Table 5.4.C. Natural Gas: Consumption for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output,
by Sector, 2004 - 2014 (Million Cubic Feet)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2004 6,726,679 1,809,443 3,654,320 72,072 1,190,844
2005 7,020,709 2,134,859 3,734,286 67,957 1,083,607
2006 7,404,432 2,478,396 3,743,704 67,735 1,114,597
2007 7,961,922 2,736,418 4,104,991 70,074 1,050,439
2008 7,689,380 2,730,134 3,938,245 66,216 954,785
2009 7,937,856 2,911,279 3,961,254 75,555 989,769
2010 8,501,960 3,290,993 4,096,192 85,786 1,028,990
2011 8,723,546 3,446,087 4,127,777 87,026 1,062,657
2012 10,370,812 4,101,927 5,008,867 110,999 1,149,020
2013 9,478,685 3,970,447 4,220,309 117,626 1,170,303
2014 9,409,532 3,899,934 4,246,048 118,591 1,144,959
Year 2012
January 752,291 285,194 363,628 9,137 94,331
February 742,237 274,977 369,553 8,824 88,883
March 773,857 295,548 378,550 8,872 90,887
April 813,147 321,202 393,136 8,528 90,281
May 916,260 376,968 435,499 8,806 94,988
June 987,291 403,071 476,810 9,637 97,774
July 1,200,988 492,043 589,645 12,110 107,190
August 1,119,312 447,137 556,802 10,585 104,789
September 907,466 358,829 443,759 9,306 95,572
October 771,333 304,811 364,384 8,626 93,512
November 680,920 265,122 314,624 8,281 92,894
December 705,710 277,026 322,476 8,288 97,920
Year 2013
January 741,288 310,174 321,512 9,524 100,079
February 666,492 278,139 290,249 8,690 89,413
March 710,500 293,545 310,365 9,417 97,174
April 665,912 268,467 296,361 8,666 92,419
May 717,080 295,973 318,835 8,863 93,410
June 842,478 363,204 373,946 9,627 95,701
July 1,027,790 432,493 478,631 12,137 104,529
August 1,015,404 442,939 457,592 11,260 103,614
September 857,503 365,005 386,477 10,363 95,657
October 741,859 312,216 324,822 9,130 95,691
November 707,774 284,526 316,494 9,218 97,537
December 784,605 323,768 345,024 10,732 105,081
Year 2014
January 782,023 325,184 337,697 13,616 105,526
February 648,695 266,184 284,925 8,706 88,880
March 663,791 272,114 288,694 8,537 94,446
April 646,360 270,418 278,481 8,052 89,409
May 748,053 323,672 323,257 9,033 92,091
June 821,616 348,601 372,150 9,580 91,286
July 953,174 393,278 450,025 10,715 99,157
August 1,010,052 426,786 471,019 11,461 100,785
September 875,732 356,329 414,618 10,126 94,659
October 807,761 323,887 379,503 9,715 94,657
November 703,762 289,294 311,098 9,169 94,202
December 748,513 304,188 334,581 9,883 99,861

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.