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Posted March 21, 2023 Today in Energy

Waste-to-energy plants are a small but stable source of electricity in the United States ›

Commonly known as waste-to-energy (WTE) plants, facilities that burn municipal solid waste (MSW), or garbage, in boilers to produce steam are a small but steady source of electric power in the United States. More

annual electricity generation from munnicipal solid waste plants

Data source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Power Plant Operations Report

Data Highlights

WTI crude oil futures price

3/20/2023: $67.64/barrel

down$7.16 from week earlier
down$37.06 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

3/20/2023: $2.223/MMBtu

down$0.383 from week earlier
down$2.640 from year earlier

Retail gasoline price

3/20/2023: $3.422/gal

down$0.034 from week earlier
down$0.817 from year earlier

Retail diesel price

3/20/2023: $4.185/gal

down$0.062 from week earlier
down$0.949 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

3/11/2023: 11.383 million tons

down1.506 million tons from week earlier
down0.694 million tons from year earlier