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Posted July 23, 2018Today in Energy

Air conditioning accounts for about 12% of U.S. home energy expenditures ›

Air-conditioning equipment is used in 87% of homes in the United States and, according to the latest EIA Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), home air-conditioning costs averaged $265 in 2015, or 12% of total home energy expenditures. Air-conditioning costs ranged from an average of $525 in the hot-humid region in the Southeast to about $60 in the temperate marine region along the West Coast. The more moderate mixed-humid region, where home air-conditioning costs averaged $262, was closest to the national average. More

U.S. average residential air-conditioning expenditures by climate region

Source: EIA, 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey

Data Highlights

WTI crude oil futures price

7/20/2018: $70.46/barrel

down$0.55 from week earlier
up$23.67 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

7/20/2018: $2.757/MMBtu

up$0.005 from week earlier
down$0.286 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

7/14/2018: 14.476 million tons

up1.525 million tons from week earlier
up0.101 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

7/13/2018: 2,249 Bcf

up46 Bcf from week earlier
down710 Bcf from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

7/13/2018: 411.1 million barrels

up5.8 million barrels from week earlier
down79.5 million barrels from year earlier