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Posted December 5, 2016Today in Energy

Thanksgiving holiday causes unique electricity usage patterns across the country ›

In terms of electricity usage, Thanksgiving Day is one of the most unusual days of the year. Typically at this time of year, electric loads in most regions have a small peak in the morning and a larger peak in the evening. On Thanksgiving, however, the largest peak of the day occurs closer to midday as many Americans gather to celebrate the holiday. More


Source: EIA, EIA-930, U.S. Electric System Operating Data

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Retail gasoline price

12/5/2016: $2.208/gal

up$0.054 from week earlier
up$0.155 from year earlier

Retail diesel price

12/5/2016: $2.480/gal

up$0.060 from week earlier
up$0.101 from year earlier

WTI crude oil futures price

12/2/2016: $51.68/barrels

up$5.62 from week earlier
up$10.60 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

12/2/2016: $3.436/MMBtu

up$0.351 from week earlier
up$1.255 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

11/26/2016: 15.190 million tons

down2.042 million tons from week earlier
up0.208 million tons from year earlier

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