Table 5.4.D. Natural Gas: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2009 - 2019 (Billion Btus)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2009 7,301,522 2,981,285 3,750,080 35,046 535,111
2010 7,852,665 3,359,035 3,882,995 40,356 570,279
2011 8,052,309 3,511,732 3,906,484 48,509 585,584
2012 9,696,575 4,179,725 4,802,741 64,987 649,122
2013 8,813,288 4,059,838 4,026,793 67,918 658,740
2014 8,795,303 4,001,826 4,076,787 74,194 642,495
2015 10,360,990 4,905,009 4,739,438 71,929 644,615
2016 10,515,826 5,189,543 4,728,444 47,550 550,288
2017 9,827,794 4,911,629 4,308,241 51,592 556,331
2018 11,191,452 5,730,408 4,825,957 54,390 580,696
2019 11,995,859 6,165,610 5,137,826 57,028 635,394
Year 2017
January 703,875 349,666 302,008 4,368 47,833
February 607,776 301,718 259,154 3,915 42,989
March 713,669 362,690 301,014 4,188 45,776
April 668,682 342,733 277,802 3,669 44,479
May 743,595 386,053 308,547 3,934 45,060
June 901,473 450,067 399,664 4,508 47,234
July 1,142,502 571,579 515,481 5,060 50,383
August 1,079,042 534,306 491,131 4,951 48,654
September 907,689 447,592 412,178 4,490 43,429
October 817,248 397,175 371,168 4,220 44,685
November 708,836 350,721 308,473 3,889 45,753
December 833,407 417,330 361,621 4,400 50,056
Year 2018
January 832,763 439,632 338,891 4,297 49,943
February 729,643 375,307 306,626 4,024 43,685
March 798,583 408,805 341,003 4,213 44,562
April 745,888 383,881 313,808 3,744 44,456
May 896,969 474,489 371,190 4,322 46,968
June 1,005,861 536,851 415,986 4,775 48,249
July 1,286,597 660,362 567,947 5,689 52,598
August 1,248,419 625,212 564,433 5,775 52,999
September 1,087,420 548,304 485,082 5,011 49,023
October 939,342 471,956 414,310 4,446 48,630
November 810,660 407,831 349,539 3,876 49,415
December 809,307 397,779 357,144 4,217 50,168
Year 2019
January 901,820 454,966 387,180 4,684 54,991
February 827,342 424,486 350,869 4,326 47,662
March 862,709 444,761 363,075 4,635 50,238
April 787,649 412,145 323,855 4,288 47,361
May 890,167 472,597 362,071 4,323 51,176
June 1,049,756 555,961 437,389 4,738 51,668
July 1,328,545 680,210 586,332 5,762 56,242
August 1,353,065 700,374 589,832 5,629 57,230
September 1,147,611 591,872 496,535 4,954 54,249
October 997,675 510,281 429,551 4,473 53,371
November 876,541 437,526 380,018 4,370 54,627
December 972,976 480,432 431,121 4,845 56,579

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.