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Posted April 17, 2015Today in Energy

New maps highlight geologic characteristics of U.S. tight oil, shale plays ›

EIA is currently in the process of updating maps of major tight oil and shale gas plays, including the Eagle Ford and Marcellus plays, which will help to better characterize the geology of key areas of production in the United States. These maps focus on shale and tight oil plays, and characterize plays based on geologic characteristics, including rock type and age. More

Source: EIA, based on data from various published studies


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WTI crude oil futures price

4/16/2015: $56.71/bbl

up$5.92 from week earlier
down$47.05 from year earlier

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4/16/2015: $2.684/mmBtu

up$0.156 from week earlier
down$1.846 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

4/11/2015: 18.015 million tons

up0.603 million tons from week earlier
down1.483 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

4/10/2015: 1,539 Bcf

up63 Bcf from week earlier
up692 Bcf from year earlier

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4/10/2015: 483.7 mmbbl

up1.3 mmbbl from week earlier
up89.6 mmbbl from year earlier


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