Table 5.4.F. Natural Gas: Consumption for Electricity Generation and 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 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
2013 9,718,871 4,059,838 4,337,851 119,857 1,201,326
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
2013
January 759,506 316,593 330,244 9,716 102,952
February 682,162 283,589 297,888 8,866 91,818
March 727,834 299,857 318,440 9,596 99,941
April 682,286 274,005 304,655 8,822 94,804
May 735,081 302,275 328,137 9,019 95,651
June 864,164 371,403 384,699 9,812 98,250
July 1,055,037 442,779 492,650 12,376 107,231
August 1,041,315 453,529 470,115 11,475 106,196
September 879,879 373,801 397,383 10,561 98,135
October 760,832 319,387 333,884 9,295 98,267
November 725,667 291,076 325,016 9,389 100,187
December 805,108 331,545 354,739 10,931 107,893

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.