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Natural Gas Monthly

Data for July 2020  |  Release Date:   September 30, 2020  |  Next Release:   October 30, 2020   |  full report

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Tables
1 Summary of natural gas supply and disposition in the United States, 2015-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
2 Summary of natural gas supply and disposition in the United States, 2012-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
3 Selected national average natural gas prices, 2015-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
4 U.S. natural gas imports, 2018-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
5 U.S. natural gas exports, 2018-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
6 Gross withdrawals of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2015-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
7 Marketed production of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2015-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
8 Underground natural gas storage – all operators, 2015-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
9 Underground natural gas storage by season, 2018-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
10 Underground natural gas storage – salt cavern storage fields, 2015-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
11 Underground natural gas storage – storage fields other than salt caverns, 2015-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
12 Net withdrawals from underground storage, by state, 2018-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
13 Activities of underground natural gas storage operators, by state, July 2020   PDF CSV  
14 Natural gas deliveries to residential consumers, by state, 2018-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
15 Natural gas deliveries to commercial consumers, by state, 2018-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
16 Natural gas deliveries to industrial consumers, by state, 2018-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
17 Natural gas deliveries to electric power consumers, by state, 2018-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
18 Natural gas deliveries to all consumers, by state, 2018-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
19 Average citygate price, by state, 2018-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
20 Average price of natural gas sold to residential consumers, by state, 2018-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
21 Average price of natural gas sold to commercial consumers, by state, 2018-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
22 Average price of natural gas sold to industrial consumers, by state, 2018-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
23 Average price of natural gas sold to electric power consumers, by state, 2018-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
24 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial prices, by state, 2018-2020   PDF CSV  
25 Heating value of natural gas consumed, by state, 2018-2020 XLS PDF CSV  
Figures
1 Production, consumption, and net imports of natural gas in the United States, 2017-2020   PDF
2 Natural gas deliveries to consumers in the United States, 2017-2020   PDF
3 Average citygate and consumer price of natural gas in the United States, 2017-2020   PDF
4 Spot prices of natural gas and natural gas plant liquids in the United States, 2017-2020   PDF
5 Working gas in underground natural gas storage in the United States, 2017-2020   PDF
6 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial price estimates, 2017-2020   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, July 2020   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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July 2020

  • This issue contains extensive revisions to data for 2017, 2018, 2019, and year-to-date 2020 because of benchmarking to annual data published in the Natural Gas Annual 2019 (NGA). These revisions primarily apply to statistics on production, underground storage, consumption, and prices by sector. A detailed description of the revisions and benchmarking process is in Appendix C of the Natural Gas Monthly (NGM).
  • In July 2020, for the third consecutive month, dry natural gas production decreased year over year for the month. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in July 2020 was 2,781 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 89.7 Bcf/d. This level was 2.8 Bcf/d (-3.1%) lower than the July 2019 level of 92.5 Bcf/d. Despite this year-over-year decrease, the average daily rate of dry production was the second highest for the month since the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) began tracking monthly dry production in 1973.
  • Estimated natural gas consumption in July 2020 was 2,495 Bcf, or 80.5 Bcf/d. This level was 2.7 Bcf/d (3.5%) higher than the 77.7 Bcf/d consumed in July 2019. The average daily rate of natural gas consumption for July 2020 was the highest for the month since EIA began using the current definitions for consuming sectors in 2001.
  • The year-over-year average daily rate of consumption of dry natural gas in July 2020 increased in two of the four consuming sectors, and it decreased in the other two. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in July 2020 were as follows:
    • Residential deliveries: 118 Bcf for the month, or 3.8 Bcf/d
      • Up 5.4% compared with 3.6 Bcf/d in July 2019. Residential deliveries were the highest for the month since 2009.
    • Commercial deliveries: 129 Bcf for the month, or 4.2 Bcf/d
    • • Down 9.2% compared with 4.6 Bcf/d in July 2019. Commercial deliveries were the lowest for the month since 2012.
    • Industrial deliveries: 641 Bcf for the month, or 20.7 Bcf/d
    • • Down 1.4% compared with 21.0 Bcf/d in July 2019. Industrial deliveries were the lowest for the month since 2017.
    • Electric power deliveries: 1,374 Bcf for the month, or 44.3 Bcf/d
    • • Up 7.9% compared with 41.1 Bcf/d in July 2019. Electric power deliveries were the highest for any month since EIA began using the current definitions for consuming sectors in 2001.
  • Net natural gas imports (imports minus exports) were -122 Bcf, or -3.9 Bcf/d, in July 2020, making the United States a net exporter. Natural gas imports and exports in July 2020 were as follows:
    • Total imports: 213 Bcf for the month, or 6.9 Bcf/d
      • Down 7.4% compared with 7.4 Bcf/d in July 2019. The average daily rate of natural gas imports was the lowest for the month since 2014.
    • Total exports: 335 Bcf for the month, or 10.8 Bcf/d/li>• Down 14.8% compared with 12.7 Bcf/d in July 2019, the second consecutive month with a year-over-year decrease. Despite this year-over-year decrease, the average daily rate of natural gas exports was the second highest for the month since EIA began tracking monthly exports in 1973. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports in July 2020 were down 47.8% compared with July 2019, as global LNG suppliers have continued to reduce shipments in response to a decline in LNG demand worldwide. In July 2020, the United States exported 2.6 Bcf/d of LNG to 20 countries.

 

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