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Natural Gas Monthly
Data for March 2016 | Release Date: May 31, 2016 | Next Release: June 30, 2016 | full report
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Natural Gas Monthly Contacts
- In March, for the sixth straight year, dry natural gas production was the highest for the month since EIA began reporting dry natural gas production data in 1973. Preliminary dry natural gas production for March 2016 was 2,294 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 74.0 Bcf/day. This level was a 0.1 Bcf/day (0.1%) increase from the revised March 2015 level of 73.9 Bcf/day.
- Preliminary dry natural gas consumption for March 2016 was 2,375 Bcf, or 76.6 Bcf/day. This level was a decrease of 9.2% from 2,617 Bcf in March 2015, or 7.8 Bcf/day.
- Year-over-year total consumption of dry natural gas in March decreased in the residential and commercial sectors and increased in the industrial and electric power deliveries sectors. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in March 2016 were as follows:
- Residential deliveries were 457 Bcf, or 14.7 Bcf/day, down 28.3% from 20.5 Bcf/day in March 2015.
- Commercial deliveries were 299 Bcf, or 9.6 Bcf/day, down 23.1% from 12.5 Bcf/day in March 2015.
- Industrial deliveries were 668 Bcf, or 21.5 Bcf/day, up 0.8% from 21.4 Bcf/day in March 2015.
- Electric power deliveries were 740 Bcf, or 23.9 Bcf/day, up 4.4% from 22.9 Bcf/day in March 2015.