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This Week at EIA - 09/27/2012



Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (9/24/2012)
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 9/21/2012 (9/24/2012)
Contains information for the week and spot prices:

This Week in Petroleum (9/26/2012)
Provides analysis, data, and charts of the latest weekly petroleum supply and price data.

Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Data for Week Ending 9/21/2012 (9/26/2012)
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 (9/27/2012)
Contains weekly estimates of natural gas in underground storage for the United States and three regions of the United States.

Natural Gas Weekly Update (9/27/2012)
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 9/22/2012 (9/27/2012)
Contains an overview of U.S. weekly coal production.


Company Level Imports (09/27/2012)
Imports data at the company level collected from the EIA-814 Monthly Imports Report

Monthly Biodiesel Production Report (09/27/2012)
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new data today showing national and regional monthly biodiesel production for July 2012. In addition to biodiesel production, data included producer sales, producer stocks, and feedstock inputs.

Petroleum Supply Monthly (09/27/2012)
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.

Annual Energy Review (09/27/2012)
EIA's most comprehensive record of historical annual integrated energy statistics. U.S. primary energy production reached a record high of 78 quadrillion Btu in 2011. Primary energy consumption equaled 97 quadrillion Btu in 2011, down slightly from the 2010 level.

Electric Sales, Revenue, and Average Price (09/27/2012)
Electric Sales, Revenue, and Average Price updated with 2011 data.

Iraqi crude oil production approaching highest level in decades (09/27/2012)
Estimated Iraqi oil production surpassed 3 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in July 2012, the highest level since the end of the Gulf War in 1990. Increased investment in Iraq's petroleum industry and export infrastructure underpin these production gains. However, many factors still constrain the Iraqi oil industry from reaching its full production potential.

Solar Photovoltaic Cell/Module Shipments Report 2011 (09/26/2012)
Total shipments of PV modules were up nearly 43 percent in 2011 from the 2010 level, hitting a new record high of 3,772,075 peak kilowatts.

Monthly Energy Review (09/26/2012)
EIA's most comprehensive report on recent integrated energy statistics. Preliminary data indicate that, in June 2012, total energy consumption in the U.S. commercial sector equaled 1.4 quadrillion Btu, a 1-percent decrease from June 2011.

Attributes of crude oil at U.S. refineries vary by region (09/26/2012)
Crude oil has unique qualities and commands different prices depending on these qualities. In addition to quality considerations, location and local refining capability influence a crude's value. Two key characteristics of crude oil are density and sulfur content. Density ranges from light to heavy, while sulfur content is characterized as sweet or sour

Industries consumed more than 30% of U.S. energy in 2011 (09/25/2012)
The U.S. industrial sector was responsible for more than 30% of total U.S. energy consumption in 2011. While the term "industrial sector" may sound remote to the general public, its impact on daily life is highlighted by the wide range of industrial activities represented by the products and equipment found at a local supermarket.

East China Sea Regional Analysis Brief (09/25/2012)
Though underexplored, the East China Sea may have abundant oil and natural gas resources. Both China and Japan are interested in extracting hydrocarbon resources, especially natural gas, from the East China Sea to help meet domestic demand. However, unresolved territorial disputes regarding the China/Japan sea boundary and sovereignty over several contested islands continue to hinder exploration and development in the area.

Electricity Monthly Update (09/24/2012)
This issue contains a feature article that discusses the energy efficiency resource standards of each State. Also, July 2012 was the hottest July on record for the continental United States. However, population-weighted cooling degree days actually decreased by 0.7 percent from July 2011. The average cost of electricity fell in all sectors compared to July 2011, with total average revenues decreasing 2.1 percent from the previous year. Coal stocks decreased for the third month in a row, after increasing for eight straight months from August 2011 to April 2012.

EIA improves its monthly propane imports series (09/24/2012)
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently updated its Petroleum Supply Monthly data series for propane as part of a continual effort to improve the quality of its information. As a result, EIA's May 2012 Petroleum Supply Monthly data showed a sharp apparent increase (71 thousand barrels per day) in U.S. imports of propane compared to April 2012.

Electric Power Monthly (09/24/2012)
Data are for July 2012, during which net generation in the United States fell 0.8 percent from the July 2011 level. Consumption of coal for power generation fell 14.7 percent compared to July 2011. The average retail price of electricity for July 2012 was 10.35 cents per kilowatthour, down 2.1 percent from where it had been in July 2011.

Green Pricing and Net Metering Programs 2010 (09/24/2012)
This report provides detailed information on the number of electric industry participants and their customers in these programs for 2010. The number of customers in green pricing programs grew by 8 percent in 2010, reaching a new high of 1,216,582 out of a nationwide customer base of 144,140,258. The number of net metering customers reached a new high of 155,841 in 2010, 61 percent more than in 2009.

Prime Supplier Report (09/24/2012)
The latest Prime Supplier Report presents data collected through July 2012 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.

Economic growth continues to drive China's growing need for energy (09/21/2012)
China is the world's largest energy consumer. China's economy, which has grown at an average real rate of about 10 percent per year over the last 10 years, is a key driver of the increase in energy consumption, both in China and internationally. Economic growth in China is still robust—China's gross domestic product grew an estimated 7.8% in the first half of 2012—but its growth is slower than in recent years, as is its growth in energy consumption. EIA's China Country Analysis Brief details its energy use, production, and industry.

Form EIA-861 Annual Data File for 2011 (09/20/2012)
Contains spreadsheets with retail and wholesale electricity sales and revenue data from the 2011 Form EIA-861. The files contain electricity sales, revenue and price data, as well as Demand Side Management (DSM), Green Pricing, Net Metering, Dispersed and Distributed generation data. The data covers all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories.

Electricity Wholesale Market Data (09/20/2012)
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 September 14, 2012.

Trading Point: Central Appalachian (CAPP) coal spot prices affect markets for coal and electric power (09/20/2012)
Central Appalachian (CAPP) coal spot prices are the most widely referenced prices for eastern coal in the United States. Coal producers, electric utilities, merchant generators, non-utility industrial coal users, and other energy marketers use CAPP spot prices as a benchmark in both physical and financial transactions for short-term and long-term contracts. Changes in CAPP spot prices can affect fuel procurement and power dispatch decisions.



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