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Annual Energy Review


ANNUAL ENERGY REVIEW 2010 RELEASE - October 19, 2011

Summary data on energy production, consumption, imports, and exports

The Annual Energy Review 2010 (AER), released on October 19, 2011, provides EIA's most comprehensive record of historical integrated energy statistics. Preliminary summary statistics from the report indicate the following:

·         U.S. primary energy consumption rose to 98 quadrillion Btu in 2010, 4% above the previous year's level.  U.S. natural gas, coal, and renewable energy consumption each increased 6%, with natural gas reaching a record high of 25 quadrillion Btu.

·           In 2010, U.S. primary energy production reached a record high of 75 quadrillion Btu, a 3% increase from the previous year.

·           In 2010, total U.S. energy consumption increased in each of the four end-use sectors: residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation.  Industrial consumption increased 6% above the previous year's level, residential consumption increased 5%, and commercial and transportation consumption each increased 2%.

·           From 2009 to 2010, U.S. primary energy net imports fell 5% to 22 quad Save rillion Btu.  Petroleum net imports totaled 20 quadrillion Btu in 2010.

·           U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption rose 4% from 2009 to 2010.

The Annual Energy Review 2010 covers all major energy sources and all energy-consuming sectors of the U.S. economy from 1949 through 2010.  See What's New in the AER for a summary of changes to this year's publication.  See the full report, in pdf, html, and Excel formats, at Annual Energy Review.


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