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Posted October 7, 2015Today in Energy

Nationwide, electricity generation from coal falls while natural gas rises ›

The monthly natural gas share of total U.S. electricity generation surpassed the coal share for the second time ever in July, with natural gas fueling 35.0% of total generation to coal's 34.9% share. Compared to the previous July, coal-fired generation fell in every region of the country, while natural gas-fired generation rose in every region. More

Source: EIA, Electric Power Monthly


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WTI crude oil futures price

10/5/2015: $46.26/bbl

up$1.83 from week earlier
down$43.48 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

10/5/2015: $2.450/mmBtu

down$0.113 from week earlier
down$1.589 from year earlier

Retail gasoline price

10/5/2015: $2.318/gal

down$0.004 from week earlier
down$0.981 from year earlier

Retail diesel price

10/5/2015: $2.492/gal

up$0.016 from week earlier
down$1.241 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

9/26/2015: 17.509 million tons

down0.294 million tons from week earlier
down2.802 million tons from year earlier


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