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Average diesel retail price below gasoline price for first time in six years

July 23, 2015 Source: EIA, On July 13, the U.S. average diesel fuel retail price fell below the average regular gasoline retail price for the first time since the week of August 10, 2009. From August 2009 through June of this year, retail diesel fuel sold at an average premium of 34 cents per gallon […]

Average size of new commercial buildings in United States continues to grow

May 8, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) Increases in the size of commercial buildings have outpaced increases in the number of those buildings over the past decade, according to EIA’s . EIA’s CBECS is the only nationally representative data collection for building characteristics and energy use in commercial […]

Natural gas inventory exceeds five-year average for first time since November 2013

February 20, 2015 Source: Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Working natural gas in storage has for the first time in more than a year. At 2,157 billion cubic feet (Bcf) as of February 13, stocks are 58 Bcf greater than the five-year average. Recent extremely cold weather may result in high stock withdrawals for the […]

Increase in average gasoline prices ends 17-week streak of declining prices

February 3, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, EIA conducts a survey of gasoline prices each Monday, and yesterday’s survey showed the U.S. average regular retail gasoline price increasing for the first time in 18 weeks. The national price averaged $ 2.07/gallon on Monday, up 2.4 cents from a week earlier. The steady decline in […]

Because of cold start, average natural gas spot prices were higher in 2014

January 13, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Natural Gas Intelligence (NGI) Driven by higher prices during the first three months of 2014, average wholesale (spot) prices for natural gas increased by 20% or more at most trading locations in the United States in 2014 compared to 2013. The average price of natural […]

After record injections, natural gas storage levels now within 7% of 5-year average

November 7, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report Working natural gas in storage ended October at 3,571 billion cubic feet (Bcf), a record increase of 2,734 Bcf during the April 1 to October 31 injection season, and within 7% of the average of the last five end-of-season storage levels. While […]

Increasing ethanol use has reduced the average energy content of retail motor gasoline

October 27, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review EIA has adjusted its estimates of the energy content of retail motor gasoline in the (MER) to reflect its changing composition. Ethanol and other oxygenates, which have lower energy content than petroleum-based gasoline components, have seen their share of total gasoline volumes increase from […]

Consumer energy expenditures are roughly 5% of disposable income, below long-term average

October 21, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Bureau of Economic Analysis Total U.S. household energy consumption expenditures have generally declined relative to disposable income since 1960, although during periods of high energy prices, consumers devote increasing shares of their income to energy. Energy expenditures ranged between 4% and 8% of disposable income […]

Natural gas storage deficit to five-year average continues to narrow

September 12, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Republished September 12, 2014, 10:20 a.m., the end date on the second graph was corrected. Storage injections have continued to outpace the five-year (2009-13) average this summer, with inventories as of September 5 at 2,801 billion cubic feet (Bcf), according to data from the , with stocks […]

Average Brent crude oil prices trade within $5 per barrel range for 13 months in a row

August 21, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $ 107 per barrel (bbl) in July, marking the 13th consecutive month in which average Brent crude oil prices were between $ 107/bbl and $ 112/bbl (see graph above). Although supply growth from non-OPEC countries has outpaced world consumption in the […]

Fuel economy and average vehicle cost vary significantly across vehicle types

July 22, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Years represent vehicle availability in the midsize passenger car size class. Vehicle price and fueling costs are important factors consumers take into account when deciding to purchase a new light-duty vehicle. While vehicle purchase is influenced by cost and fuel economy, other important factors such as […]

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