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Natural Gas Monthly
Data for January 2016 | Release Date: March 31, 2016 | Next Release: April 29, 2016 | full report
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Natural Gas Monthly Contacts
- In January, for the third 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 January 2016 was 2,301 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 74.2 Bcf/day. This level was a 1.1 Bcf/day (1.5%) increase from January 2015 production of 73.1 Bcf/day.
- Preliminary dry natural gas consumption for January 2016 was 3,135 Bcf, or 101.1 Bcf/day. This was an increase of 0.2% from 3,130 Bcf in January 2015, or 0.2 Bcf/day.
- Year-over-year total consumption of dry natural gas in January decreased in two of the four consuming sectors, and increased in the other two. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in January 2016 were as follows:
- Residential deliveries were 890 Bcf, or 28.7 Bcf/day, down 4.9% from 30.2 Bcf/day in January 2015.
- Commercial deliveries were 510 Bcf, or 16.5 Bcf/day, down 4.1% from 17.2 Bcf/day in January 2015.
- Industrial deliveries were 723 Bcf, or 23.3 Bcf/day, up 1.0% from 23.1 Bcf/day in January 2015.
- Electric power deliveries were 777 Bcf, or 25.1 Bcf/day, up 8.8% from 23.0 Bcf/day in January 2015.