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Natural Gas Monthly
Data for October 2016 | Release Date: December 30, 2016 | Next Release: January 31, 2017 | full report
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Natural Gas Monthly Contacts
- In October 2016, for the eighth consecutive month, dry natural gas production decreased year-to-year from the same month in 2015. Preliminary dry natural gas production for October 2016 was 2,191 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 70.7 Bcf/day. This level was a 3.5 Bcf/day (4.7%) decrease from the October 2015 level of 74.1 Bcf/day.
- Preliminary dry natural gas consumption for October 2016 was 1,929 Bcf, or 62.2 Bcf/day. This was a decrease of 3.3%, or 2.1 Bcf/day, from the 1,994 Bcf consumed in October 2015.
- Year-over-year total consumption of dry natural gas in October 2016 decreased in three of the four consuming sectors, with the exception being industrial deliveries, which increased year-to-year. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in October 2016 were as follows:
- Residential deliveries in October 2016 were 189 Bcf, or 6.1 Bcf/day, down 6.0% from 6.5 Bcf/day in October 2015. Residential deliveries were the lowest for October since 2007.
- Commercial deliveries were 193 Bcf, or 6.2 Bcf/day, down 1.0% from 6.3 Bcf/day in October 2015. Commercial deliveries were the lowest for October since 2010.
- Industrial deliveries were 625 Bcf, or 20.2 Bcf/day, up 1.8% from 19.8 Bcf/day in October 2015. Industrial deliveries were the highest for October since EIA began tracking them in 2001.
- Electric power deliveries were 741 Bcf, or 23.9 Bcf/day, down 7.1% from 25.7 Bcf/day in October 2015. Despite this decrease, electric power deliveries were still the second highest for October since EIA began tracking them in 2001.