Table 5.4.C. Natural Gas: Consumption for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output,
by Sector, 2006 - 2016 (Million Cubic Feet)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2006 7,404,432 2,478,396 3,743,704 67,735 1,114,597
2007 7,961,922 2,736,418 4,104,991 70,074 1,050,439
2008 7,689,380 2,730,134 3,938,245 66,216 954,785
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
Year 2014
January 782,023 325,184 337,697 13,616 105,526
February 648,695 266,184 284,925 8,706 88,880
March 663,791 272,114 288,694 8,537 94,446
April 646,360 270,418 278,481 8,052 89,409
May 748,053 323,672 323,257 9,033 92,091
June 821,616 348,601 372,150 9,580 91,286
July 953,174 393,278 450,025 10,715 99,157
August 1,010,052 426,786 471,019 11,461 100,785
September 875,732 356,329 414,618 10,126 94,659
October 807,761 323,887 379,503 9,715 94,657
November 703,762 289,294 311,098 9,169 94,202
December 748,513 304,188 334,581 9,883 99,861
Year 2015
January 824,310 347,733 363,591 9,504 103,482
February 749,144 332,165 316,178 8,549 92,252
March 816,819 348,531 360,200 9,180 98,908
April 765,240 330,291 333,985 8,084 92,881
May 838,634 362,129 372,356 8,989 95,159
June 997,311 447,668 438,807 9,804 101,032
July 1,166,459 510,811 534,731 11,474 109,444
August 1,148,226 497,761 528,829 11,208 110,428
September 1,008,300 433,385 461,659 10,772 102,484
October 903,623 381,518 410,022 9,731 102,351
November 845,020 367,223 365,190 9,315 103,292
December 888,588 394,101 374,505 9,769 110,212
Year 2016
January 888,054 393,680 380,273 10,658 103,442
February 794,487 356,141 333,659 9,697 94,990
March 853,505 380,955 363,811 9,791 98,949
April 823,234 364,349 354,544 9,383 94,958
May 911,816 410,066 394,365 9,716 97,669
June 1,082,340 501,265 469,043 11,016 101,016
July 1,260,455 572,833 567,135 13,330 107,158
August 1,273,362 568,640 582,596 13,761 108,365
September 1,027,371 454,547 460,740 11,073 101,012
October 852,970 370,827 372,969 9,800 99,374
November 769,325 336,785 325,260 8,716 98,563
December 785,056 346,904 323,883 10,305 103,965

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.