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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is a federal agency tasked with the collection, analysis and dissemination of energy information. EIA is a division of the U.S. Department of Energy.[1]

In 2013, EIA employed 346 full-time equivalents (FTE). The fiscal year 2013 budget for the agency totaled $99.5 million.[2]


Because the United States supported Israel in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Arab states of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) instituted an oil embargo against the U.S. As a result of the embargo and diminishing production at home, the United States suffered a shortage in oil and gasoline, as well as skyrocketing prices.[3][4]

The embargo, which was lifted in March 1974, "propelled energy issues to the top of the national agenda and ultimately led to the creation of a separate agency for energy." In 1973, President Richard Nixon launched Project Independence with the goal of achieving national energy independence within 10 years. In 1974, Congress created the Federal Energy Administration (FEA), which was subsumed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) upon its establishment in 1977. In 1976, enactment of the Energy Conservation and Production Act resulted in the creation of the Office of Energy Information and Analysis (OEIA) within the FEA. OEIA was a predecessor to today's EIA, which was formed in 1977 as a division of the newly-formed Department of Energy.[5][6]



EIA's mission statement is as follows:[7]

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. EIA is the nation's premier source of energy information and, by law, its data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the U.S. government.[8]

—U.S. Energy Information Administration


EIA produces a broad assortment of reports, which include data, analysis and forecasts. These reports are released on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and incidental basis. Notable reports are noted in the table below:[9]

EIA report schedule
Daily reports
Today in Energy
Weekly reports
Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report
This Week in Petroleum
Coal News and Markets
Natural Gas Weekly Update
Weekly Coal Production Report
Weekly Petroleum Status Report
Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update
Monthly reports
Short-Term Energy Outlook
Natural Gas Monthly
Electric Power Monthly
Monthly Energy Review
Petroleum Supply Monthly
Petroleum Marketing Monthly
Monthly reports
Quarterly Coal Report
Quarterly Coal Distribution Report
Domestic Uranium Production Quarterly Report
Annual reports
Annual Energy Outlook
International Energy Outlook
Natural Gas Annual
Annual Coal Report
Renewable Energy Annual
Electric Power Annual
Natural Gas Year-In-Review
Petroleum Supply Annual

Key staff

The table below lists key federal-level BLM staff as of August 2014.[10]

EIA executive staff as of August 2014
Name Position Biography Contact
Adam Sieminski Administrator Details adam.sieminski@eia.gov
Howard K. Gruenspecht Deputy Administrator Details howard.gruenspecht@eia.gov
John Conti Assistant Administrator for Energy Analysis Details john.conti@eia.gov
Stephen Harvey Assistant Administrator for Energy Statistics Details stephen.harvey@eia.gov
Gina Pearson Assistant Administrator for Communications Details gina.pearson@eia.gov
Thomas D. Williams Assistant Administrator for Resource and Technology Management Details thomas.williams@eia.gov
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, "Senior Executive Biographies," accessed August 19, 2014

Organization chart

The organization chart below is current as of August 2014.

EIA org chart 8 19 2014.png

Budget and finance

The table below summarizes EIA appropriations and full-time equivalents (FTEs) for fiscal years 2013 (actual), 2014 (enacted) and 2015 (requested).

EIA appropriations and FTEs, FY 2013, 2014 and 2015 ($ in thousands)
Category FY 2013 (actual) FY 2014 (enacted) FY 2015 (requested) Percent difference (2014 to 2015)
Salaries and benefits 50,642 53,563 55,997 4.54%
Travel 229 278 278 0%
Support services 33,841 48,190 51,328 6.51%
Other related expenses 14,796 14,968 14,897 -0.47%
Grand total 99,508 116,999 122,500 4.70%
FTEs 346 370 375 1.35%
Source: U.S. Department of Energy, "FY 2015 Congressional Budget Request," March 2014

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