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Natural Gas Monthly
Data for September 2016 | Release Date: November 30, 2016 | Next Release: December 30, 2016 | full report
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Natural Gas Monthly Contacts
- In September 2016, for the seventh consecutive month, dry natural gas production decreased year-to-year from the same month in 2015. Preliminary dry natural gas production for September 2016 was 2,159 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 72.0 Bcf/day. This level was a 3.0 Bcf/day (4.0%) decrease from the September 2015 level of 75.0 Bcf/day.
- Preliminary dry natural gas consumption for September 2016 was 1,957 Bcf, or 65.2 Bcf/day. This was an increase of 2.5%, or 1.6 Bcf/day, from the 1,909 Bcf consumed in September 2015.
- Year-over-year total consumption of dry natural gas in September increased in all four consuming sectors. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in September 2016 were as follows:
- Residential deliveries in September 2016 were 111 Bcf, or 3.7 Bcf/day, up 2.8% from 3.6 Bcf/day in September 2015. Residential deliveries were the second lowest for the month since EIA began tracking them in 1973.
- Commercial deliveries were 145 Bcf, or 4.8 Bcf/day, up 5.1% from 4.6 Bcf/day in September 2015. Commercial deliveries were the third highest for the month since EIA began tracking them in 1973.
- Industrial deliveries were 608 Bcf, or 20.3 Bcf/day, up 4.8% from 19.3 Bcf/day in September 2015. Industrial deliveries were the highest for the month since EIA began tracking them in 2001.
- Electric power deliveries were 915 Bcf, or 30.5 Bcf/day, up 1.4% from 30.1 Bcf/day in September 2015. Electric power deliveries were the highest for the month since EIA began tracking them in 2001.