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Posted July 22, 2014Today in Energy

Fuel economy and average vehicle cost vary significantly across vehicle types ›

Vehicle price and fueling costs are important factors consumers take into account when deciding to purchase a new light-duty vehicle. While vehicle purchase is influenced by cost and fuel economy, other important factors, such as environmental concerns, performance, and style also play a part. Comparison of the fuel savings and incremental vehicle cost among various vehicle fuel types sheds light on how at least some consumers may perceive the value of purchasing a given vehicle fuel type relative to another. More


Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2014

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WTI crude oil futures price

7/21/2014: $104.59/bbl

up$3.68 from week earlier
down$3.46 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

7/21/2014: $3.849/mmBtu

down$0.298 from week earlier
up$0.060 from year earlier

Retail gasoline price

7/21/2014: $3.593/gal

down$0.042 from week earlier
down$0.089 from year earlier

Retail diesel price

7/21/2014: $3.869/gal

down$0.025 from week earlier
down$0.034 from year earlier

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7/12/2014: 18.341 million tons

up0.247 million tons from week earlier
down0.780 million tons from year earlier

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