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Posted November 20, 2014Today in Energy

Oil and currency markets reflect expectations for lower global economic growth ›

Since August, both crude oil and currency markets have been influenced by lower economic growth expectations in countries outside the United States. Prices in both markets recently broke out of established trading ranges, driven by concerns about weaker future global demand. The current situation, with the dollar index and oil prices moving in opposite directions, presents a sharp contrast to one in which crude oil supply disruptions or geopolitical risks would cause both the dollar index and crude prices to rise. More


Source: EIA, based on Bloomberg

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WTI crude oil futures price

11/19/2014: $74.58/bbl

down$2.60 from week earlier
down$18.76 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

11/19/2014: $4.371/mmBtu

up$0.186 from week earlier
up$0.815 from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

11/14/2014: 3,594 Bcf

down17 Bcf from week earlier
down201 Bcf from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

11/14/2014: 381.1 mmbbl

up2.6 mmbbl from week earlier
down7.4 mmbbl from year earlier

Weekly coal production

11/8/2014: 18.883 million tons

down0.105 million tons from week earlier
up0.052 million tons from year earlier

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