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Posted June 26, 2019 Today in Energy

U.S. electricity generation from renewables surpassed coal in April ›

In April 2019, U.S. monthly electricity generation from renewable sources exceeded coal-fired generation for the first time based on data in EIA’s Electric Power Monthly. Renewable sources provided 23% of total electricity generation to coal’s 20%. This outcome reflects both seasonal factors as well as long-term increases in renewable generation and decreases in coal generation. EIA includes utility-scale hydropower, wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass in its definition of renewable electricity generation. More

U.S. monthly electricity generation from selected sources

Source: EIA, Electric Power Monthly

Data Highlights

WTI crude oil futures price

6/25/2019: $57.83/barrel

up$3.93 from week earlier
down$10.25 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

6/25/2019: $2.308/MMBtu

down$0.020 from week earlier
down$0.615 from year earlier

Retail gasoline price

6/24/2019: $2.654/gal

down$0.016 from week earlier
down$0.179 from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

6/21/2019: 469.6 million barrels 

down12.8 million barrels from week earlier
up52.9 million barrels from year earlier

Weekly coal production

6/15/2019: 13.251 million tons

up1.087 million tons from week earlier
down1.446 million tons from year earlier