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Statistics Overview

Your Portal for Petroleum Statistics and Information

API is the premier source for petroleum industry data and information. API's data and statistics are accurate, comprehensive, timely, and quoted widely. For pricing and ordering information, please contact our authorized distributor, IHS, at 1-800-854-7179 or visit the API-IHS Storefront for more information. Key statistical reports include the following:

Weekly Statistical Bulletin

API’s weekly data bulletin reports total U.S. and regional data relating to refinery operations and the production of the four major petroleum products: motor gasoline; kerosene jet fuel; distillate (by sulfur content); and residual fuel oil. These products represent more than 85% of total petroleum industry. Inventories and imports data of these products, as well as of crude oil and unfinished oils, are also included in the weekly report. Refinery inputs and utilization data are also included in the weekly report.

Published weekly every Tuesday afternoon (or every Wednesday afternoon in the event of a Monday Federal Holiday).

API’s WSB Data is timely and accurate information currently available for futures commodities trading and analysis through authorized API redistributors. Contact apidata@api.org for more information.

To obtain the Weekly Statistical Information, please contact API Authorized Data Distributors at www.api.org/data.

Basic Petroleum Data Book

It provides valuable domestic and world statistical background information, beginning in most instances with 1947. Included are data on energy, reserves, exploration and drilling, production, finance, prices, demand, refining, imports, exports, offshore transportation, natural gas, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, and environment.

The printed Data Book is updated and published twice a year. Each report is issued in a self-contained, bound volume and is no longer needed once the next issue is published.

Both the electronic and printed versions also include a glossary of definitions and a source list (names, telephone numbers) for references in the Data Book. 

Imports and Exports of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products

Published monthly by the API, the imports report contains detailed company level data on the imports of crude oil and petroleum products. Details include: record on importer, port of entry, country of origin, recipient, destination, quantity and API gravity (except residual fuel oil), and sulfur content (for crude oil and residual fuel oil).

The imports report is based on reports published by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration; however, it is presented in a more user friendly and easier reporting layout. The report is available by the second week of each month, containing data from two months earlier (e.g. August imports report is published around the second week of October). Historical data are also available in electronic format.

Inventories of Natural Gas Liquids and Liquefied Refinery Gases

Presents data on the inventory levels of ethane, propane, isobutane, normal butane, and pentanes plus. These inventories, located at natural gas plants, at refineries, at bulk terminals, and in underground storage, are grouped into eight regional areas. The report is issued at the end of each month, containing data from the prior month (e.g. August report is published at the end of September).

Monthly Statistical Report

Contains timely interpretation and analysis of recent developments for major products production, imports, refinery operations, and inventories - accompanied by API's estimates of these data for the most recent month and graphs of major series, including product deliveries, crude oil production, imports, refinery activity, and inventories for the past 24 months.

The December issue, published in early January, presents year-end supply/demand estimates and summarizes developments of the year. Quarterly estimates are included four times per year. (See 2015 MSR schedule and upcoming 2016 MSR schedule)

Quarterly Well Completion Report (QWCR)

The QWCR provides detailed information on reported drilling activity and estimates the total number of wells and footage drilled. The estimates of quarterly completions and footage are displayed by well type, well class, and quarter for the ten years prior. More detailed estimates of quarterly completions and footage are disaggregated by well type, depth interval, and quarter for the current year and two years prior. In addition, wells reported to API (not estimates) are listed on a state and regional level, disaggregated by well class, well type, and quarter, for the current year and two years prior.

Published in the first week following the end of the quarter.
Contact: Khoa Dong at DongK@api.org

Joint Association Survey on Drilling Costs (JAS)

The JAS is an annual survey that contains the only long-term source of information of detailed U.S. drilling expenditures on wells, footage, and related expenditures in the United States. An Analysis & Trends section provides detailed information and graphs about offshore and onshore wells, shale wells, coalbed methane wells, and sidetrack wells. The data presented in the U.S. Summary Tables section are broken down by well type (oil wells, gas wells, and dry holes) and by depth interval. Additionally, the data in these tables are disaggregated by well class (exploratory wells and development wells) and offshore and onshore production. 

Prior year's survey is published in December of the current year.
Contact: Khoa Dong at DongK@api.org.  

Sales of Natural Gas Liquids and Liquefied Refinery Gases

This report presents the results of the annual survey jointly sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute (API), Gas Processors Association (GPA), National Propane Gas Association (NPGA), and Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). This publication reports estimated sales of propane gas broken down by end-use on a state and PADD basis. The Summary section presents the sales of butane, ethane, pentanes plus, and propane broken down by product type and PADD. 

Industry-Wide Surveys

Industry-wide surveys are described briefly below. If you know you are interested in a specific survey listed below, click on the title and you can obtain a copy of any free report or contact and ordering information for other reports. 

Environmental Expenditures Survey (2005-2014)
Contact: Adebukola Adefemi at adefemia@api.org.

Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Safety (WIIS) Report (2005–2015)
Contact: Adebukola Adefemi at adefemia@api.org.

Process Safety Performance Measurement Report
Contact: Adebukola Adefemi at adefemia@api.org.

Oil Spills in U.S. Navigable Waters (1997-2006)
Contact: Adebukola Adefemi at adefemia@api.org

SANGEA 4.1 GHG Emissions Estimating System 
Contact: Adebukola Adefemi at adefemia@api.org

Pipeline Performance Tracking System (PPTS)
This is an effort by the Pipeline segment to collect very detailed information about every pipeline incident since 1999. The Statistical Services group created a client-based software that is dynamically linked to API through the Internet to collect the data. The Statistical Services group maintains the software and handles technical support for the effort. Contact Hazem Arafa at arafa@api.org.

Survey on Petroleum Industry Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (OII)
The OII is an annual survey that collects data on Petroleum Industry Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities, both within the United States and internationally, as well as for both employees and contract workers. The Survey on Petroleum Industry Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities: Report to Participants is available only to participating companies and is available through the OII database website. The Aggregate Data Only version of the report, however, is available to the public. The last five annual reports are available below.

Prior year's survey is published in March of the current year.
Contact: Khoa Dong at DongK@api.org.  

The Survey on Petroleum Industry Occupational Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities (OII) is conducted annually. Participation is voluntary and the number of participating companies varies from year to year. Below find the last 5 years of reports.

2005 Survey on Petroleum Industry Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities Summary Report: Aggregate Data Only

2006 Survey on Petroleum Industry Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities Summary Report: Aggregate Data Only

2007 Survey on Petroleum Industry Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities Summary Report: Aggregate Data Only

2008 Survey on Petroleum Industry Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities Summary Report: Aggregate Data Only

2009 Survey on Petroleum Industry Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities Summary Report: Aggregate Data Only

SANGEA 4.1 GHG Emissions Estimating System

Electronic Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions calculator tool for the petroleum and natural gas industry

API Newsroom Update (December 17, 2015):

Demand for petroleum rose in November (includes Monthly Statistical Report)
Petroleum Facts at a Glance
Monthly Statistical Report

Monthly Import Statistics for September 2015 (latest available)

Disclaimer: All data is based on information that has been voluntarily reported to API by petroleum companies operating in the U.S. API does not guarantee the accuracy of the data and disclaims any liability in connection with its use. 

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