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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)