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EIA Monthly Energy Review, November 2011


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Summary data on energy production, consumption, stocks, trade, and prices

The November 2011 Monthly Energy Review (MER), EIA's primary report of recent energy statistics, was released on November 23, 2011.  Preliminary data indicate that for August 2011:

  • The transportation sector accounted for 72 percent of total U.S. estimated petroleum consumption, which includes fuel ethanol, biodiesel, and other renewable fuels blended into petroleum.  Motor gasoline represented 62 percent of estimated petroleum consumption in the transportation sector, distillate fuel oil 23 percent, and jet fuel 12 percent.
  • The industrial sector accounted for 23 percent of total U.S. estimated petroleum consumption.  The residential sector accounted for 3 percent of estimated petroleum consumption.  Liquefied petroleum gases and distillate fuel oil accounted for 99 percent of estimated residential petroleum consumption.

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.

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