Here are the answers to your questions on EIA.

EIA stands for U. S. Energy Information Administration.  EIA collects, analyzes, and distributes energy information on a wide range of topics.  EIA is completely independent within the U. S. Department of Energy.

We often reference EIA weekly report on oil inventories that is released on Wednesday 10:30 am ET.  This is considered the most authoritative data among several sources. In addition to the weekly oil report, EIA issues many other reports.  The report referenced this morning is short-term energy outlook report.  Here are the highlights of this report.


  • Consistent global oil inventory draws to begin in mid-2017
  • U.S. crude oil production to decline from 9.2 mln b/d in the first quarter of 2016 to an average of 8.2 mln b/d in the third quarter of 2017
  • Production is expected to fall most rapidly from April to September 2016, falling by an average of 150,000 b/d each month
  • Increases in production in late 2017 reflect productivity improvements, lower breakeven costs, and forecast oil price increases in 2017
  • Production forecast is average 8.7 mln b/d in 2016 and 8.3 mln b/d in 2017

Natural gas:

  • Natural gas inventories in March ended at 2,496 Bcf, the highest end-of-withdrawal-season level on record
  • Natural gas inventories were at 3,288 Bcf, as of July 29.
  • Record high inventories of 4,042 Bcf at the end of October 2016.

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