Energy Research Guide

Sources to conduct energy research

Web Resources

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Select Topics for Short-term Outlook under Analysis and Projections:


 CME Group 

Trading and Market data for commodities. Some data can be downloaded to Excel.


International Energy Agency (IEA): Natural Gas 

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

Tips for Use

  • On the main page, select Oil Market Report for monthly outlook on the world market, prices, supply/demand.
  • On the main page, select the World Oil Outlook report for oil supply & demand and downstream outlook.
  • The Data/Graphs tab includes information on taxes and other downloadable data.

American Petroleum Institute

 A resource for policy and issues, standards, and environment safety for oil and natural gas.


Federal Highway Administration Motor fuel usage by state and highway statistics.  U.S. Department of Transportation

Tips for Use

  • Select a State for an overview of fuel and highway statistics
  • Select the Fuels tab then Highway Statistics Motor Fuel for the appropriate year.

Today In Energy

U. S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Daily Prices

  • Wholesale Spot Petroleum Prices:Crude Oil, Gasoline, Heating Oil, and Coal
  • Retail Petroleum Prices

Natural Gas Weekly Update

U. S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

  • Supply and demand data
  • Weekly rig count
  • Spot prices
  • Dry shale gas production data

Baker Hughes Rig Count

Baker Hughes provides monthly international rig counts.

Oil and Gas Journal

News on oil and gas exploration and development, drilling and production, refining and processing, and pipelines and transportation.

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