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Posted September 25, 2017Today in Energy

Residential electricity prices up 3% in first half of 2017 ›

Retail electricity rates paid by U.S. residential customers averaged 12.8 cents per kilowatthour (kWh) during the first six months of 2017, an increase of about 3% compared to the same period in 2016. First half of 2017 average electricity prices are higher than last year in most areas of the country, with only six states experiencing lower prices. More


Source: EIA, Electric Power Monthly

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Retail gasoline price

9/25/2017: $2.583/gal

down$0.051 from week earlier
up$0.359 from year earlier

Retail diesel price

9/25/2017: $2.788/gal

down$0.003 from week earlier
up$0.406 from year earlier

WTI crude oil futures price

9/22/2017: $50.66/barrel

up$0.77 from week earlier
up$4.34 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

9/22/2017: $2.959/MMBtu

down$0.065 from week earlier
down$0.031 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

9/16/2017: 15.503 million tons

down0.180 million tons from week earlier
up1.044 million tons from year earlier

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