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Natural gas statistics

Data for the United States for 2020, 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) 33,485,264 MMcf
U.S. consumption 30,472,212 MMcf
U.S. imports 2,551,342 MMcf
U.S. exports 5,283,607 MMcf
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports 2,389,963 MMcf
Average citygate price $3.43 per Mcf
Average price delivered to consumers
Residential $10.78 per Mcf
Commercial $7.49 per Mcf
Industrial $3.32 per Mcf
Electric power $2.48 per Mcf
Ranking of state residential prices
Highest—Hawaii $37.75 per Mcf
Lowest—Idaho $6.73 per Mcf
Natural gas consumption by end use Amount Share of total
Electric power 11,615,988 MMcf 38%
Industrial 8,150,724 MMcf 27%
Residential 4,674,311 MMcf 15%
Commercial 3,170,221 MMcf 10%
Lease and processing plant fuel 1,804,731 MMcf 6%
Transportation (pipeline and vehicle fuel) 1,056,237 MMcf 3%
Number of producing natural gas wells 483,326
Natural gas percentage of utility-scale electricity generation 40%
Natural gas percentage of utility-scale electricity generation capacity (2019) 43%
Top dry natural gas-producing state Texas
World dry natural gas
Production (2019) 142,687,000 MMcf
Consumption (2019) 141,353,000 MMcf

Last updated: October 8, 2021