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Posted January 23, 2015Today in Energy

Currency depreciation against the dollar affects oil importers and exporters differently ›

Widely traded futures contracts for North Sea Brent crude oil in global financial markets are typically priced in U.S. dollars (USD). The appreciation, or increase in value, of USD against most other currencies since last summer can either mitigate or exacerbate the effects of the recent sharp decline in USD-denominated crude oil prices, depending on whether a particular country is a net importer or a net exporter of crude oil. More


Source: EIA, based on Bloomberg

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WTI crude oil futures price

1/22/2015: $46.31/bbl

up$0.06 from week earlier
down$50.42 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

1/22/2015: $2.835/mmBtu

down$0.323 from week earlier
down$1.854 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

1/17/2015: 19.361 million tons

up0.475 million tons from week earlier
down0.214 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

1/16/2015: 2,637 Bcf

down216 Bcf from week earlier
up199 Bcf from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

1/16/2015: 397.9 mmbbl

up10.1 mmbbl from week earlier
up46.6 mmbbl from year earlier

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