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1 EIA s Annual Energy Outlook 2012 A comprehensive assessment of the U.S. energy picture For National Governors Association Washington, DC By, Acting Administrator U.S. Energy Information Administration Independent Statistics & Analysis

2 U.S. Energy Breakdown by Fuel and Sector Source: EIA Annual Energy Review

3 Key results from the AEO2012 Reference case, which assumes current laws remain unchanged Projected growth of energy use slows over the projection period reflecting an extended economic recovery and increasing energy efficiency in end-use applications Domestic crude oil production increases, reaching levels not experienced since 1994 by 2020 With modest economic growth, increased efficiency, growing domestic production, and continued adoption of nonpetroleum liquids, net petroleum imports make up a smaller share of total liquids consumption Natural gas production increases throughout the projection period and exceeds consumption early in the next decade Renewables and natural gas fuel a growing share of electric power generation Total U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions remain below their 2005 level through

4 What is included (and excluded) in developing EIA s Reference case projections? Generally assumes current laws and regulations excludes potential future laws and regulations (e.g., proposed greenhouse gas legislation and proposed fuel economy standards are not included) provisions generally sunset as specified in law (e.g., renewable tax credits expire) Some grey areas adds a premium to the capital cost of CO 2 -intensive technologies to reflect current market behavior regarding possible future policies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions assumes implementation of existing regulations that enable the building of new energy infrastructure and resource extraction Includes technologies that are commercial or reasonably expected to become commercial over next decade or so includes projected technology cost and efficiency improvements, as well as cost reductions linked to cumulative deployment levels does not assume revolutionary or breakthrough technologies 4

5 Energy use grows slowly over the projection in response to a slow and extended economic recovery and improving energy efficiency U.S. primary energy consumption quadrillion Btu per year Shares of total U.S. energy History % 1% 25% Projections Renewables (excluding liquid biofuels) Liquid biofuels Natural gas 11% 4% 25% 60 9% Nuclear 9% 40 21% Coal 20% 20 37% Oil and other liquids 32% Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2012 Early Release 5

6 Energy and CO 2 per dollar of GDP continue to decline; per-capita energy use also declines index, 2005= History 2010 Projections Per dollar Per capita CO2 per GDP Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2012 Early Release 6

7 In the AEO2012 Reference case, energy-related CO 2 emissions never get back to pre-recession levels by 2035 billion metric tons carbon dioxide 7 History Projections Energy-related CO 2 emissions Energy-related CO2 emissions % change from % -3.2% Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2012 Early Release 7

8 Electricity 8

9 In 2010, U.S. electricity generation was 70% fossil fuels, 20% nuclear, and 10% renewable 2010 Total net generation: 4,120 billion kwh Other gases 0.3% Nuclear 19.6% Conventional hydroelectric 6.2% 2010 Non-hydro renewable net generation: 168 billion kwh Natural gas 23.8% Other 0.3% Other renewable 4.1% Wind: 2.3% Solar thermal and PV: <0.1% Wood and woodderived fuels: 0.9% Petroleum 0.9% Coal 44.9% Geothermal: 0.4% Other biomass: 0.5% Source: EIA, Annual Energy Review, October

10 The fuel mix for electricity generation varies widely across U.S. regions (2010) Share of Generation by Fuel, 2010 National Average Minimum Maximum Coal 45% 0% 80% Natural Gas 24% 3% 85% Nuclear 20% 0% 40% Renewables 10% 0% 50% Oil / Other 1% 0% 8% Source: EIA AEO2012 (Early Release), based on Form EIA

11 While electricity consumption grows by 23% over the projection, the annual rate of growth slows percent growth (3-year rolling average) History 2010 Period Annual Growth 1950s s s s s Projections Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2012 Early Release 11

12 Electricity mix gradually shifts to lower-carbon options, led by growth in renewables and natural gas electricity net generation trillion kilowatthours per year 6 History 2010 Projections % 10% Natural gas Renewables 27% 16% 2 45% Coal 39% 1 Oil and other liquids 20% Nuclear 18% 1% 0 1% Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2012 Early Release 12

13 Non-hydro renewable sources more than double between 2010 and 2035 non-hydropower renewable generation billion kilowatthours per year 500 History 2010 Projections Advanced biofuels cogeneration Power sector Industrial CHP Biomass Wind 100 Geothermal 0 Waste Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2012 Early Release Solar 13

14 The average delivered price of coal to electricity generators varies widely across U.S. regions transport costs are a key reason 2010 Delivered coal prices, $ per million Btu $3.41 $2.02 $2.01 $2.96 $1.51 $1.49 N/A N/A 1.77 $1.57 $1.46 $1.75 $2.48 $2.91 $1.93 $1.83 $1.83 $2.45 $3.40 $3.65 National Average Minimum Maximum $2.25 $1.46 $4.46 $1.91 $4.46 Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2012 Early Release 14

15 Operating costs: existing plants with and without a value on carbon Fuel Cost for Existing Coal and Combined Cycle Natural Gas Units with a Value Placed on Carbon Dioxide Emissions 2010 dollars per megawatthour Natural Gas CC at $7 Coal at $2 Coal at $3 Natural Gas CC at $3 Natural Gas CC at $ Carbon Dioxide Value (dollars per ton CO 2 ) The crossover point for least-cost dispatch of coal and natural gas capacity depends on both fuel prices and the carbon value. At lower natural gas prices, the crossover occurs at a lower carbon value. Environmental operating costs and retrofit costs for pollution controls at existing coal-fired plants can raise the bar for their continued operation. For retrofit decisions, the unit s perceived useful life, which plays a critical role, can be affected by views regarding future climate policies 15

16 Examples of updated environmental retrofit costs Flue Gas Desulfurization (2010$/kW) Selective Catalytic Reduction (2010 $/kw) Capital Costs ($/kw) 300 MW $ MW $ MW $474 VOM ($/MWh) $1.72 Capital Costs ($/kw) 300 MW $ MW $ MW $177 VOM ($/MWh) $1.30 Dry Sorbent Injection + Full Fabric Filter (Baghouse) (2010$/kW) Capital Cost Size (MW) ($/kw) VOM ($/MWh) 6.72 Source: EPA IPM v4.1 Documentation

17 Natural Gas 17

18 Underground sources of natural gas Source: modified from U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet

19 Shale gas plays, Lower 48 States Source: Energy Information Administration based on data from various published studies. 19

20 Since January 2007, U.S. shale gas production has increased over 7-fold and in 2011 comprised over 30 percent of total U.S. dry production monthly shale gas production (dry) billion cubic feet per day Rest of US Bakken (ND) Eagle Ford (TX) Marcellus (PA and WV) Haynesville (LA and TX) Woodford (OK) Fayetteville (AR) Barnett (TX) Antrim (MI, IN, and OH) 5 0 1/1/2007 1/1/2008 1/1/2009 1/1/2010 1/1/2011 1/1/2012 Sources: Lippman Consulting, Inc. gross withdrawal estimates as of March 2012 and converted to dry production estimates with EIA-calculated average gross-to-dry shrinkage factors by state and/or shale play. 20

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22 Natural gas consumption is quite dispersed; electric power and industrial use drives much of the future demand growth U.S. dry gas consumption trillion cubic feet per year 30 History Projections % 34% Electric power *Includes combined heat-and-power and lease and plant fuel. **Includes pipeline fuel. Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2012 Early Release 33% 13% 3% 21% 32% 13% 3% 18% Industrial* Commercial Transportation** Residential 22

23 Shale gas offsets declines in other U.S. natural gas production sources U.S. dry gas production trillion cubic feet per year 30 History 2010 Projections % Shale gas 49% 15 26% Tight gas 21% 10 9% Non-associated offshore 2% 9% Coalbed methane 7% 10% 5 Associated with oil Alaska 1% 7% 7% 21% Non-associated onshore 9% Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2012 Early Release 23

24 Petroleum 24

25 U.S. dependence on imported petroleum continues to decline U.S. liquid fuel supply million barrels per day 25 History Projections 20 Consumption 15 Net petroleum imports 60% 49% 36% 10 Domestic supply Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2012 Early Release 25

26 U.S. imports of liquid fuels continue to decline due to increased production of gas liquids and biofuels and greater fuel efficiency U.S. liquid fuels supply million barrels per day 25 History 2010 Projections 5% Biofuels including imports % 36% Natural gas plant liquids Liquids from coal 12% 14% 1% 10 Petroleum production 36% 5 49% Net petroleum imports 36% Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2012 Early Release 26

27 Efficiency improvements mostly offset underlying drivers of growth in transportation services * Equal to a 27% reduction in fuel use per mile. ** Equal to an 19% reduction in fuel use per mile. Growth ( ) Light duty vehicles Fuel consumption (million barrels per day oil equivalent) % Number of licensed drivers (millions) % Miles per licensed driver 12,700 13,600 7% Efficiency of vehicle stock (mpg) %* Heavy duty vehicles Fuel consumption (million barrels per day oil equivalent) % Manufacturing output (billion 2005 dollars) 4,260 6,270 47% Number of freight trucks (millions) % Miles per vehicle 25,300 25, % Efficiency of vehicle stock (mpg) %** Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2012 Early Release 27

28 Probability of WTI crude oil exceeding different price levels by September % 90% 80% 70% 5/18/2012 4/18/ % 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% $60 $70 $80 $90 $100 $110 $120 $130 $140 $150 Price (dollars per barrel) Note: All prices represent rolling 5-day averages. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) 28

29 What makes up the price at the pump? Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration 29

30 Gasoline prices vary regionally Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration 30

31 Probability of U.S. retail gasoline exceeding different price levels by September % 90% 80% 70% 5/18/2012 4/18/ % 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% $2.50 $3.00 $3.50 $4.00 $4.50 $5.00 Price (dollars per gallon) Note: All prices represent rolling 5-day averages. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) 31

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