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Last Week at EIA - 11/17/2011



(11/10/2011 - 11/17/2011)


Weekly Retail Gasoline Prices (11/14/2011)
Presents average retail gasoline prices at the national and regional levels, and for selected cities and States, based on an EIA survey conducted each Monday of approximately 900 retail outlets.

Weekly Highway Diesel Prices (11/14/2011)
Contains a 53-week history of weekly retail on-highway diesel fuel prices for the U.S., 8 regions, and the State of California.

The Coal News and Markets Report for week ended 11/11/2011 (11/14/2011)
Contains information for the week and spot prices:

This Week in Petroleum (11/16/2011)
Provides analysis, data, and charts of the latest weekly petroleum supply and price data.

Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Data for Week Ending 11/11/2011 (11/16/2011)
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 (11/17/2011)
Contains weekly estimates of natural gas in underground storage for the United States and three regions of the United States.

Natural Gas Weekly Update (11/17/2011)
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 11/12/2011 (11/17/2011)
Contains an overview of U.S. weekly coal production.


Wholesale Market Data (11/17/2011)
These spreadsheets contain wholesale electricity price data from ICE (IntercontinentalExchange) through November 11, 2011 (latest website update: November 17, 2011). The files contain peak prices, volumes, and the number of transactions at six electricity trading hubs covering most regions of the United States.

Quarterly Coal Distribution Report (11/17/2011)
Provides detailed U.S. domestic coal distribution data for April - June 2011 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 Quarterly coal distribution data for all years are preliminary and will be superseded by the release of the corresponding Annual Coal Distribution Report.

Over half the cooling systems at U.S. electric power plants reuse water (11/17/2011)
Electric power plants account for nearly half of the water withdrawn every day in the United States. Much of those withdrawals come from plants with once-through cooling systems. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued proposed standards for cooling systems at power plants.

Quarterly Coal Report (QCR) - 2nd Quarter 2011 (11/16/2011)
Provides detailed quarterly coal data for April-June 2011 and aggregated quarterly historical coal data for 2005 through 2nd Quarter 2011. This report now includes data on co-firing fuels and carbon capture equipment from the Form EIA-3 survey and the heat content of coal from the Form EIA-5 survey. Both forms will collect data on coal origin by MSHA ID, mercury content, and commodity cost. Beginning with 2nd Quarter 2011, data on co-firing fuels and carbon capture equipment will be included from the EIA-3 survey. Form EIA-5 data will include the heat content of coal. All data for 2010 and prior years are final. All data for 2011 are preliminary.

Electric Power Monthly (11/16/2011)
The latest Electric Power Monthly (EPM) issue (November 2011) is now available on EIA's Electricity page. Data are for August 2011, during which net generation in the United States fell 0.6 percent from the August 2010 level. Consumption of coal for power generation fell 2.7 percent compared to August 2010. The average retail price of electricity for August 2011 was 10.59 cents per kilowatthour, 1.3 percent higher than August 2010, when the price was 10.45 cents per kWh.

Rail delivery of crude oil and petroleum products rising (11/16/2011)
More U.S. crude oil is being shipped by rail, especially from North Dakota where a lack of pipelines has companies relying on tank cars to bring the state's soaring oil production to market. Pipelines remain the most popular transport option, carrying about two-thirds of U.S. oil and petroleum products, but rail is on the rise.

2010 Electric Sales, Revenue, and Average Price Data (11/15/2011)
This site contains spreadsheets with retail electricity sales and revenue data from the 2010 Form EIA-861. The files contain electricity sales, revenue and average price data by census division, state, sector and reporting entity, as well as average monthly bill data by sector, census division and state.

Pennsylvania's use of natural gas for power generation has grown rapidly (11/15/2011)
The amount of natural gas—fired electric generation in Pennsylvania has increased steadily in the past decade, with annual electricity generation from natural gas increasing more than tenfold between 2001 and 2010.

Strong finish to 2011 natural gas storage injection season on Oct. 31 (11/14/2011)
Working natural gas inventories as of October 31 were 3,810 billion cubic feet (Bcf), following exceptionally large storage builds at the end of the 2011 injection season. From September 1 through October 31, net injections into underground storage facilities totaled 858 Bcf, more than 45% higher than the 5—year average injections of 591 Bcf for that same time period.

Renewable energy is used in all sectors of the U.S. economy (11/10/2011)
U.S. consumption of primary renewable energy in 2010 totaled about 8 quadrillion British thermal units, or 8% of all energy used nationally. Renewable energy-including hydroelectric, wood, biofuels, wind, organic waste, geothermal, and solar-was used for a wide variety of purposes.

Form EIA-861 Annual Data File for 2010 (11/10/2011)
Contains spreadsheets with retail and wholesale electricity sales and revenue data from the 2010 Form EIA-861. The files also contain electricity sales, revenue and price data, as well as Demand Side Management (DSM), Green Pricing, Net Metering, Dispersed and Distributed generation data. The data geographic coverage is the 50 States, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Territories.


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