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EIA launches redesigned International Energy Portal

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On 18 May, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) launched a redesigned International Energy Portal to improve access to international energy data and trends in global energy markets.

"With most of the future growth in energy consumption expected to occur outside of the US and with increasingly interconnected world energy markets, a clear perspective on the international energy landscape is critically important, and EIA's redesigned International Energy Portal makes it easier to gain insight into global energy developments," said EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski.

The expanded International Energy Portal provides:

  • Increased access to data: The International Energy Portal includes a powerful new data browser that includes historical information on country level energy use dating back, in many cases, more than 30 years. The data browser provides users with the ability to view and download complete data sets for consumption, production, imports, exports, and reserves for different fuels and energy sources, as well as data for energy related carbon dioxide emissions.
  • New user driven customisation: The International Energy Portal introduces many features that enable users to customise their experience with EIA's international data. For example, users can convert between US and European common units of measurement for energy and can also compare data across different energy sources by converting to British thermal units, terajoules, or tonnes of oil equivalent. Users also have the ability to choose specific countries, regions, and data series for comparison.
  • New data visualisation features: These features include summary graphics of the world’s top energy producers and consumers broken down by energy source. Users can also generate a variety of data visualisations to quickly see how energy production, consumption, reserves, imports, exports, and carbon dioxide emissions have changed over time.
  • Improved access to international analysis: The International Energy Portal links to EIA's international forecasts and projections such as EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlookand International Energy Outlook. It also provides access to EIA's entire library of international reports and analysis. These include analytical documents such as Country Analysis Briefs and Country Analysis Notes that contain detailed information on more than 100 countries significant to world energy markets as well as critical issues in global energy trade, such as world oil transit chokepoints and OPEC revenues.
  • Enhanced data downloads: The International Energy Portal incorporates a complete application programming interface (API) that provides access to EIA's historical international data. Users can retrieve international data as it is updated, or use the EIA Excel Data Add-In tool to download the data directly into spreadsheets.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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