Table 5.4.E. Natural Gas: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
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 894,272 0 347,181 36,689 510,402
2008 813,794 0 333,197 33,434 447,163
2009 836,863 0 312,553 42,032 482,279
2010 841,521 0 308,246 47,001 486,274
2011 861,006 0 315,411 40,976 504,619
2012 909,087 0 330,354 48,944 529,788
2013 905,583 0 311,058 51,939 542,587
2014 891,994 5,033 300,870 47,579 538,514
2015 965,573 8,254 292,629 47,573 617,118
2016 1,188,399 39,123 367,919 83,938 697,418
2017 1,204,917 39,828 318,607 107,987 738,495
Year 2015
January 81,639 593 25,823 4,355 50,868
February 75,313 628 23,427 4,001 47,257
March 82,901 524 25,415 4,119 52,843
April 75,388 613 22,542 3,304 48,928
May 75,351 641 23,007 3,563 48,139
June 77,455 600 23,573 3,690 49,592
July 85,250 750 26,202 4,262 54,036
August 86,315 953 26,022 4,091 55,249
September 80,778 749 25,235 4,196 50,598
October 81,246 703 24,051 3,891 52,600
November 80,037 734 23,223 3,959 52,120
December 83,900 766 24,107 4,139 54,887
Year 2016
January 105,274 3,537 33,363 7,427 60,947
February 95,395 3,362 30,296 6,587 55,150
March 98,046 3,090 31,506 6,524 56,926
April 91,393 2,345 27,822 6,324 54,902
May 95,279 2,955 29,897 6,316 56,111
June 99,552 3,743 30,879 7,157 57,772
July 106,090 3,910 33,077 8,441 60,662
August 108,667 3,840 34,596 8,693 61,539
September 98,533 3,049 30,593 7,109 57,782
October 95,307 2,804 27,973 6,357 58,173
November 93,097 2,876 27,953 5,992 56,275
December 101,767 3,612 29,964 7,012 61,179
Year 2017
January 104,566 3,810 28,027 10,257 62,471
February 92,873 3,306 24,245 8,635 56,687
March 100,170 3,583 27,752 8,398 60,438
April 91,908 3,067 24,450 7,056 57,335
May 94,921 3,177 24,898 7,455 59,391
June 98,312 2,799 26,524 8,772 60,218
July 107,185 3,541 28,572 10,313 64,759
August 105,007 3,312 28,256 10,337 63,102
September 100,615 3,065 25,843 9,284 62,423
October 100,665 3,126 26,138 8,955 62,445
November 98,498 3,201 25,454 8,695 61,149
December 110,198 3,841 28,448 9,832 68,078

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.