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Posted December 7, 2021Today in Energy

In September, the United States was at its lowest coal stockpiles since 1978 ›

Coal stockpiles at U.S. electric power plants totaled 80 million tons at the end of September, the lowest monthly level since March 1978. As U.S. coal plants have retired and remaining plants are used less, the country’s total coal stockpiles have declined. In addition, increased electricity generation by coal plants during the summer of 2021 also reduced coal inventories. More

U.S. electric power sector coal stocks

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electricity Monthly Update and Monthly Energy Review

Data Highlights

WTI crude oil futures price

12/6/2021: $69.49/barrel

down$0.46 from week earlier
up$23.23 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

12/6/2021: $3.657/MMBtu

down$1.197 from week earlier
up$1.082 from year earlier

Retail gasoline price

12/6/2021: $3.341/gal

down$0.039 from week earlier
up$1.85 from year earlier

Retail diesel price

12/6/2021: $3.674/gal

down$0.046 from week earlier
up$1.148 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

11/27/2021: 11.069 million tons

down0.135 million tons from week earlier
up0.866 million tons from year earlier