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Posted August 17, 2018Today in Energy

Electric power sector coal inventories are expected to remain relatively low through 2019 ›

In May 2018, coal inventories, or stockpiles, in the electric power sector totaled 128 million short tons (MMst), 34 MMst (21%) lower than in May 2017, and the lowest at that time of year since 2014. Stockpiles have averaged 35 MMst (22%) lower during the first five months of 2018 compared with 2017. More

U.S. electric power sector coal inventories

Source: EIA, Short-Term Energy Outlook, August 2018

Data Highlights

WTI crude oil futures price

8/16/2018: $65.46/barrel

down$1.35 from week earlier
up$18.68 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

8/16/2018: $2.908/MMBtu

down$0.047 from week earlier
up$0.018 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

8/11/2018: 15.393 million tons

down0.468 million tons from week earlier
down0.318 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

8/10/2018: 2,387 Bcf

up33 Bcf from week earlier
down687 Bcf from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

8/10/2018: 414.2 million barrels

up6.8 million barrels from week earlier
down52.3 million barrels from year earlier