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Posted February 7, 2023 Today in Energy

Coal and natural gas plants will account for 98% of U.S. capacity retirements in 2023 ›

In 2023, operators plan to retire 15.6 gigawatts (GW) of electric-generating capacity in the United States, mostly natural gas-fired (6.2 GW) and coal-fired (8.9 GW) power plants, according to our Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory. More

U.S. planned utility-scale electric-generating capacity retirements

Data source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory, December 2022

Data Highlights

WTI crude oil futures price

2/6/2023: $74.11/barrel

down$3.79 from week earlier
down$18.20 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

2/6/2023: $2.457/MMBtu

down$0.220 from week earlier
down$2.115 from year earlier

Retail gasoline price

2/6/2023: $3.444/gal

down$0.045 from week earlier
up$0 from year earlier

Retail diesel price

2/6/2023: $4.539/gal

down$0.083 from week earlier
up$0.588 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

1/28/2023: 12.025 million tons

down0.053 million tons from week earlier
up0.300 million tons from year earlier