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Posted February 10, 2016Today in Energy

U.S. mining and exploration investment declined 35% in 2015 ›

Mining and exploration investment declined 35% in 2015, the second largest year-over-year decline since the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis began reporting the series in 1948. Most mining and exploration investment reflects petroleum exploration and development, but the category also includes natural gas, coal, and other minerals. More


Source: EIA, based on U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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WTI crude oil futures price

2/9/2016: $27.94/bbl

down$1.94 from week earlier
down$24.92 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

2/9/2016: $2.098/mmBtu

up$0.073 from week earlier
down$0.499 from year earlier

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2/8/2016: $1.759/gal

down$0.063 from week earlier
down$0.432 from year earlier

Retail diesel price

2/8/2016: $2.008/gal

down$0.023 from week earlier
down$0.827 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

1/30/2016: 13.611 million tons

up0.550 million tons from week earlier
down6.837 million tons from year earlier

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