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This Week at EIA - 11/01/2012


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(10/25/2012 - 11/01/2012)

Summary and links for every U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) product released this week.


Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (10/29/2012)
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 10/26/2012 (12/31/2012)
Contains information for the week and spot prices:

This Week in Petroleum (11/1/2012)
Provides analysis, data, and charts of the latest weekly petroleum supply and price data.

Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Data for Week Ending 10/26/2012 (11/1/2012)
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 (11/1/2012)
Contains weekly estimates of natural gas in underground storage for the United States and three regions of the United States.

Natural Gas Weekly Update (11/1/2012)
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 10/27/2012 (11/1/2012)
Contains an overview of U.S. weekly coal production.


Smart meter deployments continue to rise (11/01/2012)
Electric meters with enhanced communication capabilities—an essential component of the smart grid—are becoming more prevalent. In 2011, more than 23% of all U.S. electrical customers had smart meters. These meters support demand response and distributed generation, can improve reliability, and also provide information that consumers can use to save money by managing their use of electricity.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly (11/01/2012)
In this edition of the Petroleum Marketing Monthly, crude oil and finished petroleum products sales data show a considerable increase in prices during August 2012. Prime Supplier sales data show consumption of gasoline and diesel fuel rose in August after experiencing a decline in July.

Electricity Wholesale Market Data (11/01/2012)
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 October 26, 2012.

Petroleum Supply Monthly (10/31/2012)
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.

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report (10/31/2012)
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for August 2012. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Company Level Imports (10/31/2012)
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report

Utility-scale installations lead solar photovoltaic growth (10/31/2012)
According to EIA's new survey-based estimate of total solar capacity, total on-grid photovoltaic (PV) capacity nearly doubled in 2011, led by particularly strong growth in both utility-scale PV and commercial sector PV capacity.

Electricity Monthly Update (10/31/2012)
This issue contains a feature article that discusses the cooling systems used at power plants. Other highlights include: Cooling degree days in the continental United States decreased 4.9 percent from last August (although, total cooling degree days were still above normal this August), leading to a decrease in retail electricity sales, especially in the residential sector. Average wholesale electricity prices remained below $50/MWh for most of the country in August, though there were numerous days in ERCOT, CAISO, NYISO, and at Palo Verde where prices ranged between $50/MWh and $100/MWh. Also, after reaching a low of $2.03 / MMBtu in April 2012, the price of Henry Hub natural gas has increased by over 44 percent to $2.93 / MMBtu in August 2012.

Electric Power Monthly (10/31/2012)
Data are for August 2012, during which net generation in the United States was down 2.6 percent from August 2011. Retail sales of electricity were down 2.3 percent from August 2011. The average U.S. retail price of electricity in August 2012 was down 1.4 percent from August 2011.

Ecuador Country Analysis Brief (10/26/2012)
Ecuador is the smallest oil producing member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Most of Ecuador’s crude oil exports are directed to the United States, and Ecuador is one of the leading sources of crude oil imports for the U.S. West Coast.

Domestic Uranium Production Report Quarterly (10/26/2012)
Third quarter 2012 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

Industrial onsite generation increasingly relies on natural gas (10/26/2012)
Onsite generating capacity in the industrial sector produced 142 million megawatthours of electricity in 2011. Of that, 58% was from natural gas, up from 51% in 2000. Onsite generation is used when some or all of an industrial plant's electricity needs can be provided more economically onsite than by purchasing power from the electric grid.

Natural gas processing plant data now available (10/25/2012)
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which severely disrupted natural gas infrastructure in the Gulf Coast region, EIA established a triennial survey of natural gas processing plants (EIA-757) to be used as a baseline for assessing the effect of extreme weather on natural gas processing infrastructure. This past summer, EIA activated the baseline survey (EIA-757, Schedule A), the results of which are published in EIA's Natural Gas Annual Respondent Query System.

The Availability and Price of Petroleum and Petroleum Products Produced in Countries Other Than Iran (10/25/2012)
The fifth in a series of reports required by section 1245 (d) (4) (A) of the National Defense Authorization Act 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 (10/25/2012)
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that, in July 2012, total energy consumption in the U.S. industrial sector equaled 2.5 quadrillion Btu, a 0.6-percent decrease from July 2011.



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