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Posted May 4, 2015Today in Energy

Natural gas, renewables projected to provide larger shares of electricity generation ›

EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015) Reference case projects that electricity consumption will increase at an average annual rate of 0.8% from 2013 to 2040, nearly in line with expected population growth. Continuing a recent trend toward lower levels of carbon-intensive generation, natural gas and renewable generation meet almost all of the increase. More


Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2015

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WTI crude oil futures price

4/30/2015: $59.63/bbl

up$1.89 from week earlier
down$40.11 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

4/30/2015: $2.751/mmBtu

up$0.220 from week earlier
down$2.064 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

4/25/2015: 16.822 million tons

down0.168 million tons from week earlier
down2.322 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

4/24/2015: 1,710 Bcf

up81 Bcf from week earlier
up741 Bcf from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

4/24/2015: 489.0 mmbbl

up5.3 mmbbl from week earlier
up91.3 mmbbl from year earlier

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