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

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

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

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

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

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

Natural Gas Consumption (NGCON.TRAN)

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What is it? Natural gas consumption data comes from the Energy Information Administration showing the amount of fossil fuels that are used by sector in the U.S. economy. Fossil fuels include coal, petroleum, and natural gas. The data is not seasonally adjusted and is reported in trillions BTU. SONAR tracks natural gas consumption for the transportation sector. Who is interested? … Read More