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Last Week at EIA - 05/18/2012


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(05/10/2012 - 05/18/2012)

A summary and links for every U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) product released lastr week.


Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (5/14/2012)
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 5/11/2012 (5/14/2012)
Contains information for the week and spot prices:

This Week in Petroleum (5/16/2012)
Provides analysis, data, and charts of the latest weekly petroleum supply and price data.

Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Data for Week Ending 5/11/2012 (5/16/2012)
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 (5/17/2012)
Contains weekly estimates of natural gas in underground storage for the United States and three regions of the United States.

Natural Gas Weekly Update (5/17/2012)
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 5/12/2012 (5/17/2012)
Contains an overview of U.S. weekly coal production.


Global generation capacity for nuclear power has grown to over 346 gigawatts since 1955 (05/17/2012)
Nuclear generating capacity additions began in the 1950s and now top 346 gigawatts worldwide. The first nuclear reactor to produce electricity was a very small U.S. experimental reactor in 1951. Currently, 30 countries have nuclear power programs.

Wholesale Market Data (05/17/2012)
Spreadsheets contain peak prices, volumes, and the number of transactions at ten electricity trading hubs covering most regions of the United States. Data from ICE (IntercontinentalExchange) through May 11, 2012.

Natural gas consumption reflects shifting sectoral patterns (05/16/2012)
U.S. natural gas consumption since 1997 reflects shifting patterns. Total U.S. natural gas consumption rose 7% between 1997 and 2011, but this modest growth masks bigger changes in individual sectors. Electric power is now the largest natural gas consuming sector and it shows perhaps the greatest sensitivity to price changes.

Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly (05/16/2012)
First quarter 2012 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

Participation in electric net-metering programs increased sharply in recent years (05/15/2012)
Electricity consumers are participating in net-metering programs in growing numbers. When individuals or businesses install small, typically renewable, onsite generators (such as a rooftop solar system), they can usually enter into a net-metering agreement with their utility. Between 2003 and 2010, the average annual growth in customer participation was 56%, with a 61% increase between 2009 and 2010. While participation is increasing, electric customers with net-metering represented only 0.1% of all customers in 2010.

State electric retail choice programs are popular with commercial and industrial customers (05/14/2012)
Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have adopted electric retail choice programs that allow end-use customers to buy electricity from competitive retail suppliers. While residential customer participation rates are low in almost all of these states, a majority of commercial customers have signed up with competitive suppliers in 9 states and a majority of industrial customers have signed up in 12 states.

State Energy Data System: Noncombustible Renewable Energy Through 2010 (05/11/2012)
Annual State-level estimates of consumption for hydroelectric power, as well as wind, geothermal, and solar energy.

EIA provides new information on planned natural gas pipelines and storage facilities (05/11/2012)
On May 10, 2012, EIA published new information on planned additions to natural gas pipeline capacity and natural gas storage facilities. EIA is planning to update this information quarterly.

OPEC Revenues Fact Sheet (05/10/2012)
Based on projections from the EIA May 2012 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) could earn an estimated $1,154 billion of net oil export revenues in 2012 and $1,117 billion in 2013.

Over the past decade, lighting became more efficient across all sectors (05/10/2012)
The Department of Energy (DOE) recently released a study of the 2010 lighting market, finding that lighting across all sectors became more energy efficient since their study of the 2001 lighting market. The residential sector, which accounted for 25% of total lighting energy consumption in 2010, remained the least energy efficient of the sectors, primarily due to the use of incandescent lamps.


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