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Posted September 2, 2014Today in Energy

Residential electricity prices are rising ›

U.S. retail residential electricity prices for the first half of 2014 averaged 12.3 cents per kilowatthour, an increase of 3.2% from the same period last year. This is the highest year-over-year growth in residential prices for the first half of the year since 2009. Average prices rose in all areas of the country except for the Pacific Census Division (excluding Alaska and Hawaii). More


Source: EIA, August 2014 Electric Power Monthly

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Retail gasoline price

9/1/2014: $3.459/gal

up$0.005 from week earlier
down$0.149 from year earlier

Retail diesel price

9/1/2014: $3.814/gal

down$0.007 from week earlier
down$0.167 from year earlier

WTI crude oil futures price

9/1/2014: $94.55/bbl

up$1.20 from week earlier
down$13.10 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

8/29/2014: $4.065/mmBtu

up$0.225 from week earlier
up$0.447 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

8/23/2014: 19.376 million tons

down0.255 million tons from week earlier
down0.732 million tons from year earlier

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