Table 5.4.E. Natural Gas: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
by Sector, 2003 - 2013 (Billion Btus)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2003 762,779 0 250,120 21,238 491,421
2004 1,085,191 0 398,476 40,122 646,593
2005 1,008,404 0 392,842 35,037 580,525
2006 968,574 0 339,047 33,928 595,599
2007 894,272 0 347,181 36,689 510,402
2008 813,794 0 333,197 33,434 447,163
2009 836,863 0 312,553 42,032 482,279
2010 841,521 0 308,246 47,001 486,274
2011 861,006 0 315,411 40,976 504,619
2012 909,087 0 330,354 48,944 529,788
2013 905,583 0 311,058 51,939 542,587
2011
January 74,528 0 28,057 3,686 42,785
February 66,742 0 24,863 3,042 38,837
March 68,226 0 25,457 2,958 39,812
April 65,865 0 24,174 2,759 38,932
May 69,019 0 24,680 3,131 41,208
June 68,611 0 24,792 2,993 40,826
July 79,769 0 30,061 4,015 45,693
August 80,249 0 29,349 3,988 46,912
September 72,408 0 25,930 3,442 43,036
October 68,525 0 24,469 3,248 40,808
November 69,359 0 25,380 3,518 40,461
December 77,705 0 28,198 4,198 45,309
2012
January 77,111 0 28,515 4,162 44,434
February 71,774 0 26,572 3,955 41,247
March 72,137 0 24,594 3,827 43,717
April 73,470 0 26,290 3,562 43,618
May 74,851 0 28,159 3,622 43,070
June 76,791 0 28,666 3,882 44,244
July 84,854 0 30,691 4,900 49,264
August 82,540 0 30,883 4,761 46,896
September 74,228 0 26,494 4,385 43,349
October 72,830 0 25,759 4,098 42,973
November 71,018 0 24,394 3,894 42,730
December 77,481 0 29,336 3,897 44,247
2013
January 76,717 0 26,089 4,346 46,281
February 69,168 0 24,128 3,948 41,091
March 75,220 0 25,767 4,123 45,330
April 72,174 0 24,507 3,631 44,036
May 72,623 0 24,741 3,765 44,118
June 72,557 0 25,054 4,118 43,386
July 80,666 0 28,262 5,057 47,347
August 80,163 0 28,121 4,898 47,145
September 74,769 0 25,637 4,436 44,696
October 73,891 0 24,514 4,207 45,171
November 75,752 0 25,861 4,411 45,480
December 81,882 0 28,379 4,998 48,505

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.