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This Week at EIA - 05/03/2012


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(04/26/2012 - 05/03/2012)

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


Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (4/30/2012)
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 4/27/2012 (4/30/2012)
Contains information for the week and spot prices:

This Week in Petroleum (5/2/2012)
Provides analysis, data, and charts of the latest weekly petroleum supply and price data.

Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Data for Week Ending 4/27/2012 (5/2/2012)
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 (5/3/2012)
Contains weekly estimates of natural gas in underground storage for the United States and three regions of the United States.

Natural Gas Weekly Update (5/3/2012)
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 4/28/2012 (5/3/2012)
Contains an overview of U.S. weekly coal production.


Renewable utility-scale electricity production differs by fuel among states (05/03/2012)
Generation of electricity from renewable sources has increased over the last decade, from 8% of total generation in the electric power sector in 2001 to 13% in 2011. However, there are significant differences among states in the type and amount of renewable energy used, due to variation in the level of development and the availability of renewable resources.

Wholesale Market Data (05/03/2012)
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 April 27, 2012.

Analysis of the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012 (05/02/2012)
Analyzes the impacts of proposed legislation to enact a Clean Energy Standard (CES), as proposed by Senator Bingaman. This policy would require covered electricity retailers to supply a specified share of their electricity sales from qualifying clean energy resources, including renewable energy and nuclear. Fossil fuels with low carbon intensity (carbon emissions per unit of generation) may also partially qualify as clean energy resources.

Historical Coal Imports and Exports Data (2002-2011) (05/02/2012)
Provides detailed historical coal imports and exports by year and quarter, country, and rank of coal for 2002 through 2011.

Electricity generation from non-hydro renewable sources varies by state (05/02/2012)
The states with the most non-hydro renewable generation in 2011 also tend to have significant generation from wind. In 2011, wind accounted for more than half of the non-hydro renewable generation in nine of the top ten states. Although non-hydro renewable generation grew substantially in most states over the previous decade, hydro generation still accounted for over 60% of total renewable generation in 2011. While solar is an important component of distributed generation, state-level solar estimates for utility-scale generation are not yet available for all 50 states.

Uranium Marketing Annual Report (05/02/2012)
Statistical data update for 2011 on uranium marketing activities in the United States.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly (05/01/2012)
Monthly sales data for February 2012 show crude oil prices rose firmly in all categories of sales, while refiner prices for finished petroleum products registered significant increases from January levels. Data covering prime supplier sales of finished petroleum products sold for local consumption show an increase in gasoline sales at the U.S. level while sales of distillates and other products show month-on-month declines.

Caribbean Country Analysis Brief (05/01/2012)
The Caribbean has several export-oriented oil refineries and storage centers, geared mainly towards the U.S. market. However, two major refineries were recently closed after experiencing losses due to changes in global demand and competition from new refineries elsewhere.

Wholesale electricity prices spike in Texas (05/01/2012)
Warmer-than-normal temperatures across Texas drove the hourly, day-ahead wholesale electricity prices between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on April 26 and 27 above $500 per megawatthour (MWh) in ERCOT, the electric system operator for most of Texas. Very high prices for just part of an upcoming day, especially during "super peaks", can yield high average prices for the entire on-peak period. Prices for on-peak power in ERCOT were about four times higher than most other major power markets during that week.

Peru Country Analysis Brief (05/01/2012)
Peru is currently a net oil importer and a natural gas exporter, but rising exploration and development may lead to increased production and exports of both oil and gas in the next few years. Despite a decline in crude oil production, Peru’s total oil liquids output has increased in recent years as a result of the rising production of natural gas liquids. Peru is self-sufficient in natural gas and began exporting LNG in 2010.

Access to alternative transportation fuel stations varies across the lower 48 states (04/30/2012)
Although gasoline remains by far the dominant transportation fuel, a variety of alternative fuels are currently in use, primarily by government and private fleets. These fuels include electricity, propane, higher ethanol-gasoline blends (E85), hydrogen, and natural gas. In aggregate, there are currently about 10,000 alternative fuel stations in the United States, compared to approximately 160,000 gasoline stations in the country.

Natural Gas Monthly (04/30/2012)
The April Natural Gas Monthly, with data through February 2012, is now available. Reflective of warmer than normal weather, residential deliveries of natural gas in February 2012 of 668 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 23 Bcf/day, were the lowest daily levels on record for February since 1990. Commercial deliveries of 391 Bcf, or 13.5 Bcf/day, were at their lowest daily level for February since 1992.

Oil and Gas Field Code Master List (04/30/2012)
Comprehensive listing of U.S. oil and gas field names.

Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report (04/30/2012)
Monthly natural gas gross withdrawals estimated from data collected on Form EIA-914 (Monthly Natural Gas Production Report) for Federal Offshore Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming, Other States and Lower 48 States. Alaska data are from the State of Alaska and included to obtain a U.S. Total.

Electric Power Monthly (04/30/2012)
Data are for February 2012, during which net generation in the United States fell 1.0 percent from the February 2011 level. Consumption of coal for power generation fell 14.6 percent compared to February 2011. The average retail price of electricity for January 2012 was 9.64 cents per kilowatthour, the same as it had been in February 2011.

Electricity Monthly Update (04/30/2012)
This issue contains data for February 2012 as well as a feature article on the participation levels in retail electric choice programs among different customer classes by State.

Top 5 producing states' combined marketed natural gas output rose in 2011 (04/27/2012)
Combined marketed natural gas production from the top five natural gas producing states—Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Colorado—increased by about 7.5% in 2011, although their share of total U.S. natural gas output fell slightly to about 65%.

Company Level Imports (04/27/2012)
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report.

The Availability and Price of Petroleum and Petroleum Products Produced in Countries Other Than Iran (04/27/2012)
This is the second in a series of reports prepared in fulfillment of Section 1245(d)(4)(A) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 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.”

Monthly Energy Review (04/27/2012)
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that in January 2012, U.S. primary energy production totaled 6.9 quadrillion Btu, a 5-percent increase from January 2011.

How dependent are we on foreign oil? (04/27/2012)
The United States imported about 45% of the petroleum (crude oil and petroleum products) that we consumed during 2011. Just over half of these imports came from the Western Hemisphere. Our dependence on foreign petroleum has declined since peaking in 2005.

Petroleum Supply Monthly (04/27/2012)
Supply and disposition of crude oil and petroleum products on a national and regional level. The data series describe production, imports and exports, movements and inventories.

Appendix C, consisting of a table showing Impact of Revisions on Major Series, is included with the latest release of the Petroleum Supply Monthly (PSM). Appendix C will now be a regular part of the PSM.

The table contains information on revisions to published statistics. It shows the published value in the PSM, the revised value, and the difference for the major product series. Except for crude oil field production and adjustments, the official published petroleum supply statistics are not changed to reflect revisions until publication of the Petroleum Supply Annual (PSA).

This table is provided as a service to analysts who need to know the latest available statistics. It should be used with caution because revisions to published data can change from month to month. In some cases, the pattern of revisions during the year is a poor indicator of final statistics that will be published in the PSA.

U.S. summer gasoline demand expected to be at 11-year low (04/26/2012)
U.S. gasoline demand this summer is expected to be the lowest in 11 years, while the average summer fuel price is forecast to be at a record level. High prices at the pump—mostly a result of global crude oil prices—and the use of more efficient vehicles both encourage reduced gasoline consumption.

State Nuclear Profiles (04/26/2012)
Presents a summary of current and recent historical data for the nuclear power industry. The data focuses on net summer capacity and net generation for each state, as well as plant specific information for 2010.


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