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Natural gas statistics

Data for the United States for 2019, except where noted. Physical amounts (volumes) are in million cubic feet (MMcf) and prices are in dollars per thousand cubic feet (Mcf).

U.S. production (dry gas) 33,967,557 MMcf
U.S. consumption 31,099,061 MMcf
U.S. imports 2,741,717 MMcf
U.S. exports 4,656,324 MMcf
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports 52,903 MMcf
Average citygate price $3.81 per Mcf
Average price delivered to consumers
Residential $10.51 per Mcf
Commercial $7.61 per Mcf
Industrial $3.90 per Mcf
Electric power $2.99 per Mcf
Ranking of state residential prices
Highest—Hawaii $44.14 per Mcf
Lowest—New Mexico $6.40 per Mcf
Natural gas consumption by end use Amount Share of total
Electric power 11,307,426 MMcf 36%
Industrial 8,421,655 MMcf 27%
Residential 5,015,603 MMcf 16%
Commercial 3,512,607 MMcf 11%
Lease and processing plant fuel 1,846,355 MMcf 6%
Transportation (pipeline and vehicle fuel) 995,415 MMcf 3%
Number of producing natural gas wells 491,205
Natural gas percentage of utility-scale electricity generation 38%
Natural gas percentage of utility-scale electricity generation capacity (2018) 43%
Top dry natural gas-producing state Texas
World dry natural gas
Production (2017) 130,018,000 MMcf
Consumption (2017) 132,110,000 MMcf

Last updated: October 6, 2020