Table 5.4.D. Natural Gas: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2002 - 2012 (Billion Btus)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2002 6,249,585 2,307,358 3,214,286 30,626 697,315
2003 5,735,770 1,809,003 3,200,057 39,424 687,286
2004 5,827,470 1,857,247 3,351,469 33,623 585,132
2005 6,212,116 2,198,098 3,444,875 34,645 534,498
2006 6,643,926 2,546,169 3,508,597 35,473 553,687
2007 7,287,714 2,808,500 3,872,646 34,872 571,697
2008 7,087,191 2,803,283 3,712,872 34,138 536,899
2009 7,301,522 2,981,285 3,750,080 35,046 535,111
2010 7,852,665 3,359,035 3,882,995 40,356 570,279
2011 8,052,309 3,511,732 3,906,484 48,509 585,584
2012 9,696,575 4,179,725 4,802,741 64,987 649,122
2010
January 582,992 249,924 280,499 3,235 49,335
February 513,087 216,353 249,652 2,960 44,121
March 489,636 212,288 228,811 3,036 45,501
April 504,598 214,384 244,312 2,767 43,135
May 595,320 267,066 280,193 2,712 45,348
June 747,778 320,923 375,608 2,994 48,253
July 943,538 396,426 491,656 3,742 51,714
August 993,608 420,430 514,923 3,937 54,318
September 740,053 312,993 373,945 3,526 49,589
October 608,011 265,734 294,030 3,549 44,699
November 530,776 223,630 259,174 3,423 44,549
December 603,269 258,885 290,192 4,476 49,717
2011
January 575,521 243,212 279,664 3,624 49,021
February 516,427 212,934 256,497 3,160 43,836
March 513,724 221,498 244,797 3,258 44,171
April 557,693 248,459 259,863 3,145 46,225
May 611,133 273,835 285,175 4,157 47,965
June 742,708 336,934 352,589 4,066 49,119
July 987,734 438,636 489,752 5,457 53,889
August 972,096 429,646 482,196 5,139 55,114
September 727,690 312,770 360,489 4,416 50,015
October 612,031 271,503 290,845 3,834 45,849
November 579,856 246,548 281,804 3,817 47,686
December 655,696 275,756 322,811 4,435 52,694
2012
January 691,050 289,886 343,654 5,205 52,306
February 686,769 279,714 352,021 5,096 49,939
March 718,581 300,651 363,088 5,277 49,565
April 757,509 327,112 376,092 5,194 49,111
May 861,735 383,976 417,780 5,406 54,573
June 933,301 411,234 459,926 6,014 56,127
July 1,143,646 502,138 573,074 7,541 60,893
August 1,062,885 456,248 540,239 6,106 60,293
September 854,055 365,700 428,593 5,167 54,595
October 716,356 310,484 348,176 4,757 52,940
November 625,552 270,068 298,319 4,610 52,555
December 645,135 282,515 301,780 4,616 56,225

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.