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Natural gas statistics

Data for the United States for 2022, except where noted. Physical amounts (volumes) for the United States are in million cubic feet (MMcf) measured at 14.73 pounds per square inch and at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Prices are nominal prices in dollars per thousand cubic feet (Mcf).

U.S. production (dry gas) 36,353,023 MMcf
U.S. consumption 32,288,230 MMcf
U.S. imports 3,024,160 MMcf
U.S. exports 6,903,902 MMcf
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports 3,865,643 MMcf
Average citygate price $6.89 per Mcf
Average price delivered to consumers
Residential $14.75 per Mcf
Commercial $11.32 per Mcf
Industrial $7.66 per Mcf
Electric power $7.51 per Mcf
Ranking of state residential prices
Highest—Hawaii $57.46 per Mcf
Lowest—Idaho $7.97 per Mcf
Natural gas consumption by end use Amount Share of total
Electric power 12,117,975 MMcf 38%
Industrial 8,536,882 MMcf 26%
Residential 4,964,165 MMcf 15%
Commercial 3,509,075 MMcf 11%
Lease and processing plant fuel 1,882,802 MMcf 6%
Transportation (pipeline and vehicle fuel) 1,277,332 MMcf 4%
Number of producing natural gas wells (2020) 483,326
Natural gas percentage of utility-scale electricity generation 40%
Natural gas percentage of utility-scale electricity generation capacity (2021) 43%
Top dry natural gas-producing state Texas
World dry natural gas
Production (2021) 144,193 Billion cubic feet
Consumption (2021) 144,659 Billion cubic feet

Last updated: October 13, 2023, with data available at the time of update.