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Natural Gas Monthly

Data for April 2017  |  Release Date:   June 30, 2017  |  Next Release:   July 31, 2017   |  full report

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Tables
1 Summary of natural gas supply and disposition in the United States, 2012-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
2 Natural gas consumption in the United States, 2012-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
3 Selected national average natural gas prices, 2012-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
4 U.S. natural gas imports, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
5 U.S. natural gas exports, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
6 Gross withdrawals of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2012-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
7 Marketed production of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2012-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
8 Underground natural gas storage – all operators, 2012-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
9 Underground natural gas storage by season, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
10 Underground natural gas storage – salt cavern storage fields, 2012-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
11 Underground natural gas storage – storage fields other than salt caverns, 2012-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
12 Net withdrawals from underground storage, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
13 Activities of underground natural gas storage operators, by state, April 2017   PDF CSV  
14 Natural gas deliveries to residential consumers, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
15 Natural gas deliveries to commercial consumers, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
16 Natural gas deliveries to industrial consumers, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
17 Natural gas deliveries to electric power consumers, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
18 Natural gas deliveries to all consumers, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
19 Average citygate price, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
20 Average price of natural gas sold to residential consumers, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
21 Average price of natural gas sold to commercial consumers, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
22 Average price of natural gas sold to industrial consumers, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
23 Average price of natural gas sold to electric power consumers, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
24 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial prices, by state, 2015-2017   PDF CSV  
25 Heating value of natural gas consumed, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
Figures
1 Production, consumption, and net imports of natural gas in the United States, 2014-2017   PDF
2 Natural gas deliveries to consumers in the United States, 2014-2017   PDF
3 Average citygate and consumer price of natural gas in the United States, 2014-2017   PDF
4 Spot prices of natural gas and natural gas plant liquids in the United States, 2014-2017   PDF
5 Working gas in underground natural gas storage in the United States, 2014-2017   PDF
6 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial price estimates, 2014-2017   PDF
Appendices
A Explanatory notes   PDF
A1 Methodology for most recent monthly natural gas supply and disposition data of Tables 1 and 2   PDF
B Data sources   PDF
C Statistical considerations   PDF
C1 Standard error for natural gas deliveries and price to consumers by state, April 2017   PDF CSV
Natural Gas Monthly Glossary   PDF
  Common abbreviations used in the Natural Gas Monthly   PDF
Volume Comparison
A volume comparison of residential and commercial consumption calculated with two methodologies.

Natural Gas Monthly Contacts

Highlights




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April 2017

  • In April 2017, for the fourteenth consecutive month, dry natural gas production decreased year-to-year from the same month a year ago. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in April 2017 was 2,148 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 71.6 Bcf/day. This level was a 1.3 Bcf/day (1.8%) decrease from the April 2016 level of 72.9 Bcf/day.
  • The estimated natural gas consumption level in April 2017 was 1,907 Bcf, or 63.6 Bcf/day. This level was a decrease of 8.7%, or 6.1 Bcf/day, from the 2,089 Bcf consumed in April 2016. Natural gas consumption was the lowest for April since 2011.
  • Year-over-year total consumption of dry natural gas in March 2017 decreased in three of the four consuming sectors, with the exception being industrial deliveries, which increased year-over-year. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in April 2017 were as follows:
    • Residential deliveries in April 2017 were 281 Bcf, or 9.4 Bcf/day, down 15.1% from 11.0 Bcf/day in April 2016. Residential deliveries were the lowest for April since 2012.
    • Commercial deliveries were 212 Bcf, or 7.1 Bcf/day, down 9.4% from 7.8 Bcf/day in April 2016. Commercial deliveries were the lowest for April since 2012.
    • Industrial deliveries were 623 Bcf, or 20.8 Bcf/day, up 0.5% from 20.7 Bcf/day in April 2016.
    • Electric power deliveries were 614 Bcf, or 20.5 Bcf/day, down 14.8% from 24.0 Bcf/day in April 2016. Electric power deliveries were the lowest for April since 2014.

     

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