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This Week at EIA - 02/09/2012

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THIS WEEK AT EIA

(02/02/2012 - 02/09/2012)

This list provides a summary and links for every U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) product released this week.


REGULARLY SCHEDULED WEEKLY RELEASES:

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (2/6/2012)
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.

This Week in Petroleum (2/8/2012)
Provides analysis, data, and charts of the latest weekly petroleum supply and price data.

Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Data for Week Ending 2/3/2012 (2/8/2012)
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 (2/9/2012)
Contains weekly estimates of natural gas in underground storage for the United States and three regions of the United States.

Natural Gas Weekly Update (2/9/2012)
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 2/4/2012 (2/9/2012)
Contains an overview of U.S. weekly coal production.


OTHER RELEASES THIS WEEK:

U.S. natural gas inventories at end of winter heating season expected highest since 1983 (02/09/2012)
The amount of U.S. working natural gas in underground storage at the end of March 2012 is expected to be the highest since 1983 for the close of the month, the traditional end of the winter heating season. A combination of warmer-than-normal temperatures this winter that reduced gas heating demand and rising domestic gas production has contributed to high inventories.

Wholesale Market Data (02/09/2012)
This site contains spreadsheets with wholesale electricity price data from ICE (IntercontinentalExchange) through February 3, 2012 (latest website update: February 9, 2012). The files contain peak prices, volumes, and the number of transactions at five electricity trading hubs covering most regions of the United States.

Tight oil, Gulf of Mexico deepwater drive projected increases in U.S. crude oil production (02/08/2012)
EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2012 Early Release Reference case, providing updated projections for energy markets through 2035, projects increased domestic crude oil production driven by development of tight oil resources onshore and deepwater resources in the Gulf of Mexico.

Short-Term Energy Outlook (02/07/2012)
"EIA expects the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil to average about $100 per barrel in 2012, almost $6 per barrel higher than the average price last year. Based on recent futures and options data, the market believes there is about a one-in-fifteen chance that the average WTI price in June 2012 will exceed $125 per barrel, and about a one-in-fifty chance that it would exceed $140 per barrel.

PADD regions enable regional analysis of petroleum product supply and movements (02/07/2012)
The Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts (PADDs) are geographic aggregations of the 50 States and the District of Columbia into five districts. The PADDs help users of EIA's petroleum data assess regional petroleum product supplies. Considering the United States as five discrete areas, refinery production or inventories can be assessed on a regional basis.

Short Term Energy Outlook - Market Prices and Uncertainty Report (02/07/2012)
EIA expects the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil to average about $100 per barrel in 2012, almost $6 per barrel higher than the average price last year. Based on recent futures and options data, the market believes there is about a one-in-fifteen chance that the average WTI price in June 2012 will exceed $125 per barrel, and about a one-in-fifty chance that it would exceed $140 per barrel.

Renewable electricity generation in California includes variable and non-variable sources (02/06/2012)
Hourly electric power generation data illustrate the variability of wind and solar generation relative to the comparatively smooth output from other generation sources. The California ISO, which operates the electric power system for most of California, provides these hourly data for generation sources that are eligible renewable resources under California's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).

Most states have Renewable Portfolio Standards (02/03/2012)
Renewable portfolio standards (RPS) are policies designed to increase electricity generation from renewable resources, including wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass. While there is no National-level renewable portfolio standard, 30 States and the District of Columbia had enforceable renewable portfolio standards (RPS) or other mandated renewable capacity policies, as of January 2012. In addition, seven States had voluntary goals for renewable generation.

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.


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