Table 5.4.F. Natural Gas: Consumption for Electricity Generation and Useful Thermal Output,
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 7,612,500 2,546,169 3,847,644 69,401 1,149,286
2007 8,181,986 2,808,500 4,219,827 71,560 1,082,099
2008 7,900,986 2,803,283 4,046,069 67,571 984,062
2009 8,138,385 2,981,285 4,062,633 77,077 1,017,390
2010 8,694,186 3,359,035 4,191,241 87,357 1,056,553
2011 8,913,315 3,511,732 4,221,895 89,485 1,090,203
2012 10,605,661 4,179,725 5,133,095 113,932 1,178,910
2013 9,718,871 4,059,838 4,337,851 119,857 1,201,326
2014 9,687,297 4,006,859 4,377,657 121,773 1,181,009
2015 11,326,564 4,913,263 5,032,066 119,502 1,261,732
2016 11,704,224 5,228,667 5,096,363 131,489 1,247,706
Year 2014
January 802,421 332,777 347,130 13,900 108,614
February 665,884 272,687 292,806 8,924 91,468
March 681,251 278,184 297,053 8,753 97,260
April 663,406 276,710 286,421 8,258 92,017
May 769,337 332,000 333,000 9,294 95,042
June 845,529 357,604 383,926 9,845 94,154
July 982,162 404,585 464,217 11,004 102,356
August 1,041,780 439,380 486,443 11,799 104,158
September 903,089 367,120 427,881 10,407 97,681
October 833,016 333,697 391,655 9,992 97,671
November 726,156 298,296 321,133 9,432 97,295
December 773,267 313,817 345,991 10,165 103,294
Year 2015
January 851,381 358,783 375,946 9,747 106,905
February 773,745 342,649 327,125 8,773 95,198
March 843,224 359,293 372,449 9,422 102,060
April 791,486 341,113 346,238 8,298 95,838
May 867,525 374,222 385,725 9,221 98,357
June 1,032,571 463,242 454,714 10,068 104,546
July 1,208,010 529,209 553,746 11,786 113,269
August 1,187,749 514,757 547,471 11,501 114,019
September 1,043,593 448,583 478,110 11,064 105,835
October 934,308 394,400 424,329 9,984 105,595
November 873,630 379,344 378,223 9,588 106,474
December 919,343 407,668 387,990 10,050 113,636
Year 2016
January 918,053 406,100 394,236 11,024 106,693
February 821,928 368,437 345,386 10,025 98,080
March 882,609 394,316 376,149 10,103 102,041
April 850,513 376,184 366,715 9,689 97,926
May 941,544 423,696 407,146 10,028 100,674
June 1,116,982 517,465 484,047 11,371 104,099
July 1,301,782 591,270 586,238 13,771 110,503
August 1,319,012 589,381 603,325 14,230 112,076
September 1,063,717 470,778 477,131 11,449 104,359
October 881,478 383,362 385,445 10,134 102,537
November 794,936 348,698 335,635 9,018 101,584
December 811,670 358,980 334,909 10,647 107,134

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.