Table 5.4.B. Natural Gas: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
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 816,787 0 305,542 41,275 469,970
2010 821,775 0 301,769 46,324 473,683
2011 839,681 0 308,669 39,856 491,155
2012 886,103 0 322,607 47,883 515,613
2013 882,385 0 303,177 51,057 528,151
2014 865,146 4,926 292,016 46,635 521,569
2015 935,098 8,060 283,372 46,287 597,379
2016 1,151,866 38,096 356,905 80,943 675,922
2017 1,168,544 38,740 309,949 104,324 715,532
2018 1,205,962 43,156 331,952 81,856 748,997
2019 1,196,025 42,645 317,231 79,734 756,415
Year 2017
January 101,549 3,706 27,280 9,873 60,690
February 90,407 3,220 23,641 8,410 55,135
March 97,294 3,494 27,032 8,162 58,606
April 89,369 2,988 23,820 6,875 55,687
May 91,989 3,096 24,254 7,268 57,371
June 95,015 2,718 25,783 8,423 58,091
July 103,478 3,437 27,754 9,924 62,363
August 101,700 3,212 27,478 9,947 61,063
September 97,286 2,968 25,062 8,898 60,357
October 97,642 3,045 25,404 8,648 60,544
November 95,784 3,124 24,761 8,412 59,488
December 107,031 3,731 27,680 9,485 66,136
Year 2018
January 107,213 3,929 28,934 7,417 66,933
February 94,793 3,366 26,629 6,706 58,093
March 100,213 3,557 28,088 6,844 61,724
April 92,932 2,942 25,265 6,133 58,592
May 94,707 3,306 26,238 6,099 59,064
June 97,016 3,642 26,642 6,537 60,196
July 107,003 4,484 30,339 7,649 64,531
August 105,929 4,079 29,861 7,691 64,297
September 99,289 3,479 27,089 6,581 62,140
October 99,045 3,013 27,218 6,411 62,402
November 101,846 3,185 27,080 6,829 64,751
December 105,976 4,174 28,570 6,959 66,273
Year 2019
January 108,272 3,951 29,369 7,409 67,543
February 97,224 3,804 24,972 6,793 61,656
March 101,583 3,690 27,549 6,684 63,661
April 91,878 2,748 24,623 6,027 58,480
May 94,224 2,863 24,079 5,727 61,556
June 95,837 3,342 25,592 6,130 60,772
July 102,404 3,983 27,280 7,354 63,786
August 104,051 4,098 28,829 6,950 64,175
September 97,399 3,762 25,526 6,377 61,734
October 96,976 2,931 25,473 6,171 62,402
November 100,030 3,527 26,036 6,628 63,839
December 106,147 3,946 27,902 7,486 66,812

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.