled 8 quadrillion Btu, essentially the same as in October 2009.  Petroleum made up 40% of primary energy consumption, natural gas 22%, coal 20%, nuclear electric power 9%, and renewable energy 9%.


·            Compared with October 2009, petroleum consumption increased 1%, natural gas consumption decreased 1%, and U.S. coal consumption decreased 4%.


·            Compared with October 2009, total U.S. renewable energy consumption decreased less than 1%.  Wind energy consumption increased 17%, biomass energy consumption increased 3%, and conventional hydroelectric power consumption decreased 12%.

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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