Table 5.4.D. Natural Gas: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2007 - 2017 (Billion Btus)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2007 7,287,714 2,808,500 3,872,646 34,872 571,697
2008 7,087,191 2,803,283 3,712,872 34,138 536,899
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 9,827,462 4,911,620 4,308,244 51,592 556,006
Year 2015
January 769,742 358,190 350,122 5,392 56,037
February 698,432 342,020 303,698 4,773 47,941
March 760,323 358,769 347,035 5,302 49,217
April 716,099 340,500 323,696 4,994 46,909
May 792,174 373,581 362,718 5,657 50,218
June 955,116 462,643 431,141 6,378 54,954
July 1,122,760 528,459 527,544 7,524 59,233
August 1,101,434 513,804 521,449 7,411 58,770
September 962,814 447,835 452,875 6,867 55,237
October 853,062 393,697 400,278 6,092 52,995
November 793,593 378,610 355,000 5,629 54,355
December 835,443 406,902 363,882 5,911 58,749
Year 2016
January 812,780 402,563 360,873 3,597 45,746
February 726,533 365,074 315,091 3,438 42,930
March 784,564 391,226 344,643 3,579 45,116
April 759,120 373,838 338,893 3,365 43,024
May 846,265 420,742 377,249 3,713 44,562
June 1,017,430 513,721 453,168 4,214 46,327
July 1,195,692 587,361 553,161 5,330 49,841
August 1,210,345 585,541 568,729 5,538 50,537
September 965,184 467,729 446,538 4,339 46,577
October 786,171 380,558 357,472 3,777 44,364
November 701,839 345,822 307,682 3,026 45,309
December 709,903 355,368 304,945 3,635 45,955
Year 2017
January 702,977 349,274 301,725 4,338 47,640
February 607,111 301,492 258,897 3,878 42,844
March 713,069 362,350 300,801 4,169 45,749
April 668,315 342,730 277,564 3,645 44,377
May 743,913 386,360 308,469 3,919 45,165
June 902,146 450,385 399,885 4,530 47,346
July 1,142,962 571,277 515,972 5,091 50,622
August 1,079,107 534,285 491,186 4,950 48,686
September 908,471 447,955 412,521 4,539 43,457
October 817,566 397,372 371,287 4,233 44,674
November 708,507 350,697 308,349 3,899 45,562
December 833,318 417,443 361,588 4,401 49,885

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.