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Posted October 24, 2014Today in Energy

Electricity distribution investments rose over the past two decades ›

Investment by U.S. investor-owned utilities in the electricity distribution system has increased over the past two decades. While down from a peak of $20 billion in 2012, 2013 levels remain higher than spending in the 1990s and early 2000s. Increased investment in the electricity distribution system has occurred even as U.S. electricity sales have decreased. More


Source: EIA, from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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WTI crude oil futures price

10/23/2014: $82.09/bbl

down$0.61 from week earlier
down$14.77 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

10/23/2014: $3.622/mmBtu

down$0.174 from week earlier
up$0.003 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

10/18/2014: 18.723 million tons

down0.511 million tons from week earlier
up0.579 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

10/17/2014: 3,393 Bcf

up94 Bcf from week earlier
down336 Bcf from year earlier

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10/17/2014: 377.7 mmbbl

up7.1 mmbbl from week earlier
down2.1 mmbbl from year earlier

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