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Posted May 22, 2017Today in Energy

Air conditioning and other appliances increase residential electricity use in the summer ›

Residential electricity consumption rises and falls seasonally substantially more than commercial or industrial consumption, largely because of air conditioning use in the summer. According to the most recent data from EIA’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), nearly 9 out of 10 U.S. homes are air conditioned by central units, individual (window, wall, or portable) units, or both. More

Source: EIA, 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey


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WTI crude oil futures price

5/19/2017: $50.33/barrels

up$2.49 from week earlier
up$2.17 from year earlier

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5/19/2017: $3.256/MMBtu

down$0.168 from week earlier
up$1.217 from year earlier

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5/13/2017: 13.490 million tons

up0.158 million tons from week earlier
up2.017 million tons from year earlier

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5/12/2017: 2,369 Bcf

up68 Bcf from week earlier
down375 Bcf from year earlier

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5/12/2017: 520.8 million barrels

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up11.0 million barrels from year earlier


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