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Posted March 22, 2017Today in Energy

Record precipitation, snowpack in California expected to increase hydro generation in 2017 ›

For the first time since 2011, California’s drought is significantly weakening—a result of one of the wettest winters on record. More


Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Drought Monitor

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WTI crude oil futures price

3/21/2017: $47.34/barrels

down$0.38 from week earlier
up$7.43 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

3/21/2017: $3.093/MMBtu

up$0.155 from week earlier
up$1.265 from year earlier

Retail heating oil price

3/20/2017: $2.601 /gal

down$0.014 from week earlier
up$0.469 from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

3/17/2017: 533.1 million barrels

up5.0 million barrels from week earlier
up31.6 million barrels from year earlier

Weekly coal production

3/11/2017: 14.703 million tons

down1.022 million tons from week earlier
up1.474 million tons from year earlier

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