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Table 6.5 Natural Gas Consumption by Sector, 1949-2011 (Billion Cubic Feet)
Table 6.5  Natural Gas Consumption by Sector, 1949-2011
                      (Billion Cubic Feet)




Year



Residential
Sector
Commercial Sector Industrial Sector Transportation Sector Electric Power Sector 1



Total


CHP 2


Other 3


Total

Lease and
Plant Fuel
Other Industrial

Total
Pipelines 6
and Dis-
tribution 7

Vehicle
Fuel 8


Total

Electricity
Only


CHP


Total
CHP 4 Non-CHP 5 Total
1949 993 [9] 348 348 835 [10] 2,245 2,245 3,081 NA NA NA 550 NA 550 4,971
1950 1,198 [9] 388 388 928 [10] 2,498 2,498 3,426 126 NA 126 629 NA 629 5,767
1951 1,475 [9] 464 464 1,149 [10] 2,765 2,765 3,915 192 NA 192 764 NA 764 6,810
1952 1,622 [9] 516 516 1,165 [10] 2,875 2,875 4,039 207 NA 207 910 NA 910 7,294
1953 1,686 [9] 531 531 1,131 [10] 3,028 3,028 4,159 230 NA 230 1,034 NA 1,034 7,639
1954 1,894 [9] 585 585 1,103 [10] 3,071 3,071 4,173 231 NA 231 1,165 NA 1,165 8,049
1955 2,124 [9] 629 629 1,131 [10] 3,411 3,411 4,542 245 NA 245 1,153 NA 1,153 8,694
1956 2,328 [9] 717 717 1,003 [10] 3,707 3,707 4,709 296 NA 296 1,239 NA 1,239 9,289
1957 2,500 [9] 776 776 1,046 [10] 3,888 3,888 4,935 299 NA 299 1,336 NA 1,336 9,846
1958 2,714 [9] 872 872 1,146 [10] 3,885 3,885 5,032 312 NA 312 1,373 NA 1,373 10,303
1959 2,913 [9] 975 975 1,239 [10] 4,217 4,217 5,456 349 NA 349 1,629 NA 1,629 11,321
1960 3,103 [9] 1,020 1,020 1,237 [10] 4,535 4,535 5,771 347 NA 347 1,725 NA 1,725 11,967
1961 3,249 [9] 1,077 1,077 1,289 [10] 4,672 4,672 5,961 378 NA 378 1,825 NA 1,825 12,489
1962 3,479 [9] 1,207 1,207 1,370 [10] 4,863 4,863 6,233 382 NA 382 1,966 NA 1,966 13,267
1963 3,589 [9] 1,268 1,268 1,411 [10] 5,134 5,134 6,545 424 NA 424 2,144 NA 2,144 13,970
1964 3,787 [9] 1,375 1,375 1,371 [10] 5,522 5,522 6,893 436 NA 436 2,323 NA 2,323 14,814
1965 3,903 [9] 1,444 1,444 1,156 [10] 5,955 5,955 7,112 501 NA 501 2,321 NA 2,321 15,280
1966 4,138 [9] 1,623 1,623 1,033 [10] 6,513 6,513 7,546 535 NA 535 2,610 NA 2,610 16,452
1967 4,313 [9] 1,959 1,959 1,141 [10] 6,653 6,653 7,794 576 NA 576 2,746 NA 2,746 17,388
1968 4,450 [9] 2,076 2,076 1,237 [10] 7,130 7,130 8,367 591 NA 591 3,148 NA 3,148 18,632
1969 4,728 [9] 2,253 2,253 1,346 [10] 7,611 7,611 8,956 631 NA 631 3,488 NA 3,488 20,056
1970 4,837 [9] 2,399 2,399 1,399 [10] 7,851 7,851 9,249 722 NA 722 3,932 NA 3,932 21,139
1971 4,972 [9] 2,509 2,509 1,414 [10] 8,181 8,181 9,594 743 NA 743 3,976 NA 3,976 21,793
1972 5,126 [9] 2,608 2,608 1,456 [10] 8,169 8,169 9,624 766 NA 766 3,977 NA 3,977 22,101
1973 4,879 [9] 2,597 2,597 1,496 [10] 8,689 8,689 10,185 728 NA 728 3,660 NA 3,660 22,049
1974 4,786 [9] 2,556 2,556 1,477 [10] 8,292 8,292 9,769 669 NA 669 3,443 NA 3,443 21,223
1975 4,924 [9] 2,508 2,508 1,396 [10] 6,968 6,968 8,365 583 NA 583 3,158 NA 3,158 19,538
1976 5,051 [9] 2,668 2,668 1,634 [10] 6,964 6,964 8,598 548 NA 548 3,081 NA 3,081 19,946
1977 4,821 [9] 2,501 2,501 1,659 [10] 6,815 6,815 8,474 533 NA 533 3,191 NA 3,191 19,521
1978 4,903 [9] 2,601 2,601 1,648 [10] 6,757 6,757 8,405 530 NA 530 3,188 NA 3,188 19,627
1979 4,965 [9] 2,786 2,786 1,499 [10] 6,899 6,899 8,398 601 NA 601 3,491 NA 3,491 20,241
1980 4,752 [9] 2,611 2,611 1,026 [10] 7,172 7,172 8,198 635 NA 635 3,682 NA 3,682 19,877
1981 4,546 [9] 2,520 2,520 928 [10] 7,128 7,128 8,055 642 NA 642 3,640 NA 3,640 19,404
1982 4,633 [9] 2,606 2,606 1,109 [10] 5,831 5,831 6,941 596 NA 596 3,226 NA 3,226 18,001
1983 4,381 [9] 2,433 2,433 978 [10] 5,643 5,643 6,621 490 NA 490 2,911 NA 2,911 16,835
1984 4,555 [9] 2,524 2,524 1,077 [10] 6,154 6,154 7,231 529 NA 529 3,111 NA 3,111 17,951
1985 4,433 [9] 2,432 2,432 966 [10] 5,901 5,901 6,867 504 NA 504 3,044 NA 3,044 17,281
1986 4,314 [9] 2,318 2,318 923 [10] 5,579 5,579 6,502 485 NA 485 2,602 NA 2,602 16,221
1987 4,315 [9] 2,430 2,430 1,149 [10] 5,953 5,953 7,103 519 NA 519 2,844 NA 2,844 17,211
1988 4,630 [9] 2,670 2,670 1,096 [10] 6,383 6,383 7,479 614 NA 614 2,636 NA 2,636 18,030
1989 4,781 30 2,688 2,718 1,070 914 11 5,903 11 6,816 7,886 629 NA 629 11 2,791 11 315 11 3,105 11 19,119
1990 4,391 46 2,576 2,623 1,236 1,055 11 5,963 11 7,018 8,255 660 (s) 660 11 2,794 11 451 11 3,245 11 19,174
1991 4,556 52 2,676 2,729 1,129 1,061 11 6,170 11 7,231 8,360 601 (s) 602 11 2,822 11 494 11 3,316 11 19,562
1992 4,690 62 2,740 2,803 1,171 1,107 11 6,420 11 7,527 8,698 588 2 590 11 2,829 11 619 11 3,448 11 20,228
1993 4,956 65 2,796 2,862 1,172 1,124 6,576 7,700 8,872 624 3 627 2,755 718 3,473 20,790
1994 4,848 72 2,823 2,895 1,124 1,176 6,613 7,790 8,913 685 3 689 3,065 838 3,903 21,247
1995 4,850 78 2,953 3,031 1,220 1,258 6,906 8,164 9,384 700 5 705 3,288 949 4,237 22,207
1996 5,241 82 3,076 3,158 1,250 1,289 7,146 8,435 9,685 711 6 718 2,824 983 3,807 22,609
1997 4,984 87 3,128 3,215 1,203 1,282 7,229 8,511 9,714 751 8 760 3,039 1,026 4,065 22,737
1998 4,520 87 2,912 2,999 1,173 1,355 6,965 8,320 9,493 635 9 645 3,544 1,044 4,588 22,246
1999 4,726 84 2,961 3,045 1,079 1,401 6,678 8,079 9,158 645 12 657 3,729 1,090 4,820 22,405
2000 4,996 85 3,098 3,182 1,151 1,386 6,757 8,142 9,293 642 13 655 4,093 1,114 5,206 23,333
2001 4,771 79 2,944 3,023 1,119 1,310 6,035 7,344 8,463 625 15 640 4,164 1,178 5,342 22,239
2002 4,889 74 3,070 3,144 1,113 1,240 R 6,287 R 7,527 R 8,640 667 15 682 4,258 1,413 5,672 R 23,027
2003 5,079 58 3,121 3,179 1,122 1,144 6,007 7,150 8,273 591 18 610 3,780 1,355 5,135 22,277
2004 4,869 72 3,057 3,129 1,098 1,191 R 6,066 R 7,256 R 8,354 566 21 587 4,142 1,322 5,464 R 22,403
2005 4,827 68 2,931 2,999 1,112 1,084 R 5,518 R 6,601 R 7,713 584 23 607 4,592 1,277 5,869 R 22,014
2006 4,368 68 2,764 2,832 1,142 1,115 R 5,412 R 6,527 R 7,669 584 24 608 5,091 1,131 6,222 R 21,699
2007 4,722 70 2,943 3,013 1,226 1,050 R 5,604 R 6,655 R 7,881 621 25 646 5,612 1,230 6,841 R 23,104
2008 4,892 66 3,086 3,153 1,220 955 R 5,715 R 6,670 R 7,890 648 26 674 5,520 1,148 6,668 R 23,277
2009 R 4,779 76 3,043 3,119 1,275 990 R 5,178 6,167 R 7,443 R 670 R 27 R 697 5,751 1,122 6,873 R 22,910
2010 R 4,787 R 86 R 3,016 R 3,102 R 1,282 R 1,029 R 5,488 R 6,517 R 7,800 R 669 R 31 R 700 R 6,239 R 1,148 R 7,387 R 23,775
2011P 4,735 81 3,080 3,161 1,383 1,024 5,746 6,769 8,153 686 33 718 6,440 1,162 7,602 24,369
1Electricity-only and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants within the NAICS 22 category whose
primary business is to sell electricity, or electricity and heat, to the public.  Through 1988, data are for
electric utilities only; beginning in 1989, data are for electric utilities and independent power producers. 
Electric utility CHP plants are included in "Electricity Only."
9Included in "Commercial Other."
2Commercial combined-heat-and-power (CHP) and a small number of commercial electricity-only
plants.
10Included in "Industrial Non-CHP."
3All commercial sector fuel use other than that in "Commercial CHP." 11For 1989-1992, a small amount of consumption at independent power producers may be counted in
both "Other Industrial" and "Electric Power Sector."  See Note 3, "Natural Gas Consumption, 1989-1992,"
at end of section.
4Industrial combined-heat-and-power (CHP) and a small number of industrial electricity-only plants. R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  NA=Not available.  (s)=Less than 0.5 billion cubic feet.  
5All industrial sector fuel use other than that in "Lease and Plant Fuel" and "Industrial CHP." Notes:  -  Data are for natural gas, plus a small amount of supplemental gaseous fuels.  See Note 1,
"Supplemental Gaseous Fuels," at end of section.  -  See Tables 8.5a-8.5d for the amount of natural gas
used to produce electricity and Tables 8.6a-8.6c for the amount of natural gas used to produce useful
thermal output.  -  See Note 2, "Natural Gas Consumption," at end of section.  -  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.
6Natural gas consumed in the operation of pipelines, primarily in compressors. 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.
7Natural gas used as fuel in the delivery of natural gas to consumers. Sources:  Residential, Commercial Total, Lease and Plant Fuel, Other Industrial Total, and
Pipelines and Distribution:  -  1949-2006-U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Natural Gas
Annual (NGA), annual reports and unpublished revisions.  -  2007 forward-EIA, Natural Gas Monthly
(NGM) (March 2012), Table 2.  Commercial CHP and Industrial CHP:  Table 8.7c.  Vehicle Fuel:  -  1990
and 1991-EIA, NGA 2000 (November 2001), Table 95.  -  1992-1998-EIA, "Alternatives to Traditional
Transportation Fuels 1999" (October 1999), Table 10, and "Alternatives to Traditional Transportation Fuels
2003" (February 2004), Table 10.  Data for compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas in
gasoline-equivalent gallons were converted to cubic feet by multiplying by the motor gasoline conversion
factor (see Table A3) and dividing by the natural gas end-use sectors conversion factor (see Table A4).
-  1999-2006-EIA, NGA, annual reports.  -  2007 forward-EIA, NGM (March 2012), Table 2.  Electric
Power Sector:  Tables 8.5b, 8.5c, 8.6b, and 8.7b.  All Other Data:  Calculated.
8Vehicle fuel data do not reflect revised data shown in Table 10.5.  See Note 4, "Natural Gas Vehicle
Fuel," at end of section.
 
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