Table 5.4.B. Natural Gas: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
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 860,024 0 263,619 41,435 554,970
2003 721,267 0 225,967 19,973 475,327
2004 1,052,100 0 388,424 39,233 624,443
2005 984,340 0 384,365 34,172 565,803
2006 942,817 0 330,878 33,112 578,828
2007 872,579 0 339,796 35,987 496,796
2008 793,537 0 326,048 32,813 434,676
2009 816,787 0 305,542 41,275 469,970
2010 821,775 0 301,769 46,324 473,683
2011 839,681 0 308,669 39,856 491,155
2012 886,103 0 322,607 47,883 515,613
2010
January 72,867 0 26,791 4,086 41,990
February 64,030 0 23,665 3,731 36,634
March 68,097 0 25,259 3,612 39,225
April 62,604 0 22,596 3,279 36,729
May 64,675 0 24,150 3,079 37,446
June 64,855 0 24,210 3,254 37,391
July 74,050 0 28,575 4,452 41,023
August 74,748 0 27,921 4,955 41,872
September 67,954 0 25,235 4,034 38,685
October 67,393 0 23,073 3,960 40,361
November 66,220 0 23,851 3,786 38,583
December 74,282 0 26,442 4,096 43,744
2011
January 72,765 0 27,509 3,590 41,667
February 65,092 0 24,322 2,962 37,808
March 66,500 0 24,958 2,875 38,666
April 64,265 0 23,687 2,685 37,894
May 67,344 0 24,178 3,047 40,119
June 66,791 0 24,165 2,912 39,714
July 77,883 0 29,452 3,910 44,520
August 78,356 0 28,864 3,877 45,616
September 70,438 0 25,286 3,339 41,812
October 66,780 0 23,880 3,155 39,744
November 67,698 0 24,826 3,422 39,450
December 75,769 0 27,542 4,083 44,145
2012
January 75,174 0 27,843 4,072 43,259
February 69,960 0 25,937 3,869 40,154
March 70,324 0 24,040 3,743 42,542
April 71,587 0 25,691 3,484 42,412
May 72,877 0 27,525 3,543 41,808
June 74,822 0 27,995 3,799 43,028
July 82,618 0 29,994 4,798 47,827
August 80,621 0 30,153 4,661 45,807
September 72,357 0 25,807 4,292 42,258
October 70,985 0 25,112 4,005 41,867
November 69,240 0 23,855 3,809 41,577
December 75,537 0 28,655 3,809 43,073

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.