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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

10/6/2015: $48.53/bbl

up$3.30 from week earlier
down$41.81 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

10/6/2015: $2.470/mmBtu

down$0.116 from week earlier
down$1.428 from year earlier

Retail gasoline price

10/5/2015: $2.318/gal

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

Crude oil inventories

10/2/2015: 461.0 mmbbl

up3.1 mmbbl from week earlier
up99.3 mmbbl 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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