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Energy

Crude Oil PricesU.S. Crude Oil Prices and Crude Oil Consumption

Shows domestic crude oil first purchase price averages for the United States from January 2008 to October 2015. The second graph compares the crude oil first purchase price to U.S. oil consumption over the same January 2008 to October/November 2015 time period.

Natural Gas PricesNatural Gas Prices

Shows average Residential and Citygate prices for natural gas in the United States from January 2008 through November 2015. "Residential Price" is the price of gas used in private dwellings, including apartments, for heating, cooking, water heating, and other household uses. "Citygate Price" is the price measured at a point where the distributing gas utility receives gas from a natural gas pipeline company or transmission system.

Oil and Natural Gas Rig CountU.S. Natural Gas and Crude Oil Rotary Rigs

Annual numbers shown are 52 or 53-week averages. The graph illustrates trends in the numbers of rotary rigs in operation as reported on a weekly basis for the period from 1988 to 2013. It also shows the relative distribution of rotary rigs by drilling objective (crude oil or natural gas). A small number of rigs were used for other miscellaneous purposes. These would include service wells, injection wells, and stratigraphic tests.

Electricity Generation by SourceElectrical Power Generation

Shows energy sources used to generate electricity in the United States as a percent of the total kilowatt-hours generated.

Interest/Inflation

Prime Interest RatesDaily Bank Prime Loan Interest Rate

Shows the daily bank prime loan interest rate and the effective federal funds rate from the Federal Reserve's Statistical Release H15 for the twelve-year period from 2002 to 2013.

Treasury Note YieldsTreasury Notes

Shows weekly interest yields at constant maturity on one-year, five-year, and ten-year Treasury issues, based on composite quotes provided by government securities dealers to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on the most actively traded marketable Treasury securities from 2004 to 2013.

Consumer Price Index (CPI)Consumer Price Index

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a specific set of goods and services.  The "Core" CPI is the measure of all goods and services in this "representative basket" except food and energy products and services.  Food and energy prices are considered naturally volatile, and the CPI is sometimes considered a more meaningful measure of inflation when those items are excluded from the index.  These graphs show the "Core" CPI for the United States and each of the four US regions considered in the survey data.  The first graph shows the annual index values.  The second graph shows the percent change in annual index values compared to the previous year -- the "Core Rate of Inflation."

Producer Price Index (PPI)Producer Price Index

While the Consumer Price Index (CPI) seeks to measure prices paid by consumers for products and services.  The Producer Price Index (PPI) seeks to measure prices paid to producers for their products and services.  The Producer Price Index (PPI) is actually a family of several thousand indexes and sub-indexes generally grouped by Industry, Commodity, or Stage-of-Process.  Perhaps the most closely watched PPI is the Finished Goods Price Index, often used as a leading indicator of changes in inflation (which is measured by the CPI or Core-CPI).  The charts show the index and the monthly percent change in the index.

Economic Output

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)Gross Domestic Product

Gross Domestic Product measures the market value of all goods and services produced by labor and property within the United States.  These charts show the Gross Domestic Product and the Percent Change in GDP.

Retail SalesRetail Sales

The first graph shows the Total Retail and Food Services Sales covering an eight-year period from January 2007 to December 2014. The second graph shows the percent change in Total Retail and Food Services Sales from the same month in the prior year. Retail Sales data is estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau based on voluntary participation in monthly and annual retail trade surveys of selected businesses. The Bureau of Economic Analysis uses Retail Sales data as an input for estimating the Gross Domestic Product.

Texas UnemploymentU.S. - Texas Unemployment Rates

Shows the seasonally adjusted civilian unemployment rate in Texas over the 108 month period beginning with January 2007 and continuing through December 2015 as compared to the seasonally adjusted civilian unemployment rate in the United States during the same period.

New Housing UnitsHousing Starts

Two graphs showing new, privately owned, housing unit building permits in the United States and Texas.