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Looking at US Electricity Prices in 2017

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US electricity prices

According to the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration), retail electricity prices were $0.10 per kilowatt-hour in 1Q17, 1.7% higher than in 1Q16. The residential sector saw the most significant price increase of 2.5%. Higher electricity prices during the quarter could have a positive impact on utilities’ (XLU) top lines in 1Q17.

EIA electricity prices

The EIA expects electricity prices to rise 2.6% in 2017 compared to 2016. Prices could rise due to an increase in natural gas (UNG) prices.

To learn more about US electricity prices, please read A Look at US Electricity Prices and the Factors Impacting Them.

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