Table 5.4.D. Natural Gas: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2006 - 2016 (Billion Btus)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2006 6,643,926 2,546,169 3,508,597 35,473 553,687
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
Year 2014
January 712,739 332,236 318,202 6,617 55,685
February 595,093 272,135 268,359 5,324 49,275
March 606,450 277,717 271,095 5,444 52,194
April 594,458 276,418 263,616 5,108 49,315
May 699,321 331,772 309,525 5,951 52,074
June 775,917 357,324 360,122 6,313 52,157
July 907,414 404,309 438,809 7,174 57,122
August 964,381 438,925 460,152 7,674 57,630
September 831,074 366,740 403,853 6,591 53,890
October 758,982 333,256 367,397 6,129 52,199
November 653,369 297,748 296,324 5,676 53,621
December 696,105 313,245 319,334 6,193 57,333
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

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.