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Data for May 2022 Release Date: July 26, 2022 Next Release Date: August 24, 2022 full reportPDF
SAS Output
Table 2.4.A. Natural Gas: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2012-May 2022 (Million Cubic Feet)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2012 9,484,710 4,101,927 4,686,260 63,116 633,407
2013 8,596,299 3,970,447 3,917,131 66,570 642,152
2014 8,544,387 3,895,008 3,954,032 71,957 623,390
2015 10,016,576 4,745,255 4,576,683 70,092 624,545
2016 10,170,110 5,018,894 4,571,375 46,304 533,537
2017 9,508,062 4,754,893 4,161,984 50,060 541,126
2018 10,833,043 5,551,181 4,663,935 52,650 565,276
2019 11,601,600 5,969,422 4,958,798 55,575 617,805
2020 11,917,622 6,185,671 5,061,569 51,827 618,556
2021 11,550,818 5,881,052 5,028,713 49,644 591,408
Year 2020
January 975,951 504,198 411,105 4,616 56,032
February 917,429 478,299 383,490 4,211 51,428
March 914,458 484,881 373,112 3,944 52,521
April 798,416 427,447 320,603 3,491 46,874
May 858,041 464,236 342,427 3,664 47,715
June 1,065,323 559,071 450,418 4,366 51,468
July 1,371,672 703,094 607,755 5,434 55,389
August 1,301,779 664,939 576,428 5,247 55,165
Sept 1,037,115 524,416 459,392 4,433 48,874
October 970,288 500,783 416,665 4,222 48,618
November 795,571 406,222 336,578 3,818 48,953
December 911,580 468,085 383,595 4,381 55,518
Year 2021
January 899,001 451,875 387,982 4,308 54,836
February 804,094 402,543 355,906 3,866 41,778
March 772,283 401,008 321,905 3,988 45,382
April 775,171 401,190 325,413 3,530 45,038
May 837,803 431,026 356,351 3,681 46,745
June 1,108,352 571,935 482,667 4,137 49,613
July 1,261,792 653,150 550,712 4,613 53,318
August 1,285,510 659,997 568,060 4,756 52,698
Sept 1,018,158 513,694 452,747 4,395 47,321
October 968,282 476,833 437,890 4,181 49,378
November 907,514 457,608 394,360 4,002 51,544
December 912,858 460,193 394,719 4,188 53,758
Year 2022
January 1,002,159 512,316 433,272 4,339 52,232
February 836,156 418,063 368,132 3,917 46,044
March 806,163 407,135 346,109 3,631 49,289
April 778,208 397,221 332,695 3,400 44,891
May 948,969 486,773 412,151 3,465 46,580
Year to Date
2020 4,464,295 2,359,061 1,830,737 19,926 254,571
2021 4,088,352 2,087,643 1,747,558 19,373 233,779
2022 4,371,655 2,221,508 1,892,359 18,753 239,035
Rolling 12 Months Ending in May
2021 11,541,680 5,914,252 4,978,390 51,274 597,764
2022 11,834,121 6,014,918 5,173,515 49,024 596,665

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 for 2020 and prior years are final. Values for 2021 and 2022 are preliminary. 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.