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Energy Information Administration

The Energy Information Administration’s main page provides links to up-to-date energy data by source: for example, natural gas production, consumption, imports and exports, wholesale and retail prices. The EIA’s extremely useful This Week in Petroleum feature offers timely information on fuel prices. The site also leads visitors to state and country energy profiles, monthly and annual energy outlooks, greenhouse gas data. Want to know how much petroleum is accessible via offshore drilling? That’s here, too.

The linked “energy kids” site explains different sources of energy and also features lesson plans for teachers.

Comments: The EIA’s projections of future energy consumption and costs often provide a “reality check” on what’s being said by elected officials and candidates.