Table 5.4.C. Natural Gas: Consumption for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output,
by Sector, 2003 - 2013 (Million Cubic Feet)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2003 6,337,402 1,763,764 3,371,452 58,453 1,143,734
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
2011
January 636,477 238,731 301,061 7,108 89,577
February 570,218 208,813 274,873 6,032 80,500
March 569,590 217,538 264,388 6,044 81,620
April 610,190 243,866 277,587 5,747 82,990
May 666,033 268,818 303,180 7,090 86,945
June 793,979 330,305 369,109 6,869 87,696
July 1,045,008 430,187 508,388 9,226 97,207
August 1,029,781 421,042 500,407 8,878 99,454
September 782,418 306,699 377,499 7,629 90,591
October 666,323 266,740 308,192 6,882 84,509
November 635,705 242,306 300,240 7,130 86,029
December 717,824 271,041 342,852 8,392 95,539
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
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

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.