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Posted December 2, 2016Today in Energy

Federal leasing for offshore wind grows as first U.S. offshore wind farm comes online ›

The first commercial U.S. offshore wind farm, Block Island, is scheduled to come online in late 2016. Located three miles off the southeastern coast of Rhode Island, Block Island consists of five wind turbines that will produce 30 megawatts of electricity. The electricity will be used on Block Island, where electricity is currently supplied by diesel-powered generators. More

Source: EIA, based on BOEM


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12/1/2016: $51.06/barrels

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12/1/2016: $3.505/MMBtu

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up$1.340 from year earlier

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11/26/2016: 15.190 million tons

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11/25/2016: 3,995 Bcf

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11/25/2016: 488.1 million barrels

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