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This Week at EIA - 06/26/2014



(06/19/2014 - 06/26/2014)

This provides a summary and links for every U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) product released this week. You can sign up for many of these separately and receive instant notification of when the product was released at: http://www.eia.gov/tools/emailupdates/


Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (6/23/2014)
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 6/20/2014 (6/23/2014)
Contains information for the week and spot prices:

This Week in Petroleum (6/25/2014)
Provides analysis, data, and charts of the latest weekly petroleum supply and price data.

Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Data for Week Ending 6/20/2014 (6/25/2014)
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 (6/26/2014)
Contains weekly estimates of natural gas in underground storage for the United States and three regions of the United States.

Natural Gas Weekly Update (6/26/2014)
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 6/21/2014 (6/26/2014)
Contains an overview of U.S. weekly coal production.


Fuel economy standards drive down projected gasoline use; diesel use, product exports rise (06/26/2014)
In the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Outlook 2014 Reference case, more-stringent vehicle fuel economy standards contribute to a decline in motor gasoline consumption through 2040. At the same time, growth in heavy-duty vehicle miles traveled is greater than increasing heavy-duty vehicle fuel economy, contributing to rising diesel fuel demand.

Wholesale Market Data (06/26/2014)
Wholesale market data for natural gas and electric power are now available and updated through June 24, 2014. Data contain peak prices, volumes, and the number of transactions at eight selected ICE (IntercontinentalExchange) electricity trading hubs and eight corresponding natural gas hubs covering most regions of the United States.

India Country Analysis Brief (06/26/2014)
India was the fourth largest global energy consumer behind China, the United States, and Russia in 2011. Despite having notable fossil fuel resources, India has become increasingly dependent on energy imports to meet its growing demand.

The Availability and Price of Petroleum and Petroleum Products Produced in Countries Other Than Iran (06/26/2014)
The fifteenth in a series of reports required by section 1245 (d) (4) (A) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, which requires that, not later than 60 days from enactment and every 60 days thereafter, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) “submit to Congress a report on the availability and price of petroleum and petroleum products produced in countries other than Iran in the 60-day period preceding the submission of the report.”

Refinery Capacity Report (06/25/2014)
Data series include fuel, electricity, and steam purchased for consumption at the refinery; refinery receipts of crude oil by method of transportation; and current and projected atmospheric crude oil distillation, downstream charge, and production capacities. Respondents are operators of all operating and idle petroleum refineries (including new refineries under construction) and refineries shut down during the previous year, located in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and other U.S. possessions.

California continues to set daily records for utility-scale solar energy (06/25/2014)
On June 1, 2014, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) recorded a record midday hourly peak of 4,767 MWAC of utility generated solar electricity delivered into the California grid. With rapidly growing utility-scale solar capacity, CAISO has regularly recorded new hourly output records going back to 2010 when it first began publishing the daily data

Monthly Energy Review (06/25/2014)
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that, in March 2014, U.S. renewable energy consumption totaled 840 trillion Btu, which represented 10 percent of U.S. total primary energy consumption.

Fewer wind curtailments and negative power prices seen in Texas after major grid expansion (06/24/2014)
Curtailments of wind generation on the Texas electric grid have steadily dropped since 2011 as more than 3,500 miles of transmission lines have been built, largely as a result of the state's Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) program. Occurrences of wind-related negative real-time electricity prices have similarly declined as the CREZ transmission expansions have allowed wind power to flow to more electricity demand areas in the state.

Texas hits new peak wind output (06/23/2014)
At 8:48 p.m. on March 26, wind generation on the electric grid covering most of the state of Texas reached a new instantaneous peak output of 10,296 megawatts (MW). At that moment, wind supplied almost 29% of total electricity load, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the grid's operator. The average wind production in that hour was 10,120 MW. The new wind record surpassed two highs reached in the previous week, while the record prior to March was 9,674 MW set in May 2013.

Electric Power Monthly (06/23/2014)
Data in the June 2014 Electric Power Monthly (EPM ) are for April 2014, during which net generation in the United States decreased 0.4 percent from the April 2013 level. Consumption of coal for power generation decreased 3.5 percent compared to April 2013. The average retail price of electricity for April 2014 was up 3.5 percent from what it had been in April 2013.

Prime Supplier Report (06/23/2014)
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through April 2014 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.

Electricity Monthly Update (06/23/2014)
This issue contains data for April 2014 as well as a feature article on how commercial and industrial retail choice programs continued to grow in eight states.

Venezuela Country Analysis Brief (06/20/2014)
Venezuela remains one of the largest producers and exporters of petroleum and other liquids, including to the United States where it was the third largest exporter of crude oil in 2013.

NERC's Summer Reliability Assessment highlights regional electricity capacity margins (06/20/2014)
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC) recently released 2014 Summer Reliability Assessment finds all of North America to have enough resources to meet this summer's projected peak electricity demand.

2012 CBECS Preliminary Results (06/19/2014)
The preliminary results from the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) show that there were 5.6 million commercial buildings in the United States in 2012, comprising 87.4 billion square feet of floorspace.

Quarterly Coal Distribution Report – First Quarter 2014 (06/19/2014)
Provides detailed U.S. domestic coal distribution data for January – March 2014, excluding waste coal and imports, by coal origin, coal destination, mode of transportation, and consuming sector. Quarterly coal distribution data for all years are preliminary and will be superseded by the release of the corresponding “Annual Coal Distribution Report.”

June marks 50th anniversary of the first commercial liquefied natural gas tanker (06/19/2014)
The world's first purpose-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, the Methane Princess, entered service 50 years ago, in June 1964. Since then, the global LNG carrier fleet has grown to include 357 ships, with an average capacity of 150,000 cubic meters of LNG per ship (approximately 3,300 million cubic feet of natural gas), over five times larger than the capacity of the Methane Princess.

State Energy Profiles: New Data for Marchand April 2014, 2012, Revised Infrastructure Lists, and Updated Analytical Narratives (06/19/2014)
New monthly data are available for electricity, petroleum, andseries. New annual data are also available for 10 series covering consumption and expenditures.Three lists covering petroleum ports, crude oil pipelines, and natural gas liquids pipelines have been revised as well. In addition, analytical narratives have been updated for the five states in the Pacific Census division: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.

Sales of Fossil Fuels Produced from Federal and Indian Lands, FY 2003 through FY 2013 (06/19/2014)
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that total sales of fossil fuels from production1 on federal and Indian lands decreased by 7% during fiscal year 2013. The decrease in production on federal lands alone was also 7%. Sales from production on Indian lands, which account for less than 7% of total federal and Indian lands production, increased by 9%.

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