One department hit by the US govt. shutdown is the US Energy Information Administration. The organization is responsible for critical reports related to the energy market, including: gas storage reports, crude oil and petroleum inventory and several others.
Below is the notice posted on EIA.org:
As a result of the lapse in appropriations for the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the EIA.gov website and our social media channels will not be updated after 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, October 11, 2013. Transactions submitted via the website might not be processed until appropriations are enacted; databases might not be available; and we will not be able to respond to inquiries.
Will the shutdown affect EIA’s reports and data releases?
Yes. The release of all reports and data will cease during the shutdown.
What impact will the shutdown have on respondents?
Respondents to our energy data collection program should continue to submit reports as normally scheduled, which will enable us to maintain continuity of the data. However, please keep in mind that there will be no one present at EIA offices during the shutdown to answer questions or deal with technical issues that may prevent the filing of reports. Therefore, in the event you are unable to submit scheduled reports to EIA, please continue to prepare data for submission, but hold those reports until EIA resumes operations.
Can EIA’s Information Center be reached during the shutdown?
No, the EIA Information Center is closed. Inquiries received during a shutdown will be responded to as soon as possible once EIA offices reopen.