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Monthly Energy Review September 2013 Release



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

The September 2013 Monthly Energy Review (MER), EIA's primary report of recent energy statistics, was released on September 25, 2013.  Preliminary estimates of residential sector energy consumption indicate that for June 2013:

  • U.S. residential sector total energy consumption equaled 1.5 quadrillion Btu, a 3-percent decrease from June 2012.
  • Electricity retail sales and electrical system energy losses accounted for 84 percent of residential sector total energy consumption.
  • Natural gas accounted for 9 percent of residential sector total energy consumption.
  • For the first time since 1982, renewable energy consumption exceeded petroleum consumption in the residential sector.  The difference was small; they each accounted for about 4 percent of residential sector total energy consumption.

This month, EIA has expanded the Energy Overview to incorporate annual data as far back as 1949 in those data tables that are currently published in both the Annual Energy Review (AER) and the MER.  EIA has now expanded Sections 1 through 10 and Appendix A of the MER to incorporate AER data.  Similar revisions are pending for Section 12.

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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