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Posted January 23, 2018Today in Energy

January’s cold weather affects electricity generation mix in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic ›

The bomb cyclone weather event in early January 2018 resulted in record levels of U.S. natural gas demand and elevated wholesale natural gas and power prices around the country as reported in a special EIA analysis. More

graph of daily generation mix in New England, New York, Mid-Atlantic, as explained in the article text

Source: EIA, based on ISO-NE, NYISO, and PJM

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WTI crude oil futures price

1/22/2018: $63.49/barrel

down$0.81 from week earlier
up$11.07 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

1/22/2018: $3.224/MMBtu

up$0.024 from week earlier
up$0.020 from year earlier

Retail gasoline price

1/22/2018: $2.567/gal

up$0.010 from week earlier
up$0.241 from year earlier

Retail diesel price

1/22/2018: $3.025/gal

down$0.003 from week earlier
up$0.456 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

1/13/2018: 13.472 million tons

up1.407 million tons from week earlier
down1.990 million tons from year earlier

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