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Natural Gas Processing Plants in the United States: 2010 Update

Release Date:  Jun 17, 2011

Table 2. Average Annual Flows and Utilization Rates for Processing Plants in the United States

 

Average Annual Flows
(Million Cubic Feet per Day)

Minimum Plant Utilization Rate

Maximum Plant Utilization Rate

Average Utilization Rate
(Percent)

 

2008

Percent of U.S. Total

 

 

 

Texas

14,020

27.3

3

100

71

Louisiana

10,462

20.4

3

100

56

Alaska

8,105

15.8

77

100

86

Wyoming

4,462

8.7

21

100

61

Colorado

2,934

5.7

15

100

77

Oklahoma

2,789

5.4

12

100

75

New Mexico

2,221

4.3

17

95

73

Illinois

1,601

3.1

35

76

76

Kansas

852

1.7

51

84

68

Alabama

746

1.5

32

80

60

Utah

728

1.4

22

100

61

Mississippi

688

1.3

29

67

30

California

557

1.1

2

100

64

West Virginia

382

0.7

70

91

82

Kentucky

217

0.4

40

92

75

Michigan

182

0.4

5

100

19

North Dakota

158

0.3

33

94

80

Montana

89

0.2

27

88

54

Pennsylvania

36

0.1

43

89

70

Arkansas

27

0.1

3

90

4

Florida

20

0.0

22

22

22

Tennessee

16

0.0

64

64

64

TOTAL U.S.

51,289

100.0

2

100

66

Note: Average utilization rates are based on 2008 flows and 2009 capacity, which were used as a proxy for 2009 and reported 2009 capacity reported on Form EIA-757.
Source: Energy Information Administration, Office of Oil and Gas. Data in the table are based on information collected on Form EIA-757, Natural Gas Processing Survey, Schedule A.