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LAST WEEK AT EIA (01/13/2012 - 01/20/2012)



Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (1/17/2012)
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 1/13/2012 (1/17/2012)
Contains information for the week and spot prices:

This Week in Petroleum (1/19/2012)
Provides analysis, data, and charts of the latest weekly petroleum supply and price data.

Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Data for Week Ending 1/13/2012 (1/19/2012)
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 (1/19/2012)
Contains weekly estimates of natural gas in underground storage for the United States and three regions of the United States.

Natural Gas Weekly Update (1/19/2012)
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 1/14/2012 (1/19/2012)
Contains an overview of U.S. weekly coal production.


State Energy Data System: Lubricants Through 2010 (01/20/2012)
Annual State-level estimates of lubricant consumption, prices, and expenditures.

Arctic oil and natural gas resources (01/20/2012)
Despite the size of the Arctic's potential oil and natural gas resources, consideration of these resources as commercially viable is relatively recent due to the difficulties and costs associated with Arctic exploration and production.

DOE provides detailed onshore wind resource map (01/19/2012)
Wind Powering America (a DOE initiative) publishes an onshore wind resource map for the United States, at 80 meters above ground and with resolution down to 2.5 meters. This map was updated in March 2010, the first comprehensive update of U.S. wind energy potential since 1993. 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 siting and allocation of costs for transmission projects that could connect wind-rich regions with major load centers where there is strong electricity demand, will likely play a dominant role in determining the future use of wind power.

Uzbekistan Country Analysis Brief (01/19/2012)
Uzbekistan holds sizeable hydrocarbon reserves but face a myriad of challenges to increase and export production. The country lacks sufficient foreign investment, is highly energy-intensive, and inadequate transportation infrastructure to ship oil and gas to other markets.

Effect of Increased Natural Gas Exports on Domestic Energy Markets (01/19/2012)
This report responds to an August 2011 request from the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy (DOE/FE) for an analysis of "the impact of increased domestic natural gas demand, as exports." Specifically, DOE/FE asked the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) to assess how specified scenarios of increased natural gas exports could affect domestic energy markets, focusing on consumption, production, and prices.

Electric Power Monthly (EPM) (01/18/2012)
The latest Electric Power Monthly (EPM) issue (January 2012) is now available. Data are for October 2011, during which net generation in the United States increased 0.4 percent from the October 2010 level. Consumption of coal for power generation fell 2.0 percent compared to October 2010. The average retail price of electricity for October 2011 was 9.90 cents per kilowatthour, 0.9 percent higher than October 2010, when the price was 9.81 cents per kWh.

Gabon Country Analysis Brief (01/18/2012)
Oil production in Gabon has gradually declined by one-third since its peak in 1997. Although, new output from small fields are currently mitigating declines, the country hopes that pre-salt deepwater prospects will revive output in the future.

Liquefied natural gas meets a quarter of New England's average natural gas needs (01/18/2012)
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) has met over 25% of New England's average daily natural gas demand since November 2010. Four LNG regasification facilities can provide LNG to New England—Canaport, Everett, Neptune, and Northeast Gateway. Most of New England's LNG deliveries come from the Canaport terminal in New Brunswick, Canada and the Everett terminal in Boston.

Distillate yields at U.S. refineries are rising (01/17/2012)
In October 2011, the refinery yield of distillate fuels (a category that includes diesel fuel and heating oil) reached 29.7%, matching the previous record set in December 2008. For all major products, only the distillate yield is higher now than in October 2001.

2011 Brief: U.S. average gasoline and diesel prices over $3 per gallon throughout 2011 (01/13/2012)
The average price U.S. drivers paid for gasoline and diesel during 2011 never fell below $3 per gallon, marking the first time the national pump price for both transportation fuels topped $3 per gallon throughout a calendar year. At the same time, the difference between the prices of gasoline and diesel reached its widest level on record due mostly to stronger diesel demand.


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