Monthly Energy Review May 2013 Release— May 28, 2013
Summary data on energy production, consumption, stocks, trade, prices, and emissions
The May 2013 Monthly Energy Review (MER), EIA's primary report of recent energy statistics, was released on May 28, 2013. Preliminary estimates indicate that for February 2013:
- U.S. primary energy production totaled 6.2 quadrillion Btu, a 2-percent decrease compared with February 2012.
- Fossil fuels accounted for 78 percent of primary energy production, renewable energy accounted for 11 percent of primary energy production, and nuclear electric power accounted for 10 percent of primary energy production.
- Compared with February 2012, U.S. crude oil production increased 11 percent, renewable energy production was essentially the same, dry natural gas production decreased 2 percent, and coal production decreased 11 percent.
During 2013, EIA will expand the MER to incorporate annual data as far back as 1949 in those data tables that are currently published in both the Annual Energy Review (AER) and the MER. This month, data for years prior to 1973 are incorporated into Energy Prices and Renewable Energy.
The MER provides monthly and annual data on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. See What’s New in the MER for a record of changes.