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How much natural gas is consumed in the United States?

In 2013, the United States consumed approximately 26.13 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas.

U.S. natural gas consumption by major end uses, 2013

End uses

Amount (Tcf)

Share of Total

Electric power generation

8.15

31%

Industrial

7.41

28%

Residential

4.91

19%

Commercial

3.28

13%

Lease and plant fuel consumption

1.48

6%

Pipeline and distribution

0.86

3%

Vehicle fuel

0.03

0.03%

Note: Total U.S. consumption does not equal the sum of consumer end uses because of rounding.

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Natural Gas Consumption by End Use

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Last updated: December 17, 2014


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