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The Energy Information Administration (EIA), as part of the U.S. Department of Energy, collects and disseminates data on energy reserves, production, consumption, distribution, prices, technology, and related international, economic, and financial matters. Coverage of EIA's programs includes data on coal, petroleum, natural gas, electric, and nuclear energy. The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government responsible for energy policy and nuclear safety. ... Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (strip mining). ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario Petroleum (from Greek petra – rock and elaion – oil or Latin oleum – oil ), crude oil, sometimes colloquially called black gold or Texas Tea, is a thick, dark brown or greenish liquid. ... Natural gas, commonly referred to as gas, is a gaseous fossil fuel consisting primarily of methane. ...


One interesting product of the EIA is the Monthly Energy Review, which provides statistics on recent monthly and annual (going back approximately 30 years), US national energy consumption, broken down by source in downloadable PDF. The figures are given in units of quads (quadrillion BTUs.)Cool, I want one too. The EIA is apart of the gov. PDF is an abbreviation with several meanings: Portable Document Format Post-doctoral fellowship Probability density function There also is an electronic design automation company named PDF Solutions. ... The British thermal unit (BTU) is a non-metric unit of energy, used in the United States and, to a certain extent, the UK. The SI unit is the joule (J), which is used by most other countries. ...


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The Energy Information Administration (EIA), as part of the U.S. Department of Energy, collects and disseminates data on energy reserves, production, consumption, distribution, prices, technology, and related international, economic, and financial matters.
Coverage of EIA's programs includes data on coal, petroleum, natural gas, electric, and nuclear energy.
One interesting product of the EIA is the Monthly Energy Review, which provides statistics on recent monthly and annual (going back approximately 30 years), US national energy consumption, broken down by source in downloadable PDF.
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