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Posted February 27, 2017Today in Energy

U.S. electric generating capacity increase in 2016 was largest net change since 2011 ›

More than 27 gigawatts (GW) of electricity generating capacity was added to the U.S. power grid during 2016, the largest amount of added capacity since 2012. These additions more than offset the retirement of roughly 12 GW of capacity, resulting in a net capacity gain of nearly 15 GW, the largest change since 2011. More


Source: EIA, Electric Power Annual and Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory

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2/27/2017: $2.314/gal

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2/24/2017: $53.99/barrels

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2/24/2017: $2.627/MMBtu

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