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Posted January 17, 2018Today in Energy

Wholesale power prices in 2017 were stable in the east, but increased in Texas, California ›

Wholesale electricity prices at major trading hubs in the eastern United States during 2017 were relatively unchanged from 2016, while average monthly wholesale prices in California and Texas increased by 18% and 27%, respectively, in 2017. More

graph of monthly average wholesale electricity prices at selected trading hubs, as explained in the article text

Source: EIA, based on data from S&P Global Market Intelligence

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WTI crude oil futures price

1/16/2018: $63.73/barrel

up$0.77 from week earlier
up$11.36 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

1/16/2018: $3.129/MMBtu

up$0.206 from week earlier
down$0.290 from year earlier

Retail gasoline price

1/15/2018: $2.557/gal

up$0.035 from week earlier
up$0.199 from year earlier

Retail diesel price

1/15/2018: $3.028/gal

up$0.032 from week earlier
up$0.443 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

1/6/2018: 12.065 million tons

up1.583 million tons from week earlier
down1.488 million tons from year earlier

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