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December 19, 2014Daily Prices

Daily wholesale and retail prices for various energy products are shown below, including spot prices and select futures prices at national or regional levels. Prices are updated each weekday (excluding federal holidays), typically between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. This page is meant to provide a snapshot of selected daily prices only. Prices are republished by EIA with permission as follows: Wholesale Spot Petroleum Prices from Thomson Reuters, Retail Petroleum Prices from AAA Fuel Gauge Report, Prompt-Month Energy Futures from CME Group, and Select Spot Prices from SNL Energy.

Daily Prices
Wholesale Spot Petroleum Prices, 12/18/14 Close
Product Area Price Percent
Change*
Crude Oil
($/barrel)
WTI 54.18 -4.0
Brent 58.81 -1.7
Louisiana Light 56.78 -3.7
Gasoline (RBOB)
($/gallon)
NY Harbor 1.53 -1.1
Gulf Coast 1.32 -2.7
Los Angeles 1.38 +1.0
Heating Oil
($/gallon)
NY Harbor 1.78 -2.8
Gulf Coast 1.52 -4.5
3:2:1 Crack Spread
($/barrel)
Gulf Coast (LLS) 3.80 +28.7
Low-Sulfur Diesel
($/gallon)
NY Harbor 1.97 -3.4
Gulf Coast 1.69 -1.4
Los Angeles 1.74 +0.5
Propane
($/gallon)
Mont Belvieu, TX 0.54 -1.8
Conway, KS 0.51 -3.0
Retail Petroleum Prices (AAA), 12/18/14 ($/gallon)
Regular Gasoline U.S. Average 2.45 -0.9
Diesel U.S. Average 3.32 -0.7
Financial Indicators, 12/18/14 Close Price Percent
Change*
Commodity Price Index 3348.93 -1.6
S&P 500 Index 2061.23 +2.4
U.S. Dollar Exchange Rate Index 89.21 +0.2
Prompt-Month Energy Futures, 12/18/14 Settlement
Product Price Percent
Change*
Volume Prior Day
Open Interest
Crude Oil ($/barrel) - Nymex Jan 54.11 -4.2 134 52
Gasoline-RBOB ($/gallon) - Nymex Jan 1.53 -2.5 41 63
Heating Oil ($/gallon) - Nymex Jan 1.94 -3.5 45 43
Natural Gas ($/million Btu) - Nymex Jan 3.64 -1.6 139 73
Coal ($/ton) - Nymex Jan 48.98 -4.4 < 1 < 1
Ethanol ($/gallon) - CBOT Jan 1.64 +1.4 1 2
Select Spot Prices for Delivery Today
Region Natural Gas
($/million Btu)
Electricity
($/MWh)
Spark
Spread

($/MWh)
Price Percent
Change*
Price Percent
Change*
New England 6.50 +26.2 50.77 +26.2 5.27
New York City 3.71 +0.3 44.57 +0.9 18.58
Mid-Atlantic 2.96 +1.8 39.63 -4.0 18.88
Midwest 3.83 -1.7 32.25 -4.4 5.45
Louisiana 3.71 -0.2 30.50 -5.4 4.52
Houston 3.60 +0.8 32.75 +5.6 7.55
Southwest 3.62 -0.2 31.25 -3.8 5.95
Southern CA 3.78 -0.9 43.61 +2.4 17.17
Northern CA 3.99 +1.3 41.29 -3.4 13.33
Northwest 3.50 -5.0 26.25 -10.8 1.78

*Percent changes based on daily settlement price from previous business day.
NA = Data was not available at time of retrieval. Percent Change column will display NA if data from previous day was not retrieved.
Sources: CME Group, , SNL Energy, AAA Fuel Gauge Report