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Posted August 23, 2017Today in Energy

Northwest heat wave leads to record levels of summer electricity demand ›

Multiple record-breaking heat waves swept across the western United States this summer, with the latest occurring in the Pacific Northwest on August 1–4, 2017. Coincident with the hot weather, some of the largest electricity balancing authorities in the area experienced record-high summer electricity demand on their systems. More


Source: EIA, based on National Weather Service and National Centers for Environmental Information

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WTI crude oil futures price

8/22/2017: $47.64/barrels

up$0.09 from week earlier
up$0.59 from year earlier

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8/22/2017: $2.939/MMBtu

up$0.004 from week earlier
up$0.260 from year earlier

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8/21/2017: $2.360/gal

down$0.024 from week earlier
up$0.167 from year earlier

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8/18/2017: 463.2 million barrels 

down3.3 million barrels from week earlier
down29.8 million barrels from year earlier

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8/12/2017: 16.469 million tons

up0.342 million tons from week earlier
up1.235 million tons from year earlier

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