United States Energy Information Administration

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The United States Energy Information Administration is an organization based in Washington, D.C..

About EIA[edit]

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. EIA is a leading source of energy information and, by law, its data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the U.S. Government[2].

EIA Data[edit]

EIA disseminates energy information and data through reports, web products, press releases, databases, and maps. Information is issued weekly, monthly, annually, and periodically as needed or requested. Some of our products deal with specific energy industries or fuels. Some products contain mostly data; some also have analysis and forecasts. Other products present an integrated view over different fuels or energy uses[3].

Annual Energy Outlook Report[edit]

Annual Energy Outlook 2011, early release Annual Energy Outlook 2011 early release

The Annual Energy Outlook report looks at a wide range of energy topics, and how they affect U.S. energy markets. The report focuses on the reference case, released in 2009. The report projects market impacts from renewable energy and traditional energy generation trends[4].

Short Term Outlook Report[edit]

Short-Term Energy and Summer Fuels Outlook, April 2011 Short-Term Energy and Summer Fuels Outlook, April 2011

The Short Term Energy and Sumer Fuels Outlook report is a monthly release projecting outlooks for global crude oil and liquid fuels, natural gas, electricity, coal, and carbon dioxide emissions.

EIA Datasets on OpenEI[edit]

Dataset URL Date
Electric Power Monthly - Monthly Data Tables [1] July 20th, 2010
United States Residential Sector Key Indicators and Consumption [2] 2011
Transportation Sector Energy Use by Fuel Type Within a Mode from EIA AEO [3] December 08th, 2010
United States Oil and Gas Supply [4] 2011


  1.  "EIA Homepage"
  2. 2.0 2.1  "About EIA"
  3. 3.0 3.1  "EIA data"
  4. 4.0 4.1  "AEO report"