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Posted April 12, 2024 Today in Energy ›

Natural gas filled in most of the drop in solar generation in Texas during April 8 eclipse ›

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse briefly but fully obscured sunlight to utility-scale solar electric generation facilities along the eclipse’s path, from Texas through Maine. Texas was especially affected because of how much solar capacity was in the path of totality. More

ERCOT hourly electricity generation

Data source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Hourly Electric Grid Monitor

Data Highlights

WTI crude oil futures price

4/11/2024: $85.02/barrel

down$1.57 from week earlier
up$3.49 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

4/11/2024: $1.764/MMBtu

down$0.010 from week earlier
down$0.422 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

4/6/2024: 7.672 million tons

down1.092 million tons from week earlier
down2.949 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

4/5/2024: 2,283 Bcf

up24 Bcf from week earlier
up435 Bcf from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

4/5/2024: 457.3 million barrels

up5.8 million barrels from week earlier
down13.3 million barrels from year earlier