Table 5.4.E. Natural Gas: Consumption for Useful Thermal Output,
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 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 1,204,582 39,828 318,611 107,987 738,156
2018 1,242,771 44,393 341,707 85,108 771,563
2019 1,232,925 43,862 327,203 82,455 779,405
Year 2017
January 104,758 3,813 28,045 10,223 62,676
February 93,160 3,310 24,273 8,706 56,871
March 100,229 3,588 27,763 8,440 60,438
April 92,042 3,069 24,463 7,102 57,408
May 94,753 3,181 24,908 7,500 59,164
June 97,955 2,795 26,507 8,718 59,935
July 106,716 3,537 28,533 10,280 64,365
August 104,854 3,308 28,247 10,300 63,000
September 100,432 3,053 25,827 9,217 62,336
October 100,639 3,126 26,136 8,955 62,422
November 98,711 3,206 25,452 8,716 61,336
December 110,333 3,842 28,457 9,829 68,204
Year 2018
January 110,628 4,042 29,790 7,723 69,074
February 97,708 3,459 27,364 6,975 59,910
March 103,291 3,651 28,924 7,105 63,610
April 95,684 3,016 25,979 6,378 60,311
May 97,553 3,393 26,998 6,338 60,824
June 99,927 3,741 27,426 6,796 61,964
July 110,227 4,625 31,245 7,946 66,410
August 109,218 4,214 30,755 7,989 66,261
September 102,279 3,587 27,861 6,855 63,976
October 102,003 3,095 27,963 6,679 64,267
November 104,969 3,272 27,893 7,097 66,706
December 109,284 4,299 29,508 7,228 68,250
Year 2019
January 111,586 4,062 30,283 7,654 69,588
February 100,131 3,910 25,665 7,015 63,541
March 104,540 3,780 28,320 6,904 65,536
April 94,549 2,814 25,348 6,231 60,157
May 96,983 2,936 24,765 5,921 63,360
June 98,713 3,437 26,357 6,342 62,577
July 105,625 4,109 28,188 7,602 65,726
August 107,481 4,228 29,837 7,188 66,227
September 100,509 3,875 26,356 6,603 63,675
October 100,070 3,008 26,323 6,391 64,347
November 103,186 3,633 26,907 6,865 65,781
December 109,550 4,069 28,852 7,739 68,889

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.