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Natural Gas Monthly
Data for July 2015 | Release Date: September 30, 2015 | Next Release: October 30, 2015 | full report
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- This issue contains extensive revisions to 2013, 2014, and year-to-date 2015 data as a result of benchmarking to data published in the Natural Gas Annual 2014. These revisions primarily apply to statistics on production, underground storage, consumption, and prices by sector.
- Dry natural gas production in July was the highest for any month since EIA began reporting dry gas production data. Dry natural gas production has increased year-over-year for each month since March 2013; dry production has not decreased year-over-year for any month since February 2013. Preliminary dry natural gas production for July 2015 was 2,318 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 74.8 Bcf/day. This level was a 3.6 Bcf/day increase from production of 71.1 Bcf/day in July 2014, a 5.1% rise.
- July's dry natural gas consumption level was the highest on record for the month, dating back to 2001. This was the sixth consecutive month that saw a record high level of consumption for the given month. Preliminary total natural gas consumption for July 2015 was 2,082 Bcf, or 67.2 Bcf/day. This level was an increase of 10.3% from 1,887 Bcf in July 2014, or 6.29 Bcf/d
- For the fifth consecutive month, year-over-year total consumption of dry natural gas decreased in three of the four consuming sectors, with the exception being electric power deliveries, which again increased significantly year to year:
- Deliveries to residential consumers for July 2015 were 108 Bcf, or 3.5 Bcf/day, down 4.4% from 3.6 Bcf/day in July 2014. Residential consumption was the second-lowest level for the month on record, dating back to 1973.
- Commercial deliveries were 134 Bcf, or 4.3 Bcf/day, a 2.9% decrease from 4.5 Bcf/day in July 2014.
- Industrial deliveries were 591 Bcf, or 19.1 Bcf/day, down 2.0% from 19.5 Bcf/day in July 2014.
- Electric power deliveries were 1,046 Bcf, or 33.7 Bcf/day, a 23.9% rise from 27.2 Bcf/day in July 2014. July's electric power consumption was the second-highest level for the month on record.