Table 5.12. Consumption of Nautral Gas for Electricity Generation by State, by Sector,
2016 and 2015 (Million Cubic Feet)

  Electric Power Sector  
Census Division
and State
All Sectors Electric Utilities Independent Power Producers Commercial Sector Industrial Sector
  Year 2016 Year 2015 Percentage Change Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2015
New England 388,458 404,268 -3.9% 3,330 4,386 374,582 382,202 5,180 9,325 5,366 8,355
Connecticut 127,130 128,326 -0.9% 421 267 121,879 119,063 2,213 3,913 2,618 5,082
Maine 23,895 20,260 18% 0 0 22,281 17,888 130 356 1,483 2,017
Massachusetts 156,132 162,051 -3.7% 2,419 3,792 150,150 152,881 2,504 4,262 1,059 1,116
New Hampshire 34,140 43,066 -21% 476 307 33,365 42,366 92 253 206 140
Rhode Island 47,144 50,545 -6.7% 0 0 46,907 50,005 236 539 0 0
Vermont 19 21 -10% 14 19 0 0 4 2 0 0
Middle Atlantic 1,269,480 1,180,966 7.5% 110,702 116,143 1,141,115 1,042,537 6,552 10,628 11,111 11,658
New Jersey 314,705 275,564 14% 2,583 737 309,356 269,860 945 1,816 1,821 3,150
New York 452,696 467,122 -3.1% 108,016 115,373 337,708 342,188 4,993 7,515 1,979 2,046
Pennsylvania 502,080 438,280 15% 103 33 494,051 430,488 615 1,297 7,312 6,461
East North Central 852,535 684,073 25% 382,447 305,678 446,919 350,516 7,522 10,439 15,647 17,441
Illinois 149,481 87,371 71% 13,725 5,464 128,973 74,372 1,813 4,080 4,970 3,455
Indiana 152,405 125,064 22% 123,508 96,816 24,991 23,024 1,016 994 2,890 4,230
Michigan 225,323 164,114 37% 87,203 54,569 129,419 98,273 3,052 3,511 5,650 7,762
Ohio 210,518 208,398 1.0% 55,135 57,059 153,812 149,307 1,051 1,306 520 726
Wisconsin 114,807 99,125 16% 102,876 91,769 9,724 5,540 590 548 1,617 1,268
West North Central 179,323 143,077 25% 151,096 120,123 23,870 16,237 1,609 3,042 2,747 3,674
Iowa 22,012 18,776 17% 20,699 16,198 0.20 0.08 459 542 854 2,036
Kansas 20,680 15,182 36% 20,399 14,624 0 0 0 0 281 558
Minnesota 65,624 54,364 21% 52,636 45,920 11,137 6,055 636 1,646 1,215 743
Missouri 47,411 37,925 25% 34,015 26,653 12,732 10,183 501 850 163 239
Nebraska 5,813 4,266 36% 5,791 4,255 0 0 13 4 9 7
North Dakota 10,373 6,437 61% 10,146 6,346 0 0 0 0 227 91
South Dakota 7,410 6,128 21% 7,410 6,128 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Atlantic 2,415,762 2,288,760 5.5% 1,947,864 1,864,143 440,121 388,423 5,960 7,551 21,816 28,643
Delaware 58,855 57,235 2.8% 711 367 53,122 45,067 0 0 5,022 11,801
District of Columbia 601 648 -7.4% 0 0 0.31 0 600 648 0 0
Florida 1,186,725 1,163,471 2.0% 1,081,094 1,086,206 97,758 68,114 172 208 7,701 8,944
Georgia 381,331 358,959 6.2% 295,258 262,095 83,189 93,261 0 0 2,884 3,603
Maryland 53,486 44,642 20% 0 0 48,046 37,782 5,048 6,551 391 310
North Carolina 293,942 270,320 8.7% 254,527 239,576 38,745 29,779 80 54 590 912
South Carolina 131,598 135,505 -2.9% 106,252 119,264 24,999 15,980 9 21 338 240
Virginia 298,102 244,760 22% 208,486 155,303 85,637 86,553 51 70 3,928 2,833
West Virginia 11,122 13,219 -16% 1,536 1,332 8,625 11,887 0 0 961 0.07
East South Central 929,994 862,559 7.8% 613,191 533,813 304,829 313,289 901 1,255 11,073 14,202
Alabama 403,770 404,213 -0.1% 120,458 111,635 277,130 283,612 0 0 6,182 8,967
Kentucky 67,386 53,503 26% 60,847 45,788 5,512 5,935 0 0 1,027 1,780
Mississippi 368,640 332,923 11% 344,423 306,850 22,175 23,742 0 34 2,041 2,296
Tennessee 90,198 71,920 25% 87,463 69,540 12 0 901 1,221 1,823 1,159
West South Central 2,480,580 2,636,288 -5.9% 886,812 862,132 1,204,698 1,307,140 4,706 7,298 384,364 459,718
Arkansas 131,629 105,102 25% 54,814 34,791 74,981 68,332 433 24 1,401 1,954
Louisiana 481,008 531,883 -9.6% 280,472 305,826 44,592 29,480 739 1,679 155,205 194,898
Oklahoma 278,283 255,418 9.0% 194,042 169,886 82,920 84,483 0.01 0.08 1,320 1,048
Texas 1,589,660 1,743,885 -8.8% 357,484 351,629 1,002,205 1,124,844 3,534 5,595 226,437 261,818
Mountain 739,943 727,043 1.8% 550,066 525,578 175,191 185,807 2,274 4,578 12,413 11,081
Arizona 256,096 249,798 2.5% 149,716 139,541 105,757 108,784 624 1,472 0 0
Colorado 93,347 89,735 4.0% 77,193 70,440 15,818 19,043 12 3 323 249
Idaho 24,098 28,013 -14% 13,694 16,437 9,590 10,882 170 163 644 531
Montana 5,382 6,558 -18% 4,499 5,956 864 602 0 0 19 0
Nevada 208,394 209,654 -0.6% 190,283 190,075 15,428 16,286 270 699 2,412 2,594
New Mexico 81,834 77,051 6.2% 55,180 47,060 26,044 28,614 594 1,364 16 13
Utah 65,310 61,376 6.4% 58,000 54,843 1,678 1,587 603 877 5,029 4,069
Wyoming 5,483 4,859 13% 1,502 1,226 12 8 0 0 3,969 3,626
Pacific Contiguous 885,536 1,058,400 -16% 345,161 383,053 460,049 590,531 11,593 15,976 68,733 68,840
California 701,605 850,427 -17% 245,491 278,479 377,035 488,483 11,301 15,325 67,778 68,140
Oregon 106,536 112,912 -5.6% 51,498 46,156 54,339 65,790 209 571 490 395
Washington 77,394 95,061 -19% 48,172 58,419 28,674 36,257 83 80 465 305
Pacific Noncontiguous 28,498 31,139 -8.5% 28,224 30,207 0 0 7 0.01 267 933
Alaska 28,498 31,139 -8.5% 28,224 30,207 0 0 7 0.01 267 933
Hawaii 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
U.S. Total 10,170,110 10,016,576 1.5% 5,018,894 4,745,255 4,571,375 4,576,683 46,304 70,092 533,537 624,545

Notes: See Glossary for definitions. Values are final. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. Percentage change is calculated before rounding.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report.