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Start with our Energy Industry Research Guide.

Go to the Energy Information Administration from the U.S. Dept. of Energy

The EIA website also contains great data on power plants.

  • Within the Sources & Uses tab, select Electricity from that site.
  • Then, scroll over the Data tab to browse by topic.


Take a look at OECD iLibrary for International Energy Agency (IEA) data, which provides prices and more.

  • Click on the Statistics tab and look for IEA data under Databases.
  • You also can access IEA's annual World Energy Outlook publication. Search for world energy outlook

Go to Data-Planet to find data on prices, production, fuel commodities, and more.

  • Drill down through Browse by Subject - Energy Resources and Demand - US Energy Information Administration (DOE).
  • Click any topics of interest to expand, then select one or more data sets.

Use Bloomberg, available at Lippincott Library and in Huntsman Hall.

  • Type NRG for the Bloomberg Energy Service.
  • For location and fuel type of power plants, type the company's ticker symbol, hit the <EQUITY> key, type NRGA.
  • To pinpoint energy facilities by type on a map, type BMAP and hit <GO>; then, to see those facilities in list form, click on the Energy tab underneath the map.
  • For OPEC prices and production, type OPEC and hit <GO>.
  • For crude oil, type CRUD and hit <GO>.
  • For Proved Oil Reserves, type WOR and hit <GO>.
  • For natural gas prices, type NGHB and hit <GO>.
  • For gasoline futures, type XBA then hit the CMDTY key, then type CT and hit <GO>.
  • For biofuels, type BIOF and hit <GO>.


Use DataStream, a database available at Lippincott Library.

Go to WorldOil.com to access news, data, and more.

Go to EconStats.

Use the Oil & Gas Journal Data Book available in the Lippincott Library Reference Stacks at call number HD9560.1 O34.

Go to the Oil and Gas Journal.