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How much natural gas is consumed in the United States?

In 2015, the United States consumed about 27.47 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas.1

 

U.S. natural gas consumption by major end uses, 2015

End uses

Amount (Tcf)

Share of total

Electric power generation

9.67

35%

Industrial

7.51

27%

Residential

4.61

17%

Commercial

3.21

12%

Lease and plant fuel consumption

1.58

6%

Pipeline and distribution

0.86

3%

Vehicle fuel

0.03

0.1%

Note: Total U.S. consumption does not equal the sum of consumer end uses because of independent rounding.
1Preliminary data for 2015.

Learn more:
Natural gas consumption by end use
Definitions of natural gas end uses
Energy Explained: Use of Natural Gas

Last updated: April 25, 2016


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