In this Aug. 27, 2018 file photo, an oil-powered gas-fired power plant is seen in the refinery at the New Hope gas plant in Bakersfield, Calif.
As a result of the shutdown, the price of oil-based products, like gasoline, will go up, while gasoline-based fuels will be priced at the same or lower levels as natural gas.
A gas-based fuel, such as natural oil, is more expensive.
(AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) The Energy Information Administration projects that the U.S. economy will grow by 2.7 percent in 2018.
The country’s energy sector is forecast to add more than 200,000 jobs this year, which is up by about 3 percent from last year.
The U.K. economy grew by 0.2 percent last year and the U of I. economy was up 0.7.