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This Week at EIA - 10/27/2011


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(10/20/2011 - 10/27/2011)
REGULARLY SCHEDULED WEEKLY RELEASES: Weekly Retail Gasoline Prices (10/24/2011)
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 (10/24/2011)
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 10/21/2011 (10/24/2011)
Contains information for the week and spot prices:

This Week in Petroleum (10/26/2011)
Provides analysis, data, and charts of the latest weekly petroleum supply and price data.

Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Data for Week Ending 10/21/2011 (10/26/2011)
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 (10/27/2011)
Contains weekly estimates of natural gas in underground storage for the United States and three regions of the United States.

Natural Gas Weekly Update (10/27/2011)
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 10/22/2011 (10/27/2011)
Contains an overview of U.S. weekly coal production.

OTHER RELEASES THIS WEEK: Recent gasoline and diesel prices track Brent and LLS, not WTI (10/27/2011)
Since the beginning of 2011, the spot price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil has trailed the spot price of other crude oils. Because few U.S. refiners have easy access to WTI crude oil, U.S. refined petroleum products, such as gasoline and heating oil, have more closely tracked the prices of Brent and Louisiana Light Sweet (LLS).

Monthly Energy Review (10/27/2011)
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that total carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption in the United States equaled 482 million metric tons in July 2011. Of this total, petroleum accounted for 40 percent, coal for 39 percent, and natural gas for 21 percent.

EIA launches new electricity-focused web page (10/26/2011)
Yesterday, EIA launched a new web-based report called the Electricity Monthly Update, replacing the Monthly Flash Estimates for Electric Power Data. This new product introduces a feature story, interactive graphics, a new presentation flow, and new electricity industry data sources.

High heating oil prices discourage heating oil supply contracts for the upcoming winter (10/25/2011)
Fewer Northeast homeowners are choosing to lock in their heating oil prices this winter compared to previous years. After petroleum prices collapsed during the second half of 2008, so did the percentage of homeowners with supply contracts the following two winters, with estimated participation sinking to about 25% in both 2009 and 2010. For this winter the number is expected to be even lower.

Analysis of Impacts of a Clean Energy Standard as requested by Rep. Ralph Hall (10/25/2011)
This report responds to a request from Chairman Ralph M. Hall of the House Committee on Science and Technology, providing an analysis of the energy market and economic impacts of a clean energy standard (CES). The CES specified by Chairman Hall requires electricity retailers to provide 80 percent of their sales by 2035 from qualified clean energy sources which include combined-cycle natural gas plants, fossil-fueled plants with carbon capture and storage, renewable plants and nuclear plants.

Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly (10/25/2011)
Third quarter 2011 update of uranium production in the United States and operating status of U.S. uranium mills and plants.

Electricity Monthly Update (10/25/2011)
The Electricity Monthly Update introduces a new EIA product that replaces the Monthly Flash Estimates for Electric Power Data. This release contains data for August 2011 with new feature stories, enhanced and interactive graphics, a new presentation flow, and new electricity industry data sources.

Cross-market relationships strengthened in the third quarter of 2011 (10/24/2011)
During the third quarter of 2011, correlations between the price movements of crude oil and other investments were at historically high levels. The correlation between daily prompt-month West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures prices and the daily S&P 500 (S&P) index since April 2011 averaged almost 60%.

Flattening of per-capita residential energy consumption reflects multiple factors (10/21/2011)
Per capita residential energy consumption in the United States remained generally flat since the 1973 Arab oil embargo. Several factors contribute to this trend.

Prime Supplier Report (10/21/2011)
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through August 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.

Wholesale Market Data (10/20/2011)
This site contains spreadsheets with wholesale electricity price data from ICE (IntercontinentalExchange) through October 14, 2011. The files contain peak prices, volumes, and the number of transactions at six electricity trading hubs covering most regions of the United States.

Libya resumes natural gas exports to Italy (10/20/2011)
On October 13, 2011, Libya resumed natural gas exports to Italy via the Greenstream Pipeline. Unrest in Libya since February curtailed both oil and natural gas exports in general. Prior to the curtailment in February, Libya supplied Italy with about 900 million cubic per day of natural gas, or 11% of Italy's average daily gas demand.

U.S. Natural Gas Imports & Exports: 2010 (10/20/2011)
Full natural gas import and export data for 2010 is now available. During 2010, United States natural gas net imports fell 3 percent to 2.6 trillion cubic feet. Increased domestic sources of natural gas helped maintain competitive prices and discouraged imports while encouraging exports. Natural gas imports declined modestly in 2010 by 11 billion cubic feet. Strong natural export growth drove net imports lower in 2010.


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