Table 5.8. Consumption of Nautral Gas for Electricity Generation by State, by Sector, 2011 and 2010
(Million Cubic Feet)

  Electric Power Sector  
Census Division
and State
All Sectors Electric Utilities Independent Power Producers Commercial Sector Industrial Sector
  Year 2011 Year 2010 Percentage Change Year 2011 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2010
New England 461,590 431,768 6.9% 4,218 7,843 432,350 397,817 6,287 4,978 18,735 21,131
Connecticut 110,546 86,600 28% 730 664 105,965 83,250 2,061 569 1,790 2,118
Maine 49,352 58,295 -15% -- -- 33,555 40,392 12 9 15,785 17,894
Massachusetts 190,063 190,103 -0.0% 2,393 4,832 182,865 180,408 3,761 3,869 1,045 995
New Hampshire 46,927 39,061 20% 1,046 2,292 45,765 36,645 -- -- 115 125
Rhode Island 64,652 57,653 12% -- -- 64,198 57,122 453 531 -- --
Vermont 49 55 -11% 49 55 -- -- -- -- -- --
Middle Atlantic 919,372 854,364 7.6% 128,822 134,274 773,751 703,649 6,385 6,516 10,414 9,925
New Jersey 188,343 190,734 -1.3% -- -- 183,312 185,671 744 626 4,287 4,436
New York 426,610 417,237 2.2% 128,772 134,141 290,943 275,831 5,122 5,358 1,772 1,906
Pennsylvania 304,420 246,394 24% 50 134 299,495 242,146 519 531 4,356 3,583
East North Central 371,576 300,071 24% 138,800 92,435 216,434 194,549 7,745 4,654 8,597 8,432
Illinois 49,876 48,315 3.2% 10,104 5,698 33,739 36,778 3,580 3,452 2,453 2,388
Indiana 80,758 55,813 45% 56,214 31,497 20,711 20,445 277 232 3,556 3,639
Michigan 99,748 96,703 3.1% 25,010 14,289 71,784 80,366 1,415 525 1,539 1,523
Ohio 93,220 56,468 65% 23,897 14,775 66,884 41,366 1,979 -- 460 327
Wisconsin 47,975 42,772 12% 23,575 26,176 23,317 15,595 493 446 590 556
West North Central 113,993 122,571 -7.0% 99,437 106,409 11,622 14,640 2,111 841 823 681
Iowa 9,963 12,666 -21% 9,893 12,559 * NM 35 50 35 56
Kansas 30,508 27,907 9.3% 30,501 27,907 -- -- -- -- 7 --
Minnesota 29,484 36,466 -19% 22,369 27,962 5,419 7,540 1,345 631 352 333
Missouri 37,796 39,700 -4.8% 30,862 32,431 6,203 7,099 714 158 17 11
Nebraska 4,563 4,157 9.8% 4,223 3,947 -- 1 17 1 324 208
North Dakota 89 75 18% * 2 -- -- -- -- 88 73
South Dakota 1,589 1,600 -0.7% 1,589 1,600 -- -- -- -- -- --
South Atlantic 1,647,571 1,519,685 8.4% 1,289,259 1,187,662 341,903 318,969 2,315 148 14,093 12,905
Delaware 40,908 24,313 68% 172 287 38,620 24,026 -- -- 2,115 --
District of Columbia 1,003 -- -- 1,003 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Florida 1,050,028 990,000 6.1% 956,166 894,970 85,329 84,644 181 137 8,352 10,249
Georgia 197,831 176,311 12% 96,581 82,096 99,567 92,715 -- -- 1,682 1,500
Maryland 23,084 28,630 -19% -- -- 20,026 28,311 2,124 * 934 319
North Carolina 90,156 73,376 23% 71,379 57,359 18,420 15,713 5 8 352 296
South Carolina 100,013 86,641 15% 86,623 71,305 13,227 15,275 5 4 158 58
Virginia 141,946 138,898 2.2% 76,938 81,033 64,532 57,417 -- -- 477 448
West Virginia 2,603 1,515 72% 398 613 2,181 867 -- -- 24 34
East South Central 640,447 569,756 12% 349,841 314,832 278,444 243,415 949 656 11,214 10,854
Alabama 349,641 288,727 21% 106,303 101,433 236,041 180,123 -- -- 7,296 7,170
Kentucky 17,343 20,930 -17% 13,927 17,547 1,647 1,737 -- -- 1,769 1,646
Mississippi 245,953 237,195 3.7% 203,296 173,695 40,755 61,555 115 109 1,787 1,836
Tennessee 27,510 22,904 20% 26,314 22,156 -- -- 834 547 362 201
West South Central 2,384,064 2,259,751 5.5% 786,526 747,583 1,162,264 1,094,944 3,851 3,828 431,422 413,396
Arkansas 101,960 92,634 10% 29,389 20,120 71,364 71,221 5 NM 1,202 1,284
Louisiana 462,060 436,612 5.8% 225,596 197,299 50,678 55,858 262 263 185,523 183,192
Oklahoma 264,642 289,474 -8.6% 202,132 224,873 61,912 63,882 138 156 460 564
Texas 1,555,402 1,441,031 7.9% 329,409 305,291 978,309 903,984 3,447 3,400 244,237 228,356
Mountain 556,922 627,378 -11% 350,199 321,258 198,247 298,503 2,016 2,040 6,460 5,577
Arizona 181,309 224,756 -19% 80,898 79,553 99,878 144,599 511 574 23 29
Colorado 84,305 91,311 -7.7% 68,541 31,811 15,571 59,300 28 23 164 177
Idaho 8,376 12,323 -32% 1,615 1,782 6,293 10,205 -- -- 467 336
Montana 4,681 727 544% 4,571 518 110 186 -- -- -- 22
Nevada 161,699 174,950 -7.6% 113,552 118,502 46,006 54,103 606 593 1,535 1,752
New Mexico 72,235 71,063 1.6% 45,308 45,537 25,548 24,675 871 848 509 3
Utah 41,389 49,414 -16% 35,377 43,000 4,761 5,399 * 1 1,250 1,014
Wyoming 2,929 2,835 3.3% 338 556 80 36 -- -- 2,511 2,243
Pacific Contiguous 745,740 954,165 -22% 257,246 338,965 404,093 527,937 15,492 15,797 68,909 71,466
California 650,871 771,226 -16% 210,336 240,026 357,290 444,805 15,054 15,727 68,190 70,668
Oregon 60,164 108,444 -45% 19,864 42,119 39,474 65,750 403 -- 423 575
Washington 34,705 74,496 -53% 27,046 56,820 7,329 17,382 34 70 297 223
Pacific Noncontiguous 42,591 40,677 4.7% 41,738 39,732 -- -- 19 4 834 941
Alaska 42,591 40,677 4.7% 41,738 39,732 -- -- 19 4 834 941
Hawaii -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
U.S. Total 7,883,865 7,680,185 2.7% 3,446,087 3,290,993 3,819,107 3,794,423 47,170 39,462 571,501 555,307

* = Value is less than half of the smallest unit of measure (e.g., for values with no decimals, the smallest unit is 1 then values under 0.5 are shown as *.)
NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error or excessive percentage change.
Notes: See Glossary for definitions. Values are final. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. Percentage change is calculated before rounding.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report.