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Natural Gas Monthly

Data for November 2018  |  Release Date:   January 31, 2019  |  Next Release:   February 28, 2019   |  full report

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Tables
1 Summary of natural gas supply and disposition in the United States, 2013-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
2 Natural gas consumption in the United States, 2013-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
3 Selected national average natural gas prices, 2013-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
4 U.S. natural gas imports, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
5 U.S. natural gas exports, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
6 Gross withdrawals of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2013-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
7 Marketed production of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2013-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
8 Underground natural gas storage – all operators, 2013-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
9 Underground natural gas storage by season, 2017-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
10 Underground natural gas storage – salt cavern storage fields, 2013-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
11 Underground natural gas storage – storage fields other than salt caverns, 2013-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
12 Net withdrawals from underground storage, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
13 Activities of underground natural gas storage operators, by state, November 2018   PDF CSV  
14 Natural gas deliveries to residential consumers, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
15 Natural gas deliveries to commercial consumers, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
16 Natural gas deliveries to industrial consumers, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
17 Natural gas deliveries to electric power consumers, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
18 Natural gas deliveries to all consumers, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
19 Average citygate price, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
20 Average price of natural gas sold to residential consumers, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
21 Average price of natural gas sold to commercial consumers, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
22 Average price of natural gas sold to industrial consumers, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
23 Average price of natural gas sold to electric power consumers, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
24 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial prices, by state, 2016-2018   PDF CSV  
25 Heating value of natural gas consumed, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
26 Natural gas home customer-weighted heating degree days (December 2018 data)   PDF CSV  
Figures
1 Production, consumption, and net imports of natural gas in the United States, 2015-2018   PDF
2 Natural gas deliveries to consumers in the United States, 2015-2018   PDF
3 Average citygate and consumer price of natural gas in the United States, 2015-2018   PDF
4 Spot prices of natural gas and natural gas plant liquids in the United States, 2015-2018   PDF
5 Working gas in underground natural gas storage in the United States, 2015-2018   PDF
6 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial price estimates, 2015-2018   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, November 2018   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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November 2018

  • In November 2018, for the 19th consecutive month, dry natural gas production increased year to year for the month. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in November 2018 was 2,646 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 88.2 Bcf/d. This level was 9.2 Bcf/d (11.6%) higher than the November 2017 level of 79.0 Bcf/d. The average daily rate of dry natural gas production for November was the highest for any month since EIA began tracking monthly dry natural gas production in 1973.
  • The estimated natural gas consumption level in November 2018 was 2,678 Bcf, or 89.3 Bcf/d. This level was 13.9% (10.9 Bcf/d) higher than the 2,351 Bcf consumed in November 2017. Natural gas consumption for November was the highest level for the month since 2001, when EIA began using the current definitions for consuming sectors.
  • Year-over-year total consumption of dry natural gas in November 2018 increased in all four consuming sectors. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in November 2018 were:
    • Residential deliveries: 591 Bcf, or 19.7 Bcf/d, which was up 26.3% compared with 15.6 Bcf/d in November 2017. Residential deliveries were the highest for the month since EIA began tracking residential deliveries in 1973
    • Commercial deliveries: 380 Bcf, or 12.7 Bcf/d, which was up 18.0% compared with 10.7 Bcf/d in November 2017. Commercial deliveries were the highest for the month since EIA began tracking commercial deliveries in 1973.
    • Industrial deliveries: 726 Bcf, or 24.2 Bcf/d, which was up 4.3% compared with 23.2 Bcf/d in November 2017. Industrial deliveries were the highest for the month since EIA began using the current definitions for consuming sectors in 2001. November was the 19th consecutive month that industrial deliveries set a new monthly high.
    • Electric power deliveries: 754 Bcf, or 25.1 Bcf/d, which was up 13.7% compared with 22.1 Bcf/d in November 2017. Electric power deliveries were the highest for the month since 2001, when EIA began using the current definitions for consuming sectors.
  • Net natural gas imports (imports minus exports) were -123 Bcf, or -4.1 Bcf/d, in November 2018, making the United States a net exporter. Total imports were 7.1 Bcf/d, a decrease of 12.7% compared with 8.1 Bcf/d in November 2017. Total exports were 11.2 Bcf/d, an increase of 16.7% compared with 9.6 Bcf/d in November 2017. Natural gas exports were the highest for any month since EIA began tracking monthly exports in 1973. The increase in exports continues to be driven by liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG exports in November 2018 were 35.0% higher than in November 2017. In November 2018, the United States exported 3.6 Bcf/d of LNG to 15 countries.

 

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