Last Week at EIA - 11/25/2011
THIS WEEK AT EIA
(11/18/2011 - 11/25/2011)
REGULARLY SCHEDULED WEEKLY RELEASES:
Weekly Retail Gasoline Prices (11/21/2011)
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 (11/21/2011)
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 11/18/2011 (11/21/2011)
Contains information for the week and spot prices:
This Week in Petroleum (11/23/2011)
Provides analysis, data, and charts of the latest weekly petroleum supply and price data.
Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Data for Week Ending 11/18/2011 (11/23/2011)
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 (11/23/2011)
Contains weekly estimates of natural gas in underground storage for the United States and three regions of the United States.
Coal Production for Week Ended 11/19/2011 (11/25/2011)
Contains an overview of U.S. weekly coal production.
OTHER RELEASES THIS WEEK:
Australia world's largest coal exporter, fourth-largest liquefied natural gas exporter (11/25/2011)
In 2010, Australia was the world's largest coal exporter and fourth-largest liquefied natural gas exporter. Australia is one of the few countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that is a significant net hydrocarbon exporter, sending abroad about two-thirds of its total energy production. Energy exports accounted for 34% of total commodity export revenues. At $36 billion in 2010, coal represented over half of energy export revenue.
Natural Gas Annual Respondent Query System (EIA-176 Data through 2010) (11/23/2011)
The Natural Gas Annual Respondent Query System has been updated with data for 2010 for the EIA-176, Annual Report of Natural and Supplemental Gas Supply and Disposition. The release includes company-level data on natural gas deliveries to end-use consumers.
Monthly Energy Review (11/23/2011)
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that 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. The industrial sector accounted for 23 percent of total U.S. estimated petroleum consumption, the residential sector 3 percent, the commercial sector 2 percent, and the electric power sector 1 percent.
Over one-third of natural gas produced in North Dakota is flared or otherwise not marketed (11/23/2011)
Natural gas production in North Dakota has more than doubled since 2005, largely due to associated natural gas from the growing oil production in the Bakken formation. However, due to insufficient natural gas pipeline capacity and processing facilities in the northwestern North Dakota, nearly 35% of North Dakota's natural gas production so far in 2011 has been flared or otherwise not marketed.
North Dakota's oil production has more than quadrupled since 2005 (11/22/2011)
North Dakota's oil production averaged over 460 thousand barrels per day (bbl/d) in September 2011, more than four and one-half times its September 2005 level. Although the State's oil production growth slowed during the first few months of 2011, more favorable weather conditions helped operators significantly boost output in June, July, August, and September. North Dakota currently trails only Texas, Alaska, and California among oil-producing States.
Electricity Monthly Update (11/22/2011)
The Electricity Monthly Update introduces a new EIA product that replaces the Monthly Flash Estimates for Electric Power Data. This release contains data for September 2011 with new feature stories, enhanced and interactive graphics, a new presentation flow, and new electricity industry data sources.
Electric systems respond quickly to the sudden loss of supply or demand (11/21/2011)
A large region of electric systems, called the Western Interconnection, responded to the San Diego blackout on September 8 in less than a minute. A YouTube video vividly illustrates how changes in frequency across interconnected alternating current (AC) electric systems ripple across such a large area in a very short time.
India Country Analysis Brief (11/21/2011)
India is the fourth largest energy consumer in the world and its energy demand continues to rise. As vehicle ownership expands, petroleum demand in the transport sector is expected to grow in the coming years. While India's domestic energy resource base is substantial, the country relies on imports for a considerable amount of its energy use.
Iran Country Analysis Brief (11/21/2011)
Iran, a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), ranks among the world's top four holders of both proven oil and natural gas reserves. Iran is OPEC's second-largest producer and exporter after Saudi Arabia, and in 2010 was the third-largest exporter of crude oil globally after Saudi Arabia and Russia.
Prime Supplier Report (11/21/2011)
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through September 2011 on Form EIA—782C, "Monthly Report of Prime Supplier Sales of Petroleum Products Sold for Local Consumption." These data measure primary petroleum product deliveries into the States where they are locally marketed and consumed.
U.S. has large geothermal resources, but recent growth is slower than wind or solar (11/18/2011)
Geothermal is one of the main renewable energy sources used to generate U.S. electricity, even though its growth has not been as strong as wind and solar over the last three years during a big push to increase generation from renewables. Geothermal energy's greatest growth potential is in the western states.