Definitions, Sources, and Explanatory Notes
The EIA-176 form contains responses submitted from an identified universe of pipelines, local distribution companies, and operators of fields, wells or gas processing plants, who distribute gas to end users or transport gas across State borders; or underground natural gas storage operators.
|Commercial Consumption||Gas used by nonmanufacturing establishments or agencies primarily engaged in the sale of goods or services. Included are such establishments as hotels, restaurants, wholesale and retail stores and other service enterprises; gas used by local, State, and Federal agencies engaged in nonmanufacturing activities.|
|Distribution Use||Natural gas used as fuel in the respondent's operations.|
|Electric Power Consumption||Gas used as fuel in the electric power sector.|
|Electric Power Sector||An energy-consuming sector that consists of electricity-only and combined heat and power (CHP) plants whose primary business is to sell electricity, or electricity and heat, to the public, i.e., North American Industry Classification System code 22 for plants. Combined heat and power plants that identify themselves as primarily in the commercial or industrial sectors are reported in those sectors.|
|Industrial Consumption||Natural gas used for heat, power, or chemical feedstock by manufacturing establishments or those engaged in mining or other mineral extractions as well as consumers in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and construction.|
|Lease Fuel||Natural gas used in well, field, and lease operations, such as gas used in drilling operations, heaters, dehydrators, and field compressors.|
|Pipeline Fuel||Gas consumed in the operation of pipelines, primarily in compressors.|
|Plant Fuel||Natural gas used as fuel in natural gas processing plants.|
|Residential Consumption||Gas used in private dwellings, including apartments, for heating, air-conditioning, cooking, water heating, and other household uses.|
|Vehicle Fuel Consumption||The quantity of fuel used by vehicles. Vehicle fuel consumption is computed as the vehicle miles traveled divided by the fuel efficiency reported in miles per gallon (MPG). Vehicle fuel consumption is derived from the actual vehicle fuel mileage collected and the assigned MPGs obtained from EPA certification files adjusted for on-road driving.|
|Delivered for the Account of Others||Gas that is not owned by the company that delivers it to the consumer. These deliveries include quantities covered by long-term contracts and gas involved in short-term or spot market sales.|
For definitions of related energy terms, refer to the EIA Energy Glossary .
Please note that not all sector items collected on the EIA-176 will match the Natural Gas Annual.
|Sector Item||States where published data are from another source||Source of Published Items|
|Residential||FL, GA, MD, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA||Published price for these States include data from the EIA-910, "Monthly Natural Gas Marketer Survey" as a component of prices. Volumes are from EIA-176 respondents.|
|Commercial||DC, GA, MD, MI, NY, OH, PA, VA||Published price for these States include data from the EIA-910, "Monthly Natural Gas Marketer Survey" as a component of prices. Volumes are from EIA-176 respondents.|
|Electric Power||All states||Electric Power sector data �volumes and prices - are obtained from the EIA-923, "Power Plant Operation Report."|
|Vehicle Fuel||All states||Vehicle fuel volumes are obtained from the EIA-886, "Annual Survey of Alternative Fueled Vehicles" and EIA estimates. Vehicle fuel prices are from EIA-176 respondents.|
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