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THIS WEEK AT EIA, Feb. 2, 2012


(01/26/2012 - 02/02/2012)


Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (1/30/2012)
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 1/27/2012 (1/30/2012)
Contains information for the week and spot prices:

This Week in Petroleum (2/1/2012)
Provides analysis, data, and charts of the latest weekly petroleum supply and price data.

Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Data for Week Ending 1/27/2012 (2/1/2012)
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 (2/2/2012)
Contains weekly estimates of natural gas in underground storage for the United States and three regions of the United States.

Natural Gas Weekly Update (2/2/2012)
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 1/28/2012 (2/2/2012)
Contains an overview of U.S. weekly coal production.


Emissions allowance prices for SO2 and NOX remained low in 2011 (02/02/2012)
Emissions allowances are a component of policy tools used to reduce emissions of air pollutants such as SO2 or NOX. Such programs cap the total level of emissions, typically for a geographic area, without setting plant-by-plant limits. The prices of annual sulfur dioxide (SO2) and summer seasonal nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions allowances from the EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) and the NOX Budget Trading Program (NBP) have fallen dramatically in recent years.

Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly (02/02/2012)
Fourth quarter 2011 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly (02/01/2012)
Crude oil and refiner No. 2 distillates prices rose appreciably in November, while refiner prices for gasoline continued to decline. Data covering prime supplier sales of finished petroleum products for local consumption show gasoline sales were flat in November, while distillate sales increased slightly.

Natural gas spot prices near 10-year lows amid warm weather and robust supplies (02/01/2012)
Natural gas prices have continued their downward trend this winter as a result of warmer—than—normal temperatures, ample natural gas in storage, and growing production.

Global natural gas production doubled between 1980 and 2010 (01/31/2012)
Global dry natural gas production increased 110% between 1980 and 2010, from 53 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) in 1980 to 112 Tcf in 2010. The combined share of North America and the Former Soviet Union-the top two producing regions during the time period-fell from 72% in 1980 to 49% in 2010. While all regions increased natural gas production between 1980 and 2010, the Middle East grew most rapidly, increasing more than eleven-fold.

Company Level Imports (01/30/2012)
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

Solar Photovoltaic Cell/Module Module Shipments Report 2010 (01/30/2012)
Despite a sluggish U.S. economy in 2010, the U.S. photovoltaic (PV) industry saw strong growth. Total shipments of PV modules in 2010 more than doubled compared to total module shipments in 2009, rising from nearly 1.2 peak gigawatts to more than 2.6 peak gigawatts.

Natural Gas Monthly (01/30/2012)
The January issue of the NGM, featuring data through November 2011, has been released. The preliminary estimate of net imports of natural gas in the United States totaled 119 billion cubic feet (Bcf) for November, the lowest level since August 1991. This was caused by a significant increase in exports and a similar decrease in imports. Exports totaled approximately 128 Bcf, a 31 percent increase from October's volume. Imports totaled about 246 Bcf, a 7 percent decrease from October's volume and the lowest level since June 1998. Total exports now include volumes exported to Chile using LNG vessels, in addition to the countries previously reported.

Renewable Energy Annual 2009 (01/30/2012)
The Renewable Energy Annual (2009), presents five chapters covering various aspects of the renewable energy marketplace, along with detailed data tables and graphics. Particular focus is given to renewable energy trends in consumption and electricity; manufacturing activities of solar thermal collectors, solar photovoltaic cells/modules, and geothermal heat pumps; and green pricing and net metering programs.

DOE provides detailed offshore wind resource maps (01/30/2012)
Wind Powering America (a DOE initiative) publishes a series maps showing the potential to generate electricity from offshore wind resources in the United States. Factors other than wind resource availability, including the future availability of subsidies for wind generation, the cost of natural gas and other competing technologies, and issues surrounding the allocation of costs for transmission projects that could connect wind-rich regions with major load centers, will likely play a dominant role in determining the future use of wind power.

Electric Power Monthly (01/30/2012)
The latest Electric Power Monthly (EPM) is now available. This is the second January issue. The first contained October 2011 data. The data in the current issue are for November 2011, during which net generation in the United States decreased 0.6 percent from the November 2010 level. Consumption of coal for power generation fell 8.2 percent compared to November 2010. The average retail price of electricity for November 2011 was 9.67 cents per kilowatthour, 1.3 percent higher than November 2010, when the price was 9.55 cents per kWh.

Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report (01/30/2012)
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.

Petroleum Supply Monthly (01/30/2012)
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.

Electricity Monthly Update (01/30/2012)
The Electricity Monthly Update introduces a new EIA product that replaces the Monthly Flash Estimates for Electric Power Data. This release contains data for November 2011 with new feature stories, enhanced and interactive graphics, a new presentation flow, and new electricity industry data sources.

State Electricity Profiles updated for 2010 data (01/30/2012)
The annual report contains data tables describing the electricity industry in each State. Data include generating capability, electricity generation, fuel use and prices, retail sales, emissions, and net interstate transfers of electricity.

Monthly Energy Review (01/27/2012)
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that in October 2011, U.S. natural gas consumption totaled 1.8 quadrillion Btu, which represented 23 percent of U.S. total primary energy consumption.

New Northeast natural gas pipeline capacity comes on-line (01/27/2012)
Four interstate natural gas pipeline projects in the Northeast U.S. began commercial service in 2011, adding nearly 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of capacity (see map) and over 181 miles of new pipe. The new projects are already having a significant impact on prices received by natural gas producers in the region by providing improved access to major demand centers.

Domestic supply of liquid fuels projected to increase, resulting in fewer imports (01/26/2012)
U.S. dependence on imported liquids declines through 2035 in the 2012 Annual Energy Outlook Reference case projection, primarily as a result of growth in domestic oil production, an increase in biofuels use, and slower growth in consumption of transportation fuels. In this projection, net petroleum imports as a share of total U.S. liquid fuels supplied drop from 49% in 2010 to 36% in 2035.

Wholesale Market Data (01/26/2012)
This site contains spreadsheets with wholesale electricity price data from ICE (IntercontinentalExchange) through January 20, 2012 (latest website update: January 26, 2012). The files contain peak prices, volumes, and the number of transactions at five electricity trading hubs covering most regions of the United States.


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