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Posted September 19, 2018Today in Energy

One in three U.S. households faces a challenge in meeting energy needs ›

Nearly one-third of U.S. households (31%) reported facing a challenge in paying energy bills or sustaining adequate heating and cooling in their homes in 2015. According to the most recent results from EIA’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), about one in five households reported reducing or forgoing necessities such as food and medicine to pay an energy bill, and 14% reported receiving a disconnection notice for energy service. Households may also use less energy than they would prefer; 11% of households surveyed reported keeping their home at an unhealthy or unsafe temperature. More

households that experienced energy insecure situations

Source: EIA, Residential Energy Consumption Survey 2015

Data Highlights

WTI crude oil futures price

9/18/2018: $69.85/barrel

up$0.60 from week earlier
up$19.94 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

9/18/2018: $2.933/MMBtu

up$0.105 from week earlier
down$0.213 from year earlier

Retail gasoline price

9/17/2018: $2.841/gal

up$0.008 from week earlier
up$0.207 from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

9/14/2018: 394.1 million barrels 

down2.1 million barrels from week earlier
down78.7 million barrels from year earlier

Weekly coal production

9/8/2018: 14.145 million tons

down1.471 million tons from week earlier
down0.812 million tons from year earlier