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Natural Gas Monthly
Data for June 2015 | Release Date: August 31, 2015 | Next Release: September 30, 2015 | full report
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Natural Gas Monthly Contacts
- Dry natural gas production in June was the highest for that 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 June 2015 was 2,236 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 74.5 Bcf/day. This level was a 4.7 Bcf/day increase from 69.8 Bcf/day in June 2014, a 6.7% rise.
- June's dry natural gas consumption level was the highest on record for the month, dating back to 2001. This was the fifth consecutive month that saw a record high level of consumption for the given month. Preliminary total natural gas consumption for June 2015 was 1,927 Bcf, or 64.2 Bcf/day. This level was an increase of 5.4% from 1,765 Bcf in June 2014, or 58.8 Bcf/day.
- For the fourth consecutive month, year-over-year total consumption of dry natural gas decreased in three of four sectors, with the exception being electric power deliveries, which again increased significantly year to year:
- Deliveries to residential consumers for June 2015 were 123 Bcf, or 4.1 Bcf/day, down 1.6% from 4.2 Bcf/day in June 2014. For the second consecutive month, residential consumption was the second-lowest level for the month on record, dating back to 1973.
- Commercial deliveries were 135 Bcf, or 4.5 Bcf/day, a 4.3% decrease from 4.7 Bcf/day in June 2014.
- Industrial deliveries were 577 Bcf, or 19.2 Bcf/day, down 1.7% from 19.6 Bcf/day in June 2014.
- Electric power deliveries were 889 Bcf, or 29.6 Bcf/day, a 22.8% rise from 24.1 Bcf/day in June 2014. June's electric power consumption was the highest level for the month on record.