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Posted May 4, 2015Today in Energy

Natural gas, renewables projected to provide larger shares of electricity generation ›

EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015) Reference case projects that electricity consumption will increase at an average annual rate of 0.8% from 2013 to 2040, nearly in line with expected population growth. Continuing a recent trend toward lower levels of carbon-intensive generation, natural gas and renewable generation meet almost all of the increase. More


Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2015

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Retail gasoline price

5/4/2015: $2.664/gal

up$0.094 from week earlier
down$1.020 from year earlier

Retail diesel price

5/4/2015: $2.854/gal

up$0.043 from week earlier
down$1.110 from year earlier

WTI crude oil futures price

5/1/2015: $59.15/bbl

up$2.00 from week earlier
down$40.27 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

5/1/2015: $2.776/mmBtu

up$0.245 from week earlier
down$1.943 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

4/25/2015: 16.822 million tons

down0.168 million tons from week earlier
down2.322 million tons from year earlier

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