Table 5.4.C. Natural Gas: Consumption for Electricity Generation and 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 6,986,087 2,259,684 3,412,213 73,980 1,240,209
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
2010
January 643,072 244,970 300,842 7,248 90,013
February 565,820 211,934 267,681 6,626 79,580
March 546,948 207,974 248,889 6,584 83,501
April 556,192 210,270 261,212 5,988 78,722
May 646,962 261,882 297,782 5,740 81,557
June 796,212 314,471 391,194 6,185 84,362
July 996,697 387,996 509,185 8,111 91,405
August 1,046,602 411,663 531,340 8,801 94,799
September 791,184 306,156 390,566 7,481 86,980
October 661,732 260,110 310,253 7,431 83,937
November 585,595 219,357 277,182 7,131 81,924
December 664,945 254,209 310,065 8,461 92,210
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

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.