Friday, April 12, 2019

Event Update For 2019-04-11

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2019-04-11 - Unknown odor evacuates school in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "FDNY was called to Khalil Gibran International Academy at 362 Schermerhorn Street just before 1 p.m. for reports of an odor inside. By 1:30 p.m., the building had been evacuated and firefighters were still on scene investigating, an FDNY spokesman said."

2019-04-11 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Brussels (Belgium):

Quote: "On 11 April, a British Airways Airbus A319 (G-DBCG) operating flight BA2652 between London Gatwick to Salzburg diverted to Brussels Airport. Pilots reported smoke in the cockpit, declared a general emergency and decided to quickly land at the Belgian airport. Three hours after the safe landing, the aircraft is still on the ground in Belgium."

Note: This is the 49th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-11 - Petrochemical complex damaged by explosion and fire at 1:25 AM in coastal Pengerang (Malaysia), 2 injured:

Quote: "Pictures and videos of the explosion have been circulating on social media, with internet users saying the blast could be felt as far off as Pasir Gudang."

2019-04-11 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Dundee (Scotland):

2019-04-11 - Brush truck bursts into flame at 2:12 AM while parked inside fire station in South Adams County (Colorado):

Quote: "The brush truck is a total loss and station 8 will be closed for an investigation and repairs."

2019-04-11 - Thousands of wildfires break out across Thailand, Myanmar and Laos:

Quote: "Bush fires have devastated nearly 2.7 million rai (there are 2.5 Rai in an Acre) of forests in nine northern provinces."

Note: Thailand and Myanmar are on the western coast of that part of the landmass (and Laos borders both of them), just like the fire on the Western Isles off Scotland, mentioned in the 2019-04-10 update, the fires in Chile, Portugal, British Columbia in Canada, Washington State, Oregon and California, among other places....

2019-04-11 - California races to deter disaster as towns face fire risk:

2019-04-11 - Transformer bursts into flame and causes blackouts in the Suncrest area in Morgantown (West Virginia):

2019-04-11 - Recycling center fire breaks out in Saticoy (California):

2019-04-11 - Brush fire breaks out in coastal Stuart (Florida):

2019-04-11 - Tug boat bursts into flame near coastal St. George’s Harbour (Bermuda):

2019-04-11 - Two yachts destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Dordrecht (Netherlands):

2019-04-11 - Yacht bursts into flame just after 5:30 AM near coastal Moreton Island (Australia):

Note: These are the 320th, 321st, 322nd and 323rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-11 - School bus bursts into flame outside school in coastal Middletown (New Jersey):

Note: This is the 60th school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 191st bus to burn in 2019...

2019-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 in Kenner (Louisiana):

2019-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at truck stop in Dillon (South Carolina):

2019-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just after 5 AM on I-16 in Bulloch County (Georgia):

2019-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-57 near Dongola (Illinois):

2019-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the Pfänder Tunnel in Pfänder (Austria):

2019-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at roundabout near Crownhill (Britain):

2019-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A52 near HM Prison Whatton (Britain):

2019-04-11 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame on Eastway in Fulwood (Britain):

2019-04-11 - Tractor (harvester) bursts into flame on Fennington Lane in Kingston St Mary (Britain):

2019-04-11 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame and explodes between Yarford and Bishops Lydeard near Taunton (Britain):

Note: These are the 573rd-582nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-11 - Truck bursts into flame on the A386 Tavistock Road near Derriford (Britain), separate crash too:

2019-04-11 - Two RVs destroyed by fire while parked in Cottonwood (California):

Note: These are the 112th and 113th RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-04-11 - Van bursts into flame on Highway 12 near McAdams (Mississippi):

2019-04-11 - Van bursts into flame on I-85 in Fulton County (Georgia):

2019-04-11 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home on Taylor Avenue in Racine (Wisconsin):

2019-04-11 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at Chester-Andover Elementary School in Chester (Vermont):

2019-04-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in coastal Burton (South Carolina):

2019-04-11 - Car bursts into flame before 6:15 AM on I-95 in coastal Hollywood (Florida), separate crash too:

Quote: "The crash, near the exit to Hollywood Boulevard, was reported about 6:15 a.m. and was temporarily closing all southbound lanes in order to accommodate rescue crews and start clearing the travel lanes. A short distance south of that crash, there was an earlier car fire that was blocking three right lanes."

2019-04-11 - Car bursts into flame on I-45 in Spring (Texas):

2019-04-11 - Car bursts into flame on I-44 near Medicine Park (Oklahoma):

2019-04-11 - Car bursts into flame on Burtonwood Road in Warrington (Britain):

2019-04-11 - Car bursts into flame on Gayton Road in King's Lynn (Britain):

2019-04-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-74 near Oakwood (Illinois):

2019-04-11 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on bridge in Jiulongpo (China):

2019-04-11 - Two cars and outbuilding go up in flames at 1:58 AM in coastal Seaton (Britain):

Quote: "Outbuilding Fire, Seaton(Allerdale) 11 Apr 2019 At 01:58 hours on 11th April 2019 two fire engines from Workington were mobilised to an outbuilding fire in Seaton. On arrival crews found a fire involving a welfare unit that had affected two cars. Crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. Crews were in attendance for approximately thirty five minutes."

2019-04-11 - Auto shop damaged by explosion and fire shortly before 4 AM in Scarborough (Canada):

2019-04-11 - Barn destroyed by fire, fire spreads, home destroyed too, near Shenandoah (Iowa):

2019-04-11 - Beer distributor destroyed by fire in Ringtown (Pennsylvania):

2019-04-11 - Office building damaged by fire on Southchurch Road in coastal Southend-on-Sea (Britain):

2019-04-11 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Keema Avenue in North Highlands (California):

2019-04-11 - Home under construction damaged by fire on Savannah Trail in Southlake (Texas):

2019-04-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 11 PM on West Amazon Drive in the Fox Hollow area in Eugene (Oregon):

2019-04-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire on East Green Street in Winterset (Iowa):

2019-04-11 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours on Oak Park Village Drive in Wildwood (Missouri):

2019-04-11 - Home destroyed by huge fire on Barber Hill Road in East Windsor (Connecticut):

2019-04-11 - Home destroyed by fire on Snows Corner Road in Orrington (Maine):

2019-04-11 - Home and vacant building go up in flames at 6:05 AM in the Grand Crossing area in Chicago (Illinois):

2019-04-11 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in coastal Waipahu (Hawaii):

2019-04-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Stockbridge (Georgia):

2019-04-11 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire shortly after 4:30 AM in Wilkinsburg (Pennsylvania):

2019-04-11 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:45 AM in Lauderdale County (Alabama), 2 killed:

2019-04-11 - Deadly fire burns home on Brookdale Place in Cranford (New Jersey), 1 killed:

2019-04-11 - Deadly fire destroys home at 12:35 AM on Shauberger Road in Centerville (Pennsylvania), 2 killed:

2019-04-11 - Three people die in canal in Pasrur (Pakistan):

2019-04-11 - Man, 45, found dead at Sand Beach in coastal Acadia National Park (Maine):

2019-04-11 - Man in his 20s found dead in the water at Little River Canyon State Park (Alabama):

2019-04-11 - Person found dead along the James River in Bedford County (Virginia):

2019-04-11 - Man, 75, dies after being pulled from submerged car in Otsego Lake at the Lake Front Boat Ramp in Cooperstown (New York):

2019-04-11 - Woman, 38, found dead near Railroad Street in Virginia (Minnesota):

2019-04-11 - Man found dead in creek or culvert in Salisbury (Massachusetts):

2019-04-11 - Man found dead in Lake Michigan near Waukegan (Illinois):

2019-04-11 - Woman, 30, found dead in motel in Clovis (New Mexico):

2019-04-11 - Man in his 20s or 30s found dead in riverbed in South El Monte (California):

2019-04-11 - Man, 25, found dead in Junction Creek off of Riverside Drive in Greater Sudbury (Canada):

2019-04-11 - Man found dead near Arbutus Cove Lane in coastal Saanich (Canada):

2019-04-11 - Woman, 63, prominent diver, found dead in the water off coastal Gijang (South Korea):

Quote: "According to Ulsan Coast Guards, a woman in her 60s was found dead on the waters off of Daebyeon port in Gijang yesterday morning. The woman has been identified as Ms. Park Mal-ae, a 63-year-old female diver known as the Haenyeo Supilga, or female essayist and diver."

2019-04-11 - Woman, 34, former CNN host, collapses and dies in Kenya:

2019-04-11 - Teen, 14, found dead in apartment in Jerusalem (Israel):

2019-04-11 - Sailor, man, found dead in reservoir at Zebi Dam (Pakistan):

2019-04-11 - Man, 47, found dead in coastal Limerick (Ireland):

2019-04-11 - Man has 'medical episode' and drops dead near the Darwen Tower in Darwen (Britain):

Quote: "A man has died while walking close to Darwen tower this afternoon, police have confirmed. It was thought the man had a medical episode and police are not treatment the incident as suspicious."

2019-04-11 - Woman found dead in underground carpark in Dawlish (Britain):

2019-04-11 - Man, 52, dies while diving in former quarry near Tidenham (Britain):

Quote: "A diver has died at the National Diving & Activity Centre near Tidenham in Gloucestershire. Police said the 52-year-old man was from Great Yarmouth in Norfolk and was pulled from the water at the centre, which uses a former quarry for divers to explore."

2019-04-11 - Woman in her 50s has 'medical incident' and goes into cardiac arrest on passenger bus in coastal Exeter (Britain):

Quote: "On Wednesday a spokesperson for the ambulance service said: 'We were called at 9.36am about a medical incident on Heavitree Road near Summerlands Court.'"

2019-04-11 - Man, 64, has 'medical problem', van slams into tree, near Richer (Canada), 1 killed:

Quote: "Belisle says it appears the driver had some sort of medical problem that led to the mishap."

2019-04-11 - Woman has 'medical event', SUV crashes into carwash, in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

Quote: "We are told that the driver of an SUV suffered a medical event, lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a carwash near the intersection of Dupont and Coldwater at the Shell gas station."

2019-04-11 - Man, 35, has 'medical event', car plunges into Lake Champlain in Addison (Vermont), 1 injured:

Quote: "It is believed that Finnessey suffered an undetermined medical event prior to crash."

2019-04-11 - Man in his 30s has 'medical episode', car crashes into traffic lights and overturns, in Oakington (Britain):

Quote: "The driver, in his 30s, 'suffered a medical episode which caused the collision' in Dry Drayton Road, Oakington, Cambridgeshire, police said."

2019-04-11 - Small plane crashes onto baseball field at high school in Meriden (Connecticut), engine failure, 1 injured:

2019-04-11 - Small plane crashes near Hodges Field in Americus (Georgia), 1 injured:

2019-04-11 - Small plane crashes into pole, lands on street, in Fulton (New York), 1 injured:

2019-04-11 - Small plane crashes northeast of Bethel (Alaska), engine failure:

2019-04-11 - Small plane lands at airport and flips over in Fullerton (California):

2019-04-11 - Small plane crashes and burns at golf course in coastal Southport (Britain):

2019-04-11 - Passenger train's brakes fail, train derails near station in Mehrabpur (Pakistan), dozens injured:

2019-04-11 - Freight train derails in Gongyi (China), 4 killed, 2 people missing:

2019-04-11 - Passenger bus crashes into pedestrians in Shomria (Israel), 20 injured:

2019-04-11 - Passenger bus overturns near Oruro (Bolivia), 7 killed, 30 injured:

2019-04-11 - Tractor trailer crashes into guardrail and pickup truck on US 24 in Paulding County (Ohio), 1 injured:

Quote: "Troopers reported that Fuhs may have been experiencing a medical issue at the time of the crash."

2019-04-11 - Tractor trailer overturns at 6:14 AM on I-75 in Bradley County (Tennessee):

2019-04-11 - SUV crashes into car, bursts into flame, on the M1 near Dapto (Australia), near the coast:

2019-04-11 - SUV veers off road at 1:30 AM, crashes into tree and pole, in Portland (Oregon), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-04-11 - Pickup truck veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, on Lake Road in Pleasant Township (Ohio), 2 injured:

2019-04-11 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, on US 101 near Westlake Village (California), 1 killed:

Quote: "'They don’t really know why she went off the road,' Cancilla said. 'We’re all wondering if she fell asleep or had a heart attack or a stroke. It’s kind of a mystery.'"

2019-04-11 - Car veers off road, crashes all the way into daycare, in Janesville (Wisconsin):

2019-04-11 - Car crashes into business at shopping center in Florissant suburb of St. Louis (Missouri), 1 injured:

2019-04-11 - Dog attacks and injures baby in Hawick (Scotland):

2019-04-11 - Sinkhole opens on Highway 53 in Huntsville (Alabama):

2019-04-11 - Doctor's office partially collapses in Chicago (Illinois):

2019-04-11 - Footbridge collapses in coastal Mumbai (India), 2 injured:

2019-04-11 - Fijians living with the disastrous impacts of climate change:

2019-04-11 - Climate change is forcing farmers in Guatemala to leave their land for the US:

Note: Yeah, it's just great here, except for the droughts, flooding, bomb cyclones, megafires, algae outbreaks and people dropping dead!

2019-04-11 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean off the coast of Honshu (Japan):

2019-04-11 - Spring Storm Wesley brings power outages, closes schools, cancels flights, shuts down interstates:

2019-04-11 - Massive dust storm damages crops in Rajasthan (India):

2019-04-11 - Trump brushes aside environmental concerns, signs 2 executive orders to speed up gas and oil projects:

Note: Who needs an environment if you have gas and oil?!

2019-04-11 - US budget deficit running 15% higher than a year ago:

Note: Well, Trump did say he'd run the government like one of his businesses!


  1. Ha-haaa Jonny, lot's of "firsts" here today (i believe): a brush fire AND a brush-fire truck burned up, 3 yachts destroyed by fire, and BOTH a freight train AND a passenger train derailed on the same day! Jeez!

    [as Jimmy Durante used to say (i know, i'm showing my age): "everybody's tryin'-a get into the act!"]
    Foreshock For Something Bigger? A Magnitude 4.6 Earthquake Just Struck A Fault Line Off The Coast Of Northern California

    An unusually large earthquake just hit the west coast. According to the USGS, a magnitude 4.6 earthquake that was centered directly on a fault line happened approximately 221 kilometers west of Ferndale, California on Friday. Fortunately it was far enough away from shore that no major damage was caused. But if this was just a foreshock for a larger event that is still to come, then there is definitely reason to be concerned. Scientists tell us that California is way overdue for the “Big One”, and as you will see below, when it finally arrives it could potentially be the worst cataclysm in American history up to this point. [more; oh, it's comin']

    BLACK BEAR NEWS 4.12.19 Buildings are killing up to 1bn birds a year in US, scientists estimate [~ 18.5 min.]

    Methane, Sulfur Dioxide & EQ Report with Margo (April 12, 2019) [~ 37.75 min.]

    B for BOMB: Big sunspot is crackling with B-class solar flares although we are in a long and deep SOLAR MINIMUM

    The sun’s weakening magnetic field also allows cosmic rays to enter the solar system.

    Finally, the sun dims, especially at extreme ultraviolet wavelengths. This, in turn, causes the upper atmosphere to cool and contract. Aerodynamic drag that would normally cause satellites to decay is reduced; space junk accumulates. [more]

    Experts predict a long, deep solar minimum

    If you like solar minimum, good news: It could last for years. That was one of the predictions issued last week by an international panel of experts who gathered at NOAA's annual Space Weather Workshop to forecast the next solar cycle. If the panel is correct, already-low sunspot counts will reach a nadir sometime between July 2019 and Sept 2020, followed by a slow recovery toward a new Solar Maximum in 2023-2026. [more]

    [gee, 2023 is when a lot more people start dying on Earth, since by 2026 we're all gone according to McPherson]

    [good news from our Health desk]

    Marijuana may improve women’s enjoyment of sex

    About one-third of U.S. women have used marijuana before sex, a small study suggests, and those who do report increased desire and better orgasms. [more]

    The researchers surveyed 373 female patients at an obstetrics and gynecology practice in an academic medical center in Saint Louis, Missouri. Overall, 127 women, or 34 percent, reported using marijuana before sexual activity. [more; did Jonny put the "stud" in this study?!]

    Coral larvae production drops by 90 percent after marine heat waves – “We used to think that the Great Barrier Reef was too big to fail – until now”

    The damage caused to the Great Barrier Reef by global warming has compromised the capacity of its corals to recover, according to new research published today in Nature. [more]

    [more below]

  2. Christian faithful take up climate protest – “If God created all that is, what does it mean for us to be destroying it?”

    Cloaked in black and carrying white buckets filled with artificial blood, the group filed in silence to the entrance of London’s Downing Street, behind a troupe of child and teen activists.

    Ringing a bell as they walked, the 45 adults – all participants in Extinction Rebellion, a protest movement seeking rapid action to curb global warming – formed an arc facing the British prime minister’s residence and poured out their buckets, turning the surrounding road into a sea of red.

    The liquid, they said, symbolized “the blood of our children,” on the hands of politicians who have failed to act on climate change and stem its impacts, from worsening floods and droughts to growing poverty and water and food shortages. [more]
    Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits near the coast of Central Sulawesi, tsunami possible, Indonesia

    A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit near the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia at 11:40 UTC on April 12, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 17.5 km (10.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of M6.8 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). [more]

    2018's Hemispheric Heat Wave Wasn't Possible Without Climate Change, Scientists Say

    Heat waves are covering wider areas, and people are suffering the consequences. With 2°C of warming, most summers will look like 2018, scientists say. [more]

    French court determines that Bayer's Monsanto is liable for farmer's sickness

    [from our Pompous Bastards file]
    Will Russiagate mastermind John Brennan ever face justice?

    Okay, so Brennan says he gathered "information and intelligence that revealed contacts between Russian officials and persons in the Trump campaign."

    What information? What intelligence? What officials? Brennan has never identified anyone and never produced a lick of evidence to back up any of his claims, and yet, his testimony was taken as gospel truth. Why? Why would anyone in their right mind trust anything Brennan has to say? Hasn't Brennan lied to Congress in the past? Didn't the CIA's inspector general find that Brennan's agents "improperly" spied on US Senate staffers"? Hasn't Brennan defended the use of torture and promoted Obama's homicidal drone program? Hasn't Brennan revealed his personal animus and vitriolic hatred for Donald Trump many, many times before. So why would anyone trust what he has to say? It makes no sense. The man has a major credibility problem which is a polite way of saying he's a serial liar. [more; no wonder he headed the CIA - Certified Individual Assholes]
    Meteor fireball recorded over San Antonio, Texas

    [continued below]

  3. April floods and landslides leave at least 10 dead in Colombia - 57 severe weather events recorded

    Colombia's National Unit for the Management of Disaster Risk (UNGRD) reported that since the start of the current rainy season (01 April, 2019) the National Crisis Room has recorded 57 severe weather events, including damage caused by torrential rain and thunderstorms, as well as 24 landslides and 19 floods. [more; JEEZ!]

    Extreme weather cost Scottish farmers £131m in 2018

    "This year, the mild winter has boosted crop growth but the variability is already a huge challenge - and climate change is going to lead to more frequent, extreme and unpredictable weather events, like we saw across 2017 and 2018. [more]

    Yellow, orange and brown snow fell from sky in Central United States

    ["don't eat the yellow snow"]

    [here's one for your Collapsing Infrastructure column, Jonny]
    26 electricity poles in a row collapse on a street in Seattle for no apparent reason

    The more than two dozen power poles that collapsed near the Museum of Flight on Friday underwent a "full inspection" three years ago, and showed no risks of a mass failure, said Debra Smith, the recently-hired CEO of Seattle City Light.

    City Light doesn't have an explanation yet about why any of the poles suddenly toppled at 4 p.m. Friday, causing a domino effect where not just one but an entire row snapped.

    Why did poles break on the west side of the six-lane road but not the east side? Why would so many topple together? [more]

    Migrants break border gate, force their way into Mexico

    Mexican authorities said a group of about 350 migrants broke the locks on a gate at the Guatemalan border Friday and forced their way into southern Mexico to join a larger group of migrants trying to make their way toward the United States.
    [more; oh, they sound like "fun" people . ..]

    The Dow Gains 269 Points Because Earnings and China Have Made Recession Fears a Distant Memory

    Stocks rose across the board on Friday, with all three major market indexes notching gains. After a dry spell, first-quarter earnings season finally arrived, with bank earnings that boosted investors’ moods, and plenty more big names on deck for next week. Finally, a distraction from the dearth of news about U.S.-China negotiations. [more]

    Cryptographer close to Assange arrested for attempting to 'destabalise' Ecuador

    A suspected collaborator of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Thursday in Ecuador while trying to 'travel' to Japan, the South American country's interior minister said.

  4. News Links, April 13, 2019
    Rice Farmer

    Lacy Hunt Blasts MMT and Speaks of Hyperinflation If Implemented

    China's Debt Bomb Is Back: Beijing Injects Most Ever Credit For Month Of March

    U.S. slaps sanctions on four shipping firms, nine ships, carrying oil from Venezuela

    The Next Geopolitical Flashpoint For Oil

    Venezuela Continues Shipping Oil To Cuba

    Russia Replaces Venezuelan Crude On European Markets

    Census of Agriculture shows continued decline in number of US farms

    Blizzard forces closure of some U.S. grain processors and elevators

    Consumer Drug Ads: 20 Years of Pushing Expensive Meds and Diseases People Probably Don't Have

    Permian's flaring rises by 85% as oil boom continues

    Surprise, surprise! IMF approves $4.2bn loan for Ecuador

    Dirty laundry: Assange and the Unforgivable Sin of Disemboweling Official Narratives

    Chelsea and Julian are in Jail. History Trembles. (Craig Murray)

    How You Can Be Certain That The US Charge Against Assange Is Fraudulent

    All the Ways the US Military's Infrastructure Crisis Is Getting Worse

    Daunting salvage task awaits Japanese F-35 investigators baffled by crash

    What Would Life Be Like Without Trucks? We'll Find Out When Truckers Strike April 12

    Americans Are Delaying Health Care Until Tax Refunds Arrive

    Import and Export Prices Surge on Rising Energy Prices