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Last Week at EIA - 01/26/2012



(01/19/2012 - 01/26/2012)


Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (1/23/2012)
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 1/20/2012 (1/23/2012)
Contains information for the week and spot prices:

This Week in Petroleum (1/25/2012)
Provides analysis, data, and charts of the latest weekly petroleum supply and price data.

Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Data for Week Ending 1/20/2012 (1/25/2012)
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 (1/26/2012)
Contains weekly estimates of natural gas in underground storage for the United States and three regions of the United States.

Natural Gas Weekly Update (1/26/2012)
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 1/21/2012 (1/26/2012)
Contains an overview of U.S. weekly coal production.


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.

From 1980 to 2010, most regions contributed to growth in global crude oil production (01/25/2012)
Global crude oil and lease condensate production increased 24%, or over 14 million barrels per day, between 1980 and 2010. Although the Middle East was the largest regional producer and grew by 23% over that period, the region's share of global crude oil production was at 31% in both 1980 and 2010.

Turkmenistan Country Analysis Brief (01/25/2012)
Turkmenistan has vast hydrocarbon resources, particularly natural gas, but insufficient transmission infrastructure to export markets and limited foreign investment are obstacles to monetizing the reserves. The country is seeking to expand its export markets as well increase oil and gas production.

Prime Supplier Report (01/24/2012)
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through November 2011 on Form EIA—782C, "Monthly Report of Prime Supplier Sales of Petroleum Products Sold for Local Consumption." These data measure primary petroleum product deliveries into the States where they are locally marketed and consumed.

U.S. energy use projected to grow slowly and become less carbon-intensive (01/24/2012)
Both energy consumption and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions fell during the recent economic recession. Projections contained in the Early Release Reference case of the Annual Energy Outlook 2012 show the United States' primary energy consumption only exceeding its pre-recession peak early in the next decade. However, due to the shift towards less carbon-intensive fuels, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with U.S. energy consumption are not projected to exceed their 2007 peak by the end of the projection in 2035.

EIA issues AEO2012 Early Release (01/23/2012)
Today, EIA issued the 2012 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO2012) Early Release Reference case, which provides updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2035. In addition to a press release and tables that summarize the new projection, an Overview report is provided that addresses key findings and major changes in assumptions and results from the previous year's projection. The Early Release Overview specifically highlights the Reference case, which assumes no changes in current laws and regulations. The complete AEO2012 will be released this spring.

AEO2012 Early Release Overview (01/23/2012)
The Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (AEO2012) Reference case released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) presents updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2035. The Reference case projections include only the effects of policies that have been implemented in law or final regulations.

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.


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