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Posted November 19, 2018Today in Energy

Thanksgiving week: EIA data highlight how energy is used in the kitchen ›

As Thanksgiving nears, households across the nation are firing up their stoves, cooktops, and ovens to prepare their feasts. According to the latest data from EIA’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), electricity is the most common fuel used for cooking, with 74.9 million households (63%) using electricity in a stove, cooktop, or oven. The cooking fuel a household uses is often the same fuel it uses to heat the home: 59% of households reported using the same type of fuel for cooking as for main space heating. More

household fuel use and expenditures for cooking

Source: EIA, 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey

Data Highlights

WTI crude oil futures price

11/16/2018: $56.46/barrel

down$3.73 from week earlier
up$1.32 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

11/16/2018: $4.272/MMBtu

up$0.553 from week earlier
up$1.219 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

11/10/2018: 14.318 million tons

down0.643 million tons from week earlier
down0.586 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

11/9/2018: 3,247 Bcf

up39 Bcf from week earlier
down528 Bcf from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

11/9/2018: 442.1 million barrels

up10.3 million barrels from week earlier
down16.9 million barrels from year earlier