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  • 2016
  • With the release of Producer Price Index (PPI) data for October 2016 on November 16, 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) introduced indexes for natural gas distribution by region into the official PPI aggregation structures. (bls.gov)
  • primarily
  • The weights for the natural gas distribution indexes are derived primarily from value-of-shipments data, currently from the 2007 U.S. Census Bureau Economic Census . (bls.gov)
  • data
  • The regional natural gas distribution PPIs were first published on this webpage as experimental with the release of PPI data for July 2014. (bls.gov)
  • Most of the regional natural gas distribution PPIs include data back to June 2012. (bls.gov)
  • Energy
  • The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management conducted annual natural gas sampling for the Gasbuggy, New Mexico, Site on June 20 and 21, 2012. (unt.edu)
  • infrastructure
  • Geographic PPIs for natural gas distribution are useful because prices in this industry tend to change based on local market conditions that result from differences in demand, infrastructure, and weather. (bls.gov)
  • commercial
  • The existing structure of PPIs for natural gas distribution to the ultimate consumer are subdivided into residential, commercial, and industrial users. (bls.gov)