Table 5.4.B. Natural Gas: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
by Sector, 2007 - 2017 (Million Cubic Feet)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2007 872,579 0 339,796 35,987 496,796
2008 793,537 0 326,048 32,813 434,676
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 1,558,826 38,740 309,982 493,553 716,551
Year 2015
January 79,075 582 25,015 4,250 49,227
February 73,005 615 22,712 3,906 45,772
March 80,319 512 24,594 4,013 51,201
April 73,041 598 21,826 3,220 47,398
May 72,919 629 22,283 3,475 46,532
June 74,850 589 22,777 3,582 47,901
July 82,339 727 25,332 4,138 52,143
August 83,543 935 25,150 3,973 53,485
September 78,210 731 24,437 4,076 48,965
October 78,745 688 23,297 3,788 50,972
November 77,684 713 22,566 3,845 50,561
December 81,369 743 23,382 4,021 53,223
Year 2016
January 102,014 3,434 32,304 7,160 59,117
February 92,405 3,264 29,348 6,354 53,439
March 95,161 3,002 30,664 6,298 55,197
April 88,634 2,286 27,002 6,104 53,241
May 92,471 2,888 29,069 6,096 54,418
June 96,618 3,649 30,019 6,907 56,043
July 102,867 3,805 32,099 8,142 58,821
August 105,025 3,723 33,436 8,377 59,489
September 95,330 2,973 29,581 6,850 55,926
October 92,360 2,740 27,138 6,125 56,357
November 90,321 2,812 27,191 5,773 54,544
December 98,660 3,520 29,054 6,758 59,328
Year 2017
January 127,084 3,704 27,262 35,582 60,537
February 112,941 3,216 23,651 31,076 54,998
March 124,225 3,489 27,021 35,064 58,651
April 116,153 2,985 23,807 33,697 55,663
May 122,901 3,093 24,244 37,919 57,644
June 135,248 2,722 25,799 48,279 58,448
July 153,446 3,441 27,792 59,383 62,830
August 148,112 3,216 27,487 56,164 61,245
September 131,476 2,980 25,078 42,918 60,501
October 127,664 3,046 25,407 38,592 60,619
November 120,505 3,119 24,763 33,275 59,348
December 139,071 3,729 27,671 41,603 66,067

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.