The April 2012 Monthly Energy Review (MER), EIA’s primary report of recent energy statistics, was released on April 27, 2012. Preliminary data indicate that in January 2012:
• U.S. primary energy production totaled 6.9 quadrillion Btu, a 5-percent increase compared with January 2011. Fossil fuels accounted for 78 percent of primary energy production, while renewable energy and nuclear electric power each accounted for 11 percent of primary energy production.
• Compared with January 2011, U.S. crude oil production increased 10 percent and dry natural gas production increased 9 percent, while coal production was essentially the same.
• Compared with January 2011, U.S. renewable energy production increased 4 percent.
The MER provides monthly and annual data on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions.