Table 5.4.C. Natural Gas: Consumption for Electricity Generation and 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 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
2017 11,066,586 4,793,623 4,471,969 543,613 1,257,381
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
Year 2017
January 806,541 341,068 318,555 39,794 107,124
February 700,316 295,109 273,710 34,839 96,659
March 814,462 354,430 317,746 39,109 103,177
April 763,105 334,841 292,208 37,235 98,821
May 843,360 377,474 322,585 41,739 101,561
June 1,008,176 438,743 412,291 52,679 104,462
July 1,258,163 555,742 526,084 64,326 112,011
August 1,191,526 520,111 501,908 60,967 108,540
September 1,009,284 436,234 423,025 47,317 102,707
October 919,337 388,373 384,170 42,697 104,097
November 806,851 343,314 322,841 37,051 103,645
December 945,466 408,184 376,845 45,861 114,576

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.