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Posted December 12, 2017Today in Energy

Refined coal has made up nearly one-fifth of coal-fired power generation so far in 2017 ›

The U.S. power sector consumption of coal is increasingly shifting to refined coal, even as coal-fired electricity generation decreases. Use of refined coal has increased from 17% of power sector coal consumption in 2016 to 19% so far in 2017, based on data through September. More

graph of U.S. power sector coal consumption, as explained in the article text

Source: EIA, Power Plant Operations Report


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WTI crude oil futures price

12/11/2017: $57.99/barrel

up$0.52 from week earlier
up$6.49 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

12/11/2017: $2.828/MMBtu

down$0.157 from week earlier
down$0.918 from year earlier

Retail gasoline price

12/11/2017: $2.485/gal

down$0.015 from week earlier
up$0.249 from year earlier

Retail diesel price

12/11/2017: $2.910/gal

down$0.012 from week earlier
up$0.417 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

12/2/2017: 15.695 million tons

up1.627 million tons from week earlier
up1.291 million tons from year earlier


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