Coal Consumption (CLCON)

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What is it? Coal consumption data comes from the Energy Information Administration showing the amount coal that is used by sector in the U.S. economy. The data is not seasonally adjusted and is reported in trillions BTU. In SONAR, coal consumption is presented at the following granularities: COMM – commercial IDST – industrial TRAN – transportation Who is interested? Economists, … Read More

DOE Diesel Price Per Gallon

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What is it? The weekly retail average diesel price as calculated by the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy. It is referred to as the DOE price. Who is interested? Everyone in the trucking sector because it is the basis for fuel surcharges. What does it tell me? It is a straightforward number in dollars per gallon. It … Read More

Gasoline retail price (GASPRC)

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What is it? The average retail price of gasoline in a designated area. It is broken down also into regional areas known as PADDS. Who is interested? The price of gasoline is always of national importance, even to truckers who consume gasoline, and can impact the strength of the economy and political choices. What does it tell me? The average … Read More

Retail to wholesale fuel spread (FUELS)

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What is it? A measure of the difference between rack prices, as can be found in the ULSDR data, and the retail price found in the DTA data. It can be found for all areas where both sets of data are available. Who is interested? This spread is particularly important to trucking company profitability. The ability of companies to capture … Read More

Distillate fuel oil net production (DFOPRD)

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What is it? Department of Energy weekly report on net distillate fuel production. It is broken down also into regional areas known as PADDS. Who is interested? Anyone with an exposure to the price of diesel or jet fuel What does it tell me? The amount of all distillate fuel produced in the U.S. by refineries in a week

ULSD rack price (ULSDR)

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What is it? The average daily wholesale rack price for ultra low sulfur diesel, calculated daily in $/gallon. This data is also available on the regional level set by airport code. Who is interested? The entire trucking sector would have interest in the trends in this market, with individual markets of interest to those who would be buying fuel in … Read More

WTI crude spot price (WTI)

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What is it? The daily settlement of the WTI price on CME Who is interested? Anyone who has any interest in the price of oil. Crude is the starting point for determining the ultimate price of products, and the West Texas Intermediate price on CME is one of the most important benchmarks. What does it tell me? The daily settlement … Read More

Energy Production (ENPRO)

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What is it? Energy production data comes from the Energy Information Administration showing the total amount of energy that is produced in the U.S. economy. The total production figure includes all energy types, including fossil fuels and renewable energy sources. The data is nonseasonally adjusted and measured in trillions of BTUs. Who is interested? Economists, energy market analysts What does … Read More

Gasoline net production (GASNET)

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What is it? Finished motor gasoline production in the U.S. in barrels per day. It is broken down also into regional areas known as PADDS. Who is interested? While the trucking and transport sector consumes diesel, the level of gasoline production is relevant to economic health and its impact on other markets. What does it tell me? The amount of … Read More

Gasoline stocks (GASINV)

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What is it? U.S. finished motor gasoline inventories in barrels. It is broken down also into regional areas known as PADDS. Who is interested? While the trucking and transport sector consumes diesel, the level of gasoline inventories is relevant to economic health and its impact on other markets. What does it tell me? The level of finished gasoline inventories in … Read More

Kerosene stocks (KERINV)

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What is it? A category of kerosene stocks listed by the Energy Information Administration as “other oils.” This would be kerosene that is not considered to be jet quality. Who is interested? Given that kerosene is a distillate, like diesel, inventories of kerosene can have an impact on production and inventory decisions for diesel as well. However, this is a … Read More

Kerosene-type jet fuel (JETINV, JETPRD)

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JETINV What is it? Inventories of kerosene-type jet fuel in ‘000 barrels. Who is interested? Given that jet kero is a distillate, like diesel, inventories of jet kero can have an impact on production and inventory decisions for diesel as well. What does it tell me? Inventory levels of jet kero in a given week. JETPRD What is it? Production … Read More

Petroleum Consumption (PETCON)

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What is it? Consumption of energy in various categories measured in trillions of BTUs. Who is interested? Anyone tracking total energy use in the U.S., including a separate category for transportation. What does it tell me? While the numbers are large, they do provide a good overall look at total transportation and other energy uses, measured beyond things just like … Read More

Petroleum Trade Data (PETEX, PETIM, PETNT)

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What is it? Petroleum trade data tracks exports, imports, and the trade balance in the U.S. economy for petroleum fuels. This data is monthly, non-seasonally adjusted, and reported as thousands of barrels per day. Who is interested? Economists, energy market analysts What does it tell me? The trade balance in petroleum is commonly referenced by economists and analysts because it … Read More

Renewable Energy Consumption (RECON)

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What is it? Renewable energy consumption data comes from the Energy Information Administration showing the amount of renewable energy that is used by sector in the U.S. economy. There are several different kinds of renewable energy sources, with the most common being wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal. The data is not seasonally adjusted and is reported in trillions BTU. SONAR … Read More

Diesel Truck Stop Actual Price per Gallon (DTS)

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What is it? DTS is the average price of diesel fuel purchased in a given market expressed in dollars per gallon. Who is interested? Fuel departments, CFOs, financial analysts, fleet managers, owner operators What does it tell me? The DTS is a more granular look at diesel fuel prices than the standard DOE measurement. The DTS cost tells you the … Read More

Conventional net gasoline production (GASPRD)

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What is it? Conventional net gasoline production. It is broken down also into regional areas known as PADDS. Who is interested? While the trucking and transport sector consumes diesel, the level of gasoline production is relevant to economic health and its impact on other markets. What does it tell me? Net production of conventional gasoline–as opposed to reformulated gasoline–in ‘000 … Read More

Crude Oil Production (000s) )CRUDPD)

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What is it? Department of Energy weekly estimate on total U.S. crude production. It is broken down into total U.S., Alaska and contiguous lower 48. Who is interested? Any trucking or transport company with an interest in the level of activity in the oil field What does it tell me? A weekly estimate that is considered preliminary on how much … Read More

Electricity Retail Sales (ERSAL)

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What is it? Electricity retail sales measures the amount of electricity that is purchased by end consumers by sector. Retailing is the final stage in the process from generation to the final consumer, following generation, transmission, and distribution. The data is nonseasonally adjusted monthly and measured in trillions of BTUs. Who is interested? Economists, energy market analystsIn SONAR, electricity retail … Read More

Energy Consumption (ENCON)

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What is it? Energy consumption data comes from the Energy Information Administration showing the total amount of energy that is used by sector in the U.S. economy. The data is not seasonally adjusted and is reported in trillions BTU.In SONAR, total energy consumption is tracked at the following granularities:COMM – CommercialGDHS – U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityGDOD – U.S. Department … Read More