Table 5.4.C. Natural Gas: Consumption for Electricity Generation and 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 7,937,856 2,911,279 3,961,254 75,555 989,769
2010 8,501,960 3,290,993 4,096,192 85,786 1,028,990
2011 8,723,546 3,446,087 4,127,777 87,026 1,062,657
2012 10,370,812 4,101,927 5,008,867 110,999 1,149,020
2013 9,478,685 3,970,447 4,220,309 117,626 1,170,303
2014 9,409,532 3,899,934 4,246,048 118,591 1,144,959
2015 10,951,674 4,753,315 4,860,055 116,380 1,221,924
2016 11,321,975 5,056,990 4,928,280 127,246 1,209,459
2017 10,676,606 4,793,632 4,471,933 154,383 1,256,658
2018 12,039,005 5,594,338 4,995,888 134,507 1,314,273
2019 12,796,583 6,011,024 5,276,029 135,310 1,374,220
Year 2017
January 781,872 341,450 318,844 14,114 107,463
February 678,428 295,336 273,946 12,210 96,936
March 788,112 354,767 317,961 12,224 103,160
April 736,677 334,851 292,448 10,435 98,942
May 812,147 377,189 322,669 11,102 101,187
June 967,301 438,443 412,062 12,802 103,994
July 1,207,748 556,028 525,573 14,836 111,310
August 1,145,043 520,120 501,847 14,751 108,326
September 974,328 435,863 422,681 13,250 102,535
October 889,001 388,175 384,055 12,739 104,032
November 782,445 343,343 322,959 12,177 103,966
December 913,503 408,068 376,887 13,742 114,807
Year 2018
January 913,142 429,820 356,285 11,562 115,475
February 801,310 367,190 322,924 10,592 100,604
March 872,661 399,383 357,239 10,914 105,124
April 815,600 375,343 328,647 9,750 101,860
May 963,226 462,873 385,276 10,300 104,776
June 1,070,972 523,947 428,696 11,170 107,159
July 1,352,652 643,783 579,885 13,167 115,816
August 1,314,829 609,689 575,984 13,285 115,872
September 1,151,210 534,049 495,866 11,419 109,877
October 1,008,383 460,387 427,556 10,702 109,738
November 886,519 398,665 364,401 10,589 112,863
December 888,503 389,208 373,128 11,058 115,109
Year 2019
January 981,519 445,548 402,898 11,975 121,099
February 898,267 415,631 363,610 11,010 108,015
March 937,238 435,215 378,235 11,200 112,587
April 854,417 401,656 337,966 10,200 104,595
May 957,326 461,555 374,465 9,944 111,362
June 1,112,268 542,126 448,347 10,749 111,046
July 1,385,927 661,245 593,287 12,979 118,416
August 1,409,903 680,254 597,512 12,443 119,694
September 1,206,264 576,335 504,340 11,201 114,389
October 1,061,448 496,668 439,925 10,527 114,328
November 946,575 426,550 392,248 10,881 116,896
December 1,045,431 468,241 443,195 12,201 121,793

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.