U.S. Energy Information Administration Increases Access to International Energy Data, Enhanced Downloads Too!
The redesigned International Energy Portal on the Energy Information Administration (U.S. Department of Energy) web site includes:
Increased access to data. The International Energy Portal includes a powerful new data browser that includes historical information on country-level energy use dating back, in many cases, more than 30 years. The data browser provides users with the ability to view and download complete data sets for consumption, production, imports, exports, and reserves for different fuels and energy sources, as well as data for energy-related carbon dioxide emissions.
Enhanced data downloads. The International Energy Portal incorporates a complete application programming interface (API) that provides access to EIA’s historical international data. Users can retrieve international data as it is updated, or use the EIA Excel Data Add-In tool to download the data directly into spreadsheets.
New user-driven customization. The International Energy Portal introduces many features that enable users to customize their experience with EIA’s international data. For example, users can convert between U.S. and European common units of measurement for energy and can also compare data across different energy sources by converting to British thermal units, terajoules, or tons of oil equivalent. Users also have the ability to choose specific countries, regions, and data series for comparison.
New data visualization features. These features include summary graphics of the world’s top energy producers and consumers broken down by energy source. Users can also generate a variety of data visualizations to quickly see how energy production, consumption, reserves, imports, exports, and carbon dioxide emissions have changed over time.
Improved access to international analysis. The International Energy Portal links to EIA’s international forecasts and projections such as EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook and International Energy Outlook. It also provides access to EIA’s entire library of international reports and analysis. These include analytical documents such as Country Analysis Briefs and Country Analysis Notes that contain detailed information on more than 100 countries significant to world energy markets as well as critical issues in global energy trade, such as world oil transit chokepoints and OPEC revenues.
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