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Posted January 19, 2018 Today in Energy

Hydroelectric generation in Montana recovers from last summer’s flash drought ›

Montana experienced exceptionally hot and dry conditions last summer, which resulted in wildfires and a flash drought—an unpredictable drought that intensified very quickly. As a result, the hydropower share of the state’s electricity generation dropped below normal levels. More

graph of montana weekly drought status, as explained in the article text

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Drought Monitor


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WTI crude oil futures price

1/18/2018: $63.95/barrel

up$0.15 from week earlier
up$12.87 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

1/18/2018: $3.189/MMBtu

up$0.105 from week earlier
down$0.113 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

1/13/2018: 13.472 million tons

up1.407 million tons from week earlier
down1.990 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

1/12/2018: 2,584 Bcf

down183 Bcf from week earlier
down368 Bcf from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

1/12/2018: 412.7 million barrels

down6.9 million barrels from week earlier
down72.8 million barrels from year earlier


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