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EIA posts March 2016 Monthly Energy Review

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

The March 2016 Monthly Energy Review (MER), EIA's primary report of recent and historical energy statistics, was released on 29 March 2016. This month’s MER includes the first complete set of 2015 preliminary statistics for US total energy consumption, production, trade, and carbon dioxide emissions. Preliminary data indicate that in 2015:

  • US primary energy consumption totalled 98 quadrillion Btu, a 1% decrease compared with 2014. Natural gas consumption increased 3%, petroleum consumption increased 1%, renewable energy and nuclear electric power consumption were both virtually unchanged, and coal consumption decreased 13%.
  • US primary energy production totalled 89 quadrillion Btu, a 1% increase compared with 2014. Crude oil production increased 8% and natural gas production increased 5%. Renewable energy production and nuclear electric power production were both virtually unchanged. Coal production decreased 10%.
  • US primary energy imports totalled 24 quadrillion Btu, a 2% increase compared with 2014. U.S. primary energy exports totalled 13 quadrillion Btu, a 6% increase from 2014.

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.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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