Table 5.4.A. Natural Gas: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2002 - 2012 (Million Cubic Feet)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2002 6,126,062 2,259,684 3,148,595 32,545 685,239
2003 5,616,135 1,763,764 3,145,485 38,480 668,407
2004 5,674,580 1,809,443 3,265,896 32,839 566,401
2005 6,036,370 2,134,859 3,349,921 33,785 517,805
2006 6,461,615 2,478,396 3,412,826 34,623 535,770
2007 7,089,342 2,736,418 3,765,194 34,087 553,643
2008 6,895,843 2,730,134 3,612,197 33,403 520,109
2009 7,121,069 2,911,279 3,655,712 34,279 519,799
2010 7,680,185 3,290,993 3,794,423 39,462 555,307
2011 7,883,865 3,446,087 3,819,107 47,170 571,501
2012 9,484,710 4,101,927 4,686,260 63,116 633,407
2010
January 570,204 244,970 274,050 3,162 48,023
February 501,790 211,934 244,016 2,894 42,945
March 478,851 207,974 223,630 2,972 44,275
April 493,588 210,270 238,616 2,709 41,994
May 582,287 261,882 273,632 2,661 44,111
June 731,357 314,471 366,984 2,931 46,970
July 922,648 387,996 480,611 3,659 50,382
August 971,855 411,663 503,418 3,847 52,927
September 723,230 306,156 365,331 3,447 48,295
October 594,338 260,110 287,180 3,471 43,576
November 519,375 219,357 253,331 3,345 43,341
December 590,663 254,209 283,622 4,364 48,467
2011
January 563,712 238,731 273,552 3,518 47,910
February 505,126 208,813 250,551 3,069 42,692
March 503,090 217,538 239,429 3,169 42,953
April 545,924 243,866 253,900 3,062 45,096
May 598,689 268,818 279,002 4,043 46,826
June 727,189 330,305 344,944 3,957 47,982
July 967,125 430,187 478,936 5,316 52,686
August 951,425 421,042 471,544 5,001 53,838
September 711,980 306,699 352,213 4,290 48,779
October 599,544 266,740 284,312 3,727 44,764
November 568,007 242,306 275,414 3,709 46,579
December 642,055 271,041 315,311 4,309 51,394
2012
January 677,117 285,194 335,785 5,065 51,072
February 672,278 274,977 343,616 4,955 48,730
March 703,533 295,548 354,510 5,129 48,345
April 741,560 321,202 367,445 5,044 47,869
May 843,383 376,968 407,974 5,263 53,180
June 912,469 403,071 448,815 5,838 54,745
July 1,118,369 492,043 559,652 7,312 59,363
August 1,038,691 447,137 526,648 5,924 58,982
September 835,109 358,829 417,952 5,014 53,314
October 700,348 304,811 339,272 4,621 51,645
November 611,680 265,122 290,769 4,472 51,317
December 630,173 277,026 293,821 4,479 54,847

Notes: Beginning with the collection of Form EIA-923 in January 2008, the methodology to allocate total fuel consumption for electricity generation and consumption for useful thermal output was changed.
The new methodology was retroactively applied to 2004-2007 data. See the Technical Notes (Appendix C) for further information. See Glossary for definitions.
Values are final. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923 and predecessor forms.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-920 Combined Heat and Power Plant Report, and predecessor forms.
Beginning with 2008 data, the Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report, replaced the following: Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; Form EIA-920, Combined Heat and Power Plant Report.