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Natural gas statistics

Data for the United States for 2018, 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) 30,588,702 MMcf
U.S. consumption 30,075,334 MMcf
U.S. imports 2,888,847 MMcf
U.S. exports 3,607,418 MMcf
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports 76,451 MMcf
Average citygate price $4.23 per Mcf
Average price delivered to consumers
Residential $10.50 per Mcf
Commercial $7.78 per Mcf
Industrial $4.21 per Mcf
Electric power $3.68 per Mcf
Ranking of state residential prices
Highest—Hawaii $43.48 per Mcf
Lowest—Idaho $7.11 per Mcf
Natural gas consumption by end use Amount Share of total
Electric power 10,588,937 MMcf 35%
Industrial 8,377,487 MMcf 28%
Residential 4,996,238 MMcf 17%
Commercial 3,515,143 MMcf 12%
Lease and processing plant fuel 1,684,220 MMcf 6%
Transportation (pipeline and vehicle fuel) 913,308 MMcf 3%
Number of producing natural gas wells 523,412
Natural gas percentage of utility-scale electricity generation 35%
Natural gas percentage of utility-scale electricity generation capacity 43%
Top natural gas-producing state Texas
World dry natural gas
Production (2017) 130,751,000 MMcf
Consumption (2017) 132,290,000 MMcf

Last updated: November 13, 2019