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Posted December 24, 2014Today in Energy

Rail deliveries of U.S. oil continue to increase in 2014 ›

For the next two weeks (Dec.22-Jan.2), Today in Energy will feature our favorite articles from 2014. Today's article was originally published on August 28.

The amount of crude oil and refined petroleum products moved by U.S. railroads increased 9% during the first seven months of this year compared with the same period in 2013. More


Source: EIA, based on Association of American Railroad

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WTI crude oil futures price

12/23/2014: $57.12/bbl

up$1.19 from week earlier
down$41.79 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

12/23/2014: $3.171/mmBtu

down$0.448 from week earlier
down$1.292 from year earlier

Retail heating oil price

12/22/2014: $3.079 /gal

down$0.063 from week earlier
down$0.903 from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

12/19/2014: 387.2 mmbbl

up7.3 mmbbl from week earlier
up19.6 mmbbl from year earlier

Weekly coal production

12/13/2014: 19.808 million tons

up0.197 million tons from week earlier
up1.733 million tons from year earlier

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