Table 5.4.E. Natural Gas: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
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 885,987 0 267,675 45,359 572,953
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
2010
January 74,586 0 27,368 4,148 43,070
February 65,539 0 24,180 3,786 37,573
March 69,750 0 25,816 3,663 40,270
April 64,065 0 23,082 3,330 37,653
May 66,246 0 24,669 3,123 38,454
June 66,468 0 24,772 3,299 38,397
July 75,860 0 29,233 4,514 42,113
August 76,582 0 28,502 5,026 43,054
September 69,610 0 25,767 4,098 39,745
October 68,953 0 23,523 4,017 41,413
November 67,772 0 24,329 3,839 39,604
December 76,091 0 27,005 4,158 44,928
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

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.