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Natural Gas Annual

With Data for 2018 | Release Date:  October 31, 2019 | Next Release:  September 2020 | full report

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Updated: November 18, 2019
EIA has updated Figure 1, Natural Gas Flow in the United States, 2018, to include lease fuel, plant fuel, and pipeline and distribution use of natural gas, and it has changed how the balancing item is displayed.

Data Tablesall tables

Overview
1 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas in the United States, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
2 Natural Gas Production, Transmission, and Consumption by State, 2018 PDF CSV
Supplies
3 Gross Withdrawals and Marketed Production of Natural Gas by State and the Gulf of Mexico, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
4 Offshore Gross Withdrawals of Natural Gas by State and the Gulf of Mexico, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
5 Number of Wells Producing Natural Gas by State and the Gulf of Mexico, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
6 Natural Gas Processed, Liquids Extracted, and Estimated Natural Gas Plant Liquids Production by State, 2018 PDF CSV
7 Supplemental Gas Supplies by State, 2018 PDF CSV
Imports and Exports
8 Summary of U.S. Natural Gas Imports, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
9 Summary of U.S. Natural Gas Imports by Point of Entry, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
10 Summary of U.S. Natural Gas Exports, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
11 Summary of U.S. Natural Gas Exports by Point of Exit, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
Movements and Storage
12 Interstate Movements and Movements Across U.S. Borders of Natural Gas by State, 2018 PDF CSV
13 Additions to and Withdrawals from Gas Storage by State, 2018 PDF CSV
14 Underground Natural Gas Storage Capacity by State, December 31, 2018 PDF CSV
Consumption
15 Consumption of Natural Gas by State, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
16 Natural Gas Delivered to Consumers by Sector, 2014-2018, and by State and Sector, 2018 PDF CSV
17 Natural Gas Delivered to Residential Consumers for the Account of Others by State, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
18 Natural Gas Delivered to Commercial Consumers for the Account of Others by State, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
19 Natural Gas Delivered to Industrial Consumers for the Account of Others by State, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
20 Number of Natural Gas Residential Consumers by Type of Service and State, 2017-2018 PDF CSV
21 Number of Natural Gas Commercial Consumers by Type of Service and State, 2017-2018 PDF CSV
22 Number of Natural Gas Industrial Consumers by Type of Service and State, 2017-2018 PDF CSV
Consumer Prices
23 Average Citygate Price of Natural Gas in the United States, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
24 Average Price of Natural Gas Delivered to Consumers by State, 2018 PDF CSV
25 Average Price of Natural Gas Delivered to Residential and Commercial Sector Consumers by Local Distribution and Marketers in Selected States, 2017-2018 PDF CSV
26 Number of Consumers Eligible and Participating in a Customer Choice Program in the Residential Sector, 2018 PDF CSV
27 Percent Distribution of Natural Gas Supply and Disposition by State, 2018 PDF CSV
28 Percent Distribution of Natural Gas Delivered to Consumers by State, 2018 PDF CSV
State Summaries
S1 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Alabama, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S2 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Alaska, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S3 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Arizona, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S4 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Arkansas, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S5 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - California, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S6 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Colorado, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S7 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Connecticut, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S8 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Delaware, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S9 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - District of Columbia, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S10 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Florida, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S11 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Georgia, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S12 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Gulf of Mexico, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S13 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Hawaii, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S14 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Idaho, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S15 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Illinois, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S16 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Indiana, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S17 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Iowa, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S18 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Kansas, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S19 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Kentucky, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S20 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Louisiana, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S21 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Maine, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S22 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Maryland, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S23 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Massachusetts, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S24 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Michigan, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S25 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Minnesota, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S26 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Mississippi, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S27 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Missouri, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S28 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Montana, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S29 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Nebraska, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S30 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Nevada, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S31 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - New Hampshire, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S32 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - New Jersey, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S33 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - New Mexico, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S34 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - New York, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S35 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - North Carolina, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S36 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - North Dakota, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S37 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Ohio, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S38 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Oklahoma, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S39 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Oregon, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S40 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Pennsylvania, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S41 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Rhode Island, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S42 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - South Carolina, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S43 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - South Dakota, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S44 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Tennessee, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S45 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Texas, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S46 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Utah, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S47 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Vermont, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S48 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Virginia, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S49 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Washington, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S50 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - West Virginia, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S51 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Wisconsin, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
S52 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas - Wyoming, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
Figures
Overview
1 Natural Gas Flow in the United States, 2018 PDF
2 Natural Gas Supply and Disposition in the United States, 2018 PDF
Supplies
3 Marketed Production of Natural Gas in the United States and the Gulf of Mexico, 2018 PDF
4 Marketed Production of Natural Gas in Selected States and the Gulf of Mexico, 2017-2018 PDF
5 Gross Withdrawals of Natural Gas in the United States, by Type of Well, 2014-2018 PDF
6 Natural Gas Processing in the United States and the Gulf of Mexico, 2018 PDF
Imports and Exports
7 U.S. Natural Gas Trade Summary, 2014-2018 PDF
8 Flow of Natural Gas Imports, 2018 PDF
9 Flow of Natural Gas Exports by Pipeline, 2018 PDF
10 Flow of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports, 2018 PDF
11 Natural Gas Flow Capacity Summary, by Region, 2018 PDF
12 Net Interstate Movements, Imports, and Exports of Natural Gas in the United States, 2018 PDF
Movements and Storage
13 Locations of Existing Natural Gas Underground Storage Fields in the United States, 2018 PDF
14 Natural Gas Delivered to Consumers in the United States, 2014-2018 PDF
15 Natural Gas Delivered to Consumers in the United States, 2018 PDF
Consumption
16 Percent of Natural Gas Deliveries in the United States Representing Deliveries for the Account of Others, by Consumer Sector, 2014-2018 PDF
17 Average Price of Natural Gas Delivered to Consumers in the United States, 2014-2018 PDF
18 Average Price of Natural Gas Delivered to Residential Consumers, 1980-2018 PDF
Consumer Prices
19 Average Citygate Price of Natural Gas in the United States, 2018 PDF
20 Average Price of Natural Gas Delivered to U.S. Residential Consumers, 2018 PDF
21 Average Price of Natural Gas Delivered to U.S. Commercial Consumers, 2018 PDF
22 Average Price of Natural Gas Delivered to U.S. Onsystem Industrial Consumers, 2018 PDF
23 Average Price of Natural Gas Delivered to U.S. Electric Power Consumers, 2018 PDF
24 Top Five States with Participants in a Residential Customer Choice Program, 2018 PDF
Appendices
A Summary of Data Collection Operations and Report Methodology, 2014-2018 PDF
  Form EIA-176 PDF
  Form EIA-895 PDF
  Form EIA-910 PDF
B Metric and Thermal Conversion Tables PDF
Appendix Tables
A1 Natural Gas Losses and Unaccounted for by State, 2018 PDF CSV
A2 Natural Gas Processing Plant Capacity, by State, 2017 PDF CSV
B1 Summary Statistics for Natural Gas in the United States, Metric Equivalents, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
B2 Thermal Conversion Factors and Data, 2014-2018 PDF CSV
Appendix Figures
A1 Natural Gas Processing Plant Capacity in the United States, 2017 PDF
Glossary
  Natural Gas Annual Glossary PDF

Natural Gas Annual Contacts

Highlights

Natural gas flow in the United States, 2018

figure data

Natural Gas Annual 2018

  • The 2018 Natural Gas Annual shows both U.S. dry natural gas production and consumption rose to record highs in 2018.
  • Domestic dry natural gas production in 2018 was 30.6 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), or 83.8 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) and 12.0% higher than the 2017 level of 74.8 Bcf/d. Louisiana saw the largest total gain by volume in annual dry natural gas production, increasing 31.9%, from 5.77 Bcf/d in 2017 to 7.62 Bcf/d in 2018. Arkansas saw the largest total decline in production, decreasing 15.1% from 1.90 Bcf/d in 2017 to 1.62 Bcf/d in 2018.
  • Deliveries of natural gas to consumers in 2018 were 27.5 Tcf, or 75.4 Bcf/d, an increase of 10.8% from 2017 deliveries. All five sectors (residential, commercial, industrial, vehicle fuel, and electric power) saw an increase in deliveries to consumers in 2018:
    • Deliveries to residential consumers increased by 13.2% between 2017 and 2018 to 13.7 Bcf/d.
    • Deliveries to commercial consumers increased by 11.1% to 9.6 Bcf/d, the highest of any year on record, dating back to 1930.
    • Deliveries to industrial consumers increased by 5.4% to 23.0 Bcf/d, the highest volume since 1997.
    • Deliveries as vehicle fuel increased by 4.6% to 0.14 Bcf/d, the highest for any year since EIA began tracking vehicle fuel in 1997.
    • Deliveries to the electric power sector increased by 14.3% in 2018 to 29.0 Bcf/d. Electric power deliveries were the highest for any year since EIA began tracking them in 1997.
  • For the second consecutive year, the United States was a natural gas net exporter (exports minus imports) in 2018, exporting 719 Bcf more natural gas than it imported for the year. U.S. natural gas imports decreased year to year for the first time since 2014. Total imports of natural gas in 2018 were 2,889 Bcf, a decrease of 4.8% from 3,033 Bcf in 2017. Exports of natural gas increased year to year for the fourth consecutive year. Total exports of natural gas in 2018 were 3,607 Bcf, an increase of 14.4% from 3,154 Bcf in 2017. Total exports for 2018 were the highest of any year on record, dating back to 1973. The United States exported natural gas to 33 countries in 2018, the most ever, up from 28 countries in 2017 and 19 countries in 2016.

 

Sections

Respondent/Company Level Natural Gas Data Files

  • Annual Natural and Supplemental Gas Supply and Disposition Company level data (1997 to 2018) as reported on Form EIA-176 and detailed annual data (2005 to 2018) of storage field capacity, field type, and maximum deliverability as of December 31st of the report year, as reported by operators of all U.S. underground natural gas storage fields are provided in the Natural Gas Annual Respondent Query System.