Table 5.4.F. Natural Gas: Consumption for Electricity Generation and 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 7,135,572 2,307,358 3,481,961 75,985 1,270,268
2003 6,498,549 1,809,003 3,450,177 60,662 1,178,707
2004 6,912,661 1,857,247 3,749,945 73,744 1,231,725
2005 7,220,520 2,198,098 3,837,717 69,682 1,115,023
2006 7,612,500 2,546,169 3,847,644 69,401 1,149,286
2007 8,181,986 2,808,500 4,219,827 71,560 1,082,099
2008 7,900,986 2,803,283 4,046,069 67,571 984,062
2009 8,138,385 2,981,285 4,062,633 77,077 1,017,390
2010 8,694,186 3,359,035 4,191,241 87,357 1,056,553
2011 8,913,315 3,511,732 4,221,895 89,485 1,090,203
2012 10,605,661 4,179,725 5,133,095 113,932 1,178,910
2010
January 657,578 249,924 307,867 7,383 92,404
February 578,625 216,353 273,832 6,746 81,695
March 559,386 212,288 254,627 6,700 85,771
April 568,662 214,384 267,394 6,096 80,788
May 661,566 267,066 304,862 5,835 83,803
June 814,246 320,923 400,380 6,293 86,650
July 1,019,398 396,426 520,890 8,255 93,827
August 1,070,189 420,430 543,425 8,963 97,372
September 809,663 312,993 399,713 7,624 89,334
October 676,965 265,734 317,553 7,566 86,112
November 598,548 223,630 283,503 7,262 84,153
December 679,360 258,885 317,197 8,634 94,645
2011
January 650,049 243,212 307,721 7,310 91,806
February 583,169 212,934 281,360 6,203 82,672
March 581,951 221,498 270,254 6,216 83,983
April 623,558 248,459 284,037 5,904 85,157
May 680,152 273,835 309,856 7,288 89,173
June 811,319 336,934 377,381 7,059 89,945
July 1,067,503 438,636 519,813 9,472 99,582
August 1,052,345 429,646 511,546 9,127 102,026
September 800,097 312,770 386,419 7,857 93,051
October 680,557 271,503 315,315 7,081 86,658
November 649,215 246,548 307,185 7,336 88,147
December 733,401 275,756 351,009 8,632 98,003
2012
January 768,162 289,886 372,169 9,367 96,740
February 758,544 279,714 378,593 9,050 91,186
March 790,718 300,651 387,681 9,103 93,282
April 830,979 327,112 402,382 8,756 92,729
May 936,586 383,976 445,939 9,028 97,643
June 1,010,092 411,234 488,592 9,896 100,371
July 1,228,500 502,138 603,765 12,440 110,157
August 1,145,425 456,248 571,122 10,867 107,189
September 928,283 365,700 455,087 9,552 97,943
October 789,186 310,484 373,935 8,854 95,913
November 696,571 270,068 322,713 8,505 95,285
December 722,616 282,515 331,117 8,512 100,472

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.