Table 5.4.A. Natural Gas: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2009 - 2019 (Million Cubic Feet)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2009 7,121,069 2,911,279 3,655,712 34,279 519,799
2010 7,680,185 3,290,993 3,794,423 39,462 555,307
2011 7,883,865 3,446,087 3,819,107 47,170 571,501
2012 9,484,710 4,101,927 4,686,260 63,116 633,407
2013 8,596,299 3,970,447 3,917,131 66,570 642,152
2014 8,544,387 3,895,008 3,954,032 71,957 623,390
2015 10,016,576 4,745,255 4,576,683 70,092 624,545
2016 10,170,110 5,018,894 4,571,375 46,304 533,537
2017 9,508,062 4,754,893 4,161,984 50,060 541,126
2018 10,833,043 5,551,181 4,663,935 52,650 565,276
2019 11,600,558 5,968,380 4,958,798 55,575 617,805
Year 2017
January 680,323 337,744 291,564 4,242 46,773
February 588,021 292,116 250,305 3,800 41,801
March 690,819 351,273 290,929 4,062 44,554
April 647,308 331,864 268,629 3,561 43,255
May 720,158 374,092 298,415 3,835 43,816
June 872,286 435,724 386,279 4,378 45,904
July 1,104,270 552,590 497,819 4,912 48,948
August 1,043,343 516,908 474,369 4,804 47,262
September 877,043 432,895 397,619 4,352 42,177
October 791,359 385,130 358,651 4,091 43,488
November 686,661 340,219 298,198 3,766 44,478
December 806,472 404,337 349,206 4,257 48,671
Year 2018
January 805,929 425,891 327,351 4,145 48,542
February 706,517 363,824 296,296 3,886 42,511
March 772,448 395,826 329,151 4,071 43,400
April 722,667 372,401 303,383 3,616 43,268
May 868,518 459,568 359,038 4,201 45,712
June 973,956 520,305 402,054 4,633 46,963
July 1,245,648 639,299 549,546 5,518 51,285
August 1,208,900 605,610 546,123 5,593 51,575
September 1,051,922 530,570 468,776 4,838 47,737
October 909,338 457,374 400,338 4,290 47,335
November 784,673 395,480 337,321 3,760 48,112
December 782,527 385,034 344,559 4,098 48,836
Year 2019
January 873,247 441,597 373,529 4,566 53,555
February 801,042 411,828 338,638 4,217 46,359
March 835,654 431,525 350,686 4,516 48,926
April 762,539 398,908 313,343 4,173 46,115
May 863,102 458,692 350,386 4,217 49,806
June 1,016,432 538,784 422,755 4,619 50,274
July 1,283,523 657,262 566,007 5,625 54,630
August 1,305,852 676,156 568,683 5,493 55,519
September 1,108,866 572,573 478,814 4,824 52,654
October 964,472 493,737 414,452 4,356 51,926
November 846,545 423,023 366,212 4,253 53,057
December 939,284 464,296 415,293 4,715 54,981

Notes: Beginning with the collection of Form EIA-923 in January 2008, the methodology to allocate total fuel consumption for electricity generation and consumption for useful thermal output was changed.
The new methodology was retroactively applied to 2004-2007 data. See the Technical Notes (Appendix C) for further information. See Glossary for definitions.
Values are final. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923 and predecessor forms.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-920 Combined Heat and Power Plant Report, and predecessor forms.
Beginning with 2008 data, the Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report, replaced the following: Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; Form EIA-920, Combined Heat and Power Plant Report.