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Posted December 15, 2017Today in Energy

U.S. biodiesel production still increasing despite expiration of tax credit ›

Through the first nine months of 2017, U.S. biodiesel production levels were slightly higher than 2016 levels, despite the expiration of a federal biodiesel blender's tax credit at the end of 2016. Domestic biodiesel production may continue to increase because of changes to import policies such as those recently announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce on biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. More

graph of U.S. monthly biodiesel production, as explained in the article text

Source: EIA, Monthly Biodiesel Production Report


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WTI crude oil futures price

12/14/2017: $57.04/barrel

up$0.35 from week earlier
up$6.00 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

12/14/2017: $2.684/MMBtu

down$0.079 from week earlier
down$0.856 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

12/9/2017: 15.532 million tons

down0.163 million tons from week earlier
up0.057 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

12/8/2017: 3,626 Bcf

down69 Bcf from week earlier
down201 Bcf from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

12/8/2017: 443.0 million barrels

down5.1 million barrels from week earlier
down40.2 million barrels from year earlier


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