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Posted October 17, 2017Today in Energy

U.S. coal production fell in first half of 2017 after increasing in late 2016 ›

U.S. coal production averaged 192 million short tons (MMst) per quarter in the first half of 2017, a slight decrease from the second half of 2016 but still above levels reached in the first half of 2016. The recent decline in production was a result of weaker demand for steam coal, about half of which is mined in Wyoming and Montana. More

Source: EIA, Quarterly Coal Report


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WTI crude oil futures price

10/16/2017: $51.87/barrel

up$2.29 from week earlier
up$1.52 from year earlier

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10/16/2017: $2.946/MMBtu

up$0.113 from week earlier
down$0.339 from year earlier

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10/16/2017: $2.489/gal

down$0.015 from week earlier
up$0.232 from year earlier

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10/16/2017: $2.787/gal

up$0.011 from week earlier
up$0.306 from year earlier

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10/7/2017: 15.137 million tons

down0.193 million tons from week earlier
down0.565 million tons from year earlier


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