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This Week at EIA - 10/06/2011


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THIS WEEK AT EIA (09/29/2011 - 10/06/2011) This email list provides a summary and links for every U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) product released this week. You can sign up for many of these separately and receive instant notification of when the product was released at: http://www.eia.gov/listserv_signup.html?src=email

REGULARLY SCHEDULED WEEKLY RELEASES: Weekly Retail Gasoline Prices (10/3/2011)
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 (10/3/2011)
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 9/30/2011 (10/3/2011)
Contains information for the week and spot prices:

This Week in Petroleum (10/5/2011)
Provides analysis, data, and charts of the latest weekly petroleum supply and price data.

Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Data for Week Ending 9/30/2011 (10/5/2011)
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 (10/6/2011)
Contains weekly estimates of natural gas in underground storage for the United States and three regions of the United States.

Natural Gas Weekly Update (10/6/2011)
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 10/1/2011 (10/6/2011)
Contains an overview of U.S. weekly coal production.

OTHER RELEASES THIS WEEK: Winter supply disruptions from well freeze-offs can rival effects of summer storms (10/06/2011)
As more U.S. natural gas production shifts from offshore fields in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) to onshore basins, potential supply disruption risks have also shifted. For many years, tropical storms and hurricanes were the principal threat to GOM production. In early Feb. 2011, however, disruptions to onshore natural gas production, the result of freeze-offs caused by much colder-than-normal weather, rivaled losses from major summer storms.

Wholesale Market Data (10/06/2011)
This site contains spreadsheets with wholesale electricity price data from ICE (IntercontinentalExchange) through September 30, 2011 (latest website update: October 6, 2011). The files contain peak prices, volumes, and the number of transactions at six electricity trading hubs covering most regions of the United States

Heating Oil and Propane Update (10/05/2011)
Weekly heating oil and propane prices are only collected during the heating season which extends from October through March.

South Africa Country Analysis Brief (10/05/2011)
South Africa's energy sector is critical to the economy as the country relies heavily on its large-scale, energy-intensive mining industry. South Africa has only small deposits of conventional oil and natural gas and uses its large coal deposits for most of its energy needs while importing oil and natural gas.

WNGSR provides insight into natural gas markets and the broader economy (10/05/2011)
EIA's Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR) measures how much natural gas is available for withdrawalworking natural gasin U.S. storage reservoirs, by region. The WNGSR is closely watched by both industry participants and those seeking insight into the current condition of the economy.

WPSR provides comprehensive crude oil and refined products balances (10/05/2011)
EIA's Weekly Petroleum Status Report (WPSR) is the most comprehensive weekly data available for U.S. crude oil and refined petroleum product balances. Many industry observers closely follow WPSR data; significant trading in commodity markets occurs immediately after the WPSR's release.

China dominates global coal production (10/04/2011)
China produced almost half the world's coal in 2010, three times more than the United States, the world's second largest producer, and almost as much as the next 10 highest producing nations combined. While coal is found abundantly across the globe (outside of the Middle East), proven recoverable reserves and production are highly concentrated, with the top five producing nations accounting for over 75% of global production.

Summer 2011 gasoline price review (10/03/2011)
Regular grade gasoline prices were 12 cents per gallon lower at the end of the summer driving season (Labor Day) than at the start of the driving season (Memorial Day), despite generally climbing prices in July and August. This price pattern differed from the pattern of recent years.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly (10/03/2011)
While July crude oil prices saw little movement from last months levels and gasoline prices show mixed trends, No. 2 distillate fuels prices registered firm increases. Prime supplier survey data show sales of the principal finished petroleum products declined month-on-month as well as year-on-year. See Table EN1 for updated State motor fuels tax information.

Sudan Country Analysis Brief (09/30/2011)
In July of 2011, Sudan became two countries: Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan. Both countries rely heavily on oil revenues but production is currently in decline as a result of uncertainties regarding the allocation of oilfields between the North and South; transit fees charged by the North to export oil produced in the South; and international sanctions.

Global natural gas prices vary considerably (09/30/2011)
Global natural gas prices vary considerably from one region to another. Since the beginning of 2010, North American prices have been relatively low and Asian prices relatively high. Northwest European prices are between those in North America and Asia, with an average price for spot and contract gas in Europe somewhat above the U.K. spot price shown in the figure.

Petroleum Supply Monthly (09/29/2011)
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.

Natural Gas Monthly (09/29/2011)
The September issue of the NGM, featuring data for July 2011, is now available. July gross production in the Lower 48 States of 2,341 billion cubic feet (Bcf) showed a slight increase of 0.1 percent or 0.10 Bcf/day from June 2011. Estimates of U.S. marketed natural gas production in July continued to be strong with 65.83 Bcf/day totaling 2,041 Bcf for the month.

Markets indicate possible natural gas pipeline constraints in the Northeast this winter (09/29/2011)
Current market indicators suggest that natural gas market participants expect pipeline constraints will raise natural gas prices in the Northeast Seaboard next January by an average of almost $5 per million British thermal units above the price in the major producing region of the Gulf Coast.

Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report (09/29/2011)
Monthly natural gas gross withdrawals estimated from data collected on Form EIA-914 (Monthly Natural Gas Production Report) for Federal Offshore Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming, Other States and Lower 48 States. Alaska data are from the State of Alaska and included to obtain a U.S. Total.


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