Table 5.4.D. Natural Gas: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2004 - 2014 (Billion Btus)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
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
2013 8,813,288 4,059,838 4,026,793 67,918 658,740
2014 8,795,303 4,001,826 4,076,787 74,194 642,495
Year 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
Year 2013
January 682,789 316,593 304,155 5,369 56,671
February 612,994 283,589 273,760 4,918 50,727
March 652,614 299,857 292,673 5,473 54,610
April 610,112 274,005 280,148 5,191 50,768
May 662,458 302,275 303,396 5,254 51,533
June 791,607 371,403 359,645 5,694 54,865
July 974,371 442,779 464,389 7,319 59,884
August 961,152 453,529 441,994 6,577 59,051
September 805,110 373,801 371,746 6,124 53,439
October 686,941 319,387 309,370 5,088 53,096
November 649,915 291,076 299,155 4,978 54,707
December 723,226 331,545 326,361 5,932 59,389
Year 2014
January 712,739 332,236 318,202 6,617 55,685
February 595,093 272,135 268,359 5,324 49,275
March 606,450 277,717 271,095 5,444 52,194
April 594,458 276,418 263,616 5,108 49,315
May 699,321 331,772 309,525 5,951 52,074
June 775,917 357,324 360,122 6,313 52,157
July 907,414 404,309 438,809 7,174 57,122
August 964,381 438,925 460,152 7,674 57,630
September 831,074 366,740 403,853 6,591 53,890
October 758,982 333,256 367,397 6,129 52,199
November 653,369 297,748 296,324 5,676 53,621
December 696,105 313,245 319,334 6,193 57,333

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.