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Table 6.1 Natural Gas Overview, 1949-2011 (Billion Cubic Feet)
Table 6.1  Natural Gas Overview, 1949-2011
                     (Billion Cubic Feet)


Year

Dry Gas
Production

Supplemental
Gaseous Fuels 2
Trade Storage 1  Activity

Balancing Item 5


Consumption 6
Imports Exports Net Imports 3 Withdrawals Additions Net Withdrawals 4
1949 5,195 NA 0 20 -20 106 172 -66 -139 4,971
1950 6,022 NA 0 26 -26 175 230 -54 -175 5,767
1951 7,165 NA 0 24 -24 209 348 -138 -192 6,810
1952 7,694 NA 8 27 -20 222 399 -177 -204 7,294
1953 8,057 NA 9 28 -19 247 405 -158 -240 7,639
1954 8,388 NA 7 29 -22 330 432 -102 -216 8,049
1955 9,029 NA 11 31 -20 437 505 -68 -247 8,694
1956 9,664 NA 10 36 -26 453 589 -136 -213 9,289
1957 10,247 NA 38 42 -4 481 672 -191 -205 9,846
1958 10,572 NA 136 39 97 621 704 -83 -284 10,303
1959 11,548 NA 134 18 116 669 787 -119 -223 11,321
1960 12,228 NA 156 11 144 713 844 -132 -274 11,967
1961 12,662 NA 219 11 208 698 844 -146 -235 12,489
1962 13,253 NA 402 16 386 854 941 -86 -286 13,267
1963 14,076 NA 406 17 389 917 1,047 -131 -365 13,970
1964 14,824 NA 443 20 424 885 1,015 -130 -304 14,814
1965 15,286 NA 456 26 430 960 1,078 -118 -319 15,280
1966 16,467 NA 480 25 455 1,142 1,210 -69 -401 16,452
1967 17,387 NA 564 82 483 1,133 1,317 -185 -296 17,388
1968 18,495 NA 652 94 558 1,330 1,425 -96 -325 18,632
1969 19,832 NA 727 51 676 1,379 1,496 -117 -334 20,056
1970 21,014 NA 821 70 751 1,459 1,857 -398 -228 21,139
1971 21,610 NA 935 80 854 1,508 1,839 -332 -339 21,793
1972 21,624 NA 1,019 78 941 1,757 1,893 -136 -328 22,101
1973 21,731 NA 1,033 77 956 1,533 1,974 -442 -196 22,049
1974 20,713 NA 959 77 882 1,701 1,784 -84 -289 21,223
1975 19,236 NA 953 73 880 1,760 2,104 -344 -235 19,538
1976 19,098 NA 964 65 899 1,921 1,756 165 -216 19,946
1977 19,163 NA 1,011 56 955 1,750 2,307 -557 -41 19,521
1978 19,122 NA 966 53 913 2,158 2,278 -120 -287 19,627
1979 19,663 NA 1,253 56 1,198 2,047 2,295 -248 -372 20,241
1980 19,403 155 985 49 936 1,972 1,949 23 -640 19,877
1981 19,181 176 904 59 845 1,930 2,228 -297 -500 19,404
1982 17,820 145 933 52 882 2,164 2,472 -308 -537 18,001
1983 16,094 132 918 55 864 2,270 1,822 447 -703 16,835
1984 17,466 110 843 55 788 2,098 2,295 -197 -217 17,951
1985 16,454 126 950 55 894 2,397 2,163 235 -428 17,281
1986 16,059 113 750 61 689 1,837 1,984 -147 -493 16,221
1987 16,621 101 993 54 939 1,905 1,911 -6 -444 17,211
1988 17,103 101 1,294 74 1,220 2,270 2,211 59 -453 18,030
1989 17,311 107 1,382 107 1,275 2,854 2,528 326 101 7 19,119
1990 17,810 123 1,532 86 1,447 1,986 2,499 -513 307 7 19,174
1991 17,698 113 1,773 129 1,644 2,752 2,672 80 27 7 19,562
1992 17,840 118 2,138 216 1,921 2,772 2,599 173 176 7 20,228
1993 18,095 119 2,350 140 2,210 2,799 2,835 -36 401 20,790
1994 18,821 111 2,624 162 2,462 2,579 2,865 -286 139 21,247
1995 18,599 110 2,841 154 2,687 3,025 2,610 415 396 22,207
1996 18,854 109 2,937 153 2,784 2,981 2,979 2 860 22,609
1997 18,902 103 2,994 157 2,837 2,894 2,870 24 871 22,737
1998 19,024 102 3,152 159 2,993 2,432 2,961 -530 657 22,246
1999 18,832 98 3,586 163 3,422 2,808 2,636 172 -119 22,405
2000 19,182 90 3,782 244 3,538 3,550 2,721 829 R -306 23,333
2001 19,616 86 3,977 373 3,604 2,344 3,510 -1,166 99 22,239
2002 18,928 68 4,015 516 3,499 3,180 2,713 467 R 65 R 23,027
2003 19,099 68 3,944 680 3,264 3,161 3,358 -197 44 22,277
2004 18,591 60 4,259 854 3,404 3,088 3,202 -114 R 461 R 22,403
2005 18,051 64 4,341 729 3,612 3,107 3,055 52 R 236 R 22,014
2006 18,504 66 4,186 724 3,462 2,527 2,963 -436 R 103 R 21,699
2007 19,266 63 4,608 822 3,785 3,375 3,183 192 R -203 R 23,104
2008 20,159 61 3,984 963 3,021 3,420 3,385 34 R 2 R 23,277
2009 R 20,624 65 3,751 1,072 2,679 3,007 3,362 -355 R -103 R 22,910
2010 R 21,332 R 65 R 3,741 R 1,137 R 2,604 R 3,311 R 3,324 R -13 R -213 R 23,775
2011 E 23,000 P 61 P 3,453 P 1,507 P 1,946 P 3,175 P 3,523 P -348 P -290 P 24,369
1Underground storage.  For 1980-2010, also includes liquefied natural gas in above-ground tanks. 7For 1989-1992, a small amount of consumption at independent power producers may be counted in
both "Other Industrial" and "Electric Power Sector" on Table 6.5.  See Note 3, "Natural Gas Consumption,
1989-1992," at end of section.
2See Note 1, "Supplemental Gaseous Fuels," at end of section. R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  E=Estimate.  NA=Not available.  
3Net imports equal imports minus exports.  Minus sign indicates exports are greater than imports. Notes:  -  Beginning with 1965, all volumes are shown on a pressure base of 14.73 p.s.i.a. at 60- F.  For
prior years, the pressure base was 14.65 p.s.i.a. at 60- F.  -  Totals may not equal sum of components due
to independent rounding.
4Net withdrawals equal withdrawals minus additions.  Minus sign indicates additions are greater than
withdrawals.
Web Pages:  -  See http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/#naturalgas for updated monthly and
annual data.  -  See http://www.eia.gov/naturalgas/ for related information.
5Quantities lost and imbalances in data due to differences among data sources.  Since 1980, excludes
intransit shipments that cross the U.S.-Canada border (i.e., natural gas delivered to its destination via the
other country).
Sources:  Dry Gas Production:  Table 6.2.  Supplemental Gaseous Fuels:  -  1980-2006-U.S.
Energy Information Administration (EIA), Natural Gas Annual (NGA), annual reports.  -  2007 forward-EIA,
Natural Gas Monthly (NGM) (March 2012), Table 1.  Trade:  Table 6.3.  Storage Activity:
-  1949-2010-EIA, NGA, annual reports.  -  2011-EIA, NGM (March 2012), Table 8.  Balancing Item:
Calculated as consumption minus dry gas production, supplemental gaseous fuels, net imports, and net
withdrawals.  Consumption:  Table 6.5.  
6See Note 2, "Natural Gas Consumption," at end of section.  
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)