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Posted October 30, 2014Today in Energy

Colder weather drives forecast of 2014 energy-related CO2 emissions 1.1% above 2013 level ›

In the long term, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are driven by economic and efficiency trends and changes in the fuel mix. But weather fluctuations, which drive the level of energy use for both heating and cooling, are a very significant factor affecting year-to-year variation in fossil fuel consumption and their resulting emissions. More


Source: EIA, Short-Term Energy Outlook (October 2014)

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WTI crude oil futures price

10/29/2014: $82.20/bbl

up$1.68 from week earlier
down$16.00 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

10/29/2014: $3.728/mmBtu

up$0.069 from week earlier
up$0.232 from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

10/24/2014: 3,480 Bcf

up87 Bcf from week earlier
down294 Bcf from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

10/24/2014: 377.7 mmbbl

up7.1 mmbbl from week earlier
down2.1 mmbbl 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

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