Source:, For a million BTU

The chart gives prices in US dollars for a million BTU of energy by source: Brent Crude Oil; West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil; United Kingdom LNG; North American Natural Gas; Central Appalachian Coal; and Powder River Basin Coal.

The graph vividly illustrates the current North America energy market where low natural gas prices are driven by a surplus brought about by huge shale gas discoveries in Canada and the US and “anti-coal” policies brought about by efforts to reduce CO2 emissions from electricity generation.