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This Week at EIA - 10/18/2012



Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (10/15/2012)
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 10/12/2012 (10/15/2012)
Contains information for the week and spot prices:

This Week in Petroleum (10/17/2012)
Provides analysis, data, and charts of the latest weekly petroleum supply and price data.

Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Data for Week Ending 10/12/2012 (10/17/2012)
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 (10/18/2012)
Contains weekly estimates of natural gas in underground storage for the United States and three regions of the United States.

Natural Gas Weekly Update (10/18/2012)
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 10/13/2012 (10/18/2012)
Contains an overview of U.S. weekly coal production.


Biofuels markets face blending constraints and other challenges (10/18/2012)
>From 2009 to the middle of 2012, the U.S. biofuels industry, encompassing all liquid fuels derived from renewable sources, ramped up output to meet mandates for increased biofuels use under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) implemented by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, according to EIA's recently released report, Biofuels Issues and Trends.

Electricity Wholesale Market Data (10/18/2012)
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 12, 2012.

Propane inventories end third quarter at record level; supplies rise despite low prices (10/17/2012)
Propane inventories (including propylene) in the United States finished September 2012 at a record high level of 75.6 million barrels, while the average weekly spot price for propane sold from storage facilities in Mont Belvieu, Texas was at its lowest level since the third quarter of 2009.

Mexico Country Analysis Brief (10/17/2012)
Mexico is a major non-OPEC oil producer and among the largest sources of U.S. crude oil imports. However, Mexico is a net importer of refined petroleum products and natural gas from the United States, and Mexico’s position as a net oil exporter has declined in recent years along with its oil production levels.

United Arab Emirates Country Analysis Brief (10/17/2012)
The United Arab Emirates has the seventh-largest proved reserves of both crude oil and natural gas, and production of both resources is expected to increase in the coming years. New investments in nuclear and renewable energy technologies, when coupled with the expected gains in the hydrocarbon sector, will give the UAE one of the most diverse and significant energy portfolios in the MENA region.

ENERGY STAR homes accounted for 26% of new construction in 2011 (10/16/2012)
Homes built to voluntary ENERGY STAR® specifications made up about 26% of all new homes constructed in the United States during 2011. Under the latest update of the specifications that went into effect earlier this year, ENERGY STAR homes consume at least 15% less energy than those built to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Quarterly Coal Distribution Report - Second Quarter 2012 (10/16/2012)
Provides detail U.S. domestic coal distribution data for April - June 2012 excluding waste coal and imports by coal origin, coal destination, mode of transportation, and consuming sector. Quarterly coal distribution data for all years are preliminary and will be superseded by the release of the corresponding “Annual Coal Distribution Report.”

Nigeria Country Analysis Brief (10/16/2012)
Nigeria is the largest oil producer in Africa, but produces well below its production capacity due to disruptions in the Niger Delta that have compromised portions of the country's oil for years.

Biofuels Issues and Trends (10/15/2012)
This report presents data on biofuels consumption, production, imports and exports, including data collected by others than the U.S. Energy Information Administration. It also discusses important developments in biofuels markets.

Adoption of ENERGY STAR equipment varies among appliances (10/15/2012)
Appliances with the ENERGY STAR® logo are intended to represent more-efficient options in the marketplace. The adoption of this more-efficient equipment can vary significantly from one product type to the next.

New application of existing techniques in old fields helps Russia increase oil production (10/12/2012)
Russia was the world's largest producer of crude oil in 2011. As Russia's use of multistage hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling has increased, preliminary Russian crude oil production figures indicate that production has risen in 2012.

Petroleum refineries vary by level of complexity (10/11/2012)
A refinery is an industrial complex that manufactures petroleum products, such as gasoline, from crude oil and other feedstocks. Many different types of refineries exist across the country. What differentiates one refinery from another are their capacities and the types of processing units used to produce these petroleum products.



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