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Natural Gas Monthly
Data for May 2015 | Release Date: July 31, 2015 | Next Release: August 31, 2015 | full report
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Natural Gas Monthly Contacts
- Dry natural gas production for May was the highest for that month since EIA began reporting dry gas production data. Preliminary dry natural gas production for May 2015 was 2,283 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 73.6 Bcf/day. This level was a 4.1 Bcf/day increase from 69.5 Bcf/day in May 2014, a 5.9% rise from year to year. .
- May's consumption was the highest on record for the month, dating back to 2001. Preliminary total natural gas consumption for May 2015 was 1,878 Bcf, or 60.6 Bcf/day. This level was an increase of 2.7% from 1,829 Bcf in May 2014, or 59.0 Bcf/day.
- For the third consecutive month, total consumption of dry natural gas for May 2015 decreased in three of four sectors year to year, with the exception being electric power deliveries, which increased significantly from last May:
- Deliveries to residential consumers for May 2015 were 176 Bcf, or 5.7 Bcf/day, down 13.3% from 6.5 Bcf/day in May 2014. Residential consumption was the second-lowest level for May on record, dating back to 1973.
- Commercial deliveries were 159 Bcf, or 5.1 Bcf/day, a 10.2% decrease from 5.7 Bcf/day in May 2014.
- Industrial deliveries were 603 Bcf, or 19.5 Bcf/day, down 0.7% from 19.6 Bcf/day in May 2014.
- Electric power deliveries were 736 Bcf, or 23.7 Bcf/day, a 13.6% rise from 20.9 Bcf/day in May 2014. May's electric power consumption was the second-highest level for the month on record.
- In May 2015 the U.S. exported liquefied natural gas to Taiwan for the first time.