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Monthly Energy Review Oct. 2011

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MONTHLY ENERGY REVIEW OCTOBER 2011 RELEASE - October 27, 2011


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


The October 2011 Monthly Energy Review (MER), EIA's primary report of recent energy statistics, was released on October 27, 2011.  Preliminary data indicate that for July 2011:

·         Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy use (excluding biomass energy consumption) totaled 482 million metric tons.  Of this total, petroleum accounted for 40 percent, coal for 39 percent, and natural gas for 21 percent.

·         The majority of energy-related CO2 emissions from the residential and commercial sectors were attributable to retail electricity.  The residential sector accounted for 22 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption; the commercial sector accounted for 18 percent.

·         The transportation sector accounted for 33 percent of total CO2 emissions from energy consumption, with 98 percent of the sector's emissions attributable to petroleum; the industrial sector accounted for 26 percent of total emissions.

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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