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Monthly Energy Review - September 2011


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September 28, 2011

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

The September 2011 Monthly Energy Review (MER), EIA's primary report of recent energy statistics, was released on September 28, 2011.  Preliminary data indicate that for the first six months of 2011:

·            Total primary energy production equaled 38 quadrillion Btu, a 4% increase from the first six months of 2010.  The largest production increases by energy source were wind, which rose 35%, hydroelectric power, which rose 30%, and dry natural gas, which rose 7%.

·         Total primary energy net imports fell 15% compared to the first six months of 2010.  Total primary energy exports equaled 5 quadrillion Btu, a 28% increase.  Total primary energy imports equaled 14 quadrillion Btu, a 4% decrease. 

·         Total primary energy consumption equaled 49 quadrillion Btu, which was virtually unchanged from the first six months of 2010.

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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