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Posted May 25, 2017Today in Energy

Energy storage and renewables beyond wind, hydro, solar make up 4% of U.S. power capacity ›

Beyond the main sources of electricity generation capacity in the United States that have recently been discussed in a series of Today in Energy articles, additional amounts of utility-scale capacity are provided by technologies such as hydroelectric pumped storage, batteries, flywheels, and renewable fuels other than hydro, wind, and solar. More


Source: EIA, Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory

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5/24/2017: $51.36/barrels

up$2.29 from week earlier
up$2.74 from year earlier

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5/24/2017: $3.209/MMBtu

up$0.017 from week earlier
up$1.229 from year earlier

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5/22/2017: $2.399/gal

up$0.030 from week earlier
up$0.099 from year earlier

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5/19/2017: 516.3 million barrels

down4.4 million barrels from week earlier
up10.8 million barrels from year earlier

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5/20/2017: 14.339 million tons

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up2.424 million tons from year earlier

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