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Natural Gas Monthly

Data for May 2022  |  Release Date:   July 29, 2022  |   Next Release:   August 31, 2022  |  full report

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Tables
1 Summary of natural gas supply and disposition in the United States, 2017‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
2 Natural gas consumption in the United States, 2017‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
3 Selected national average natural gas prices, 2017‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
4 U.S. natural gas imports, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
5 U.S. natural gas exports, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
6 Gross withdrawals of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2017‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
7 Marketed production of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2017‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
8 Underground natural gas storage – all operators, 2017‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
9 Underground natural gas storage by season, 2020-2022 XLS PDF CSV  
10 Underground natural gas storage – salt cavern storage fields, 2017‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
11 Underground natural gas storage – storage fields other than salt caverns, 2017‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
12 Net withdrawals from underground storage, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
13 Activities of underground natural gas storage operators, by state, May 2022   PDF CSV  
14 Natural gas deliveries to residential consumers, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
15 Natural gas deliveries to commercial consumers, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
16 Natural gas deliveries to industrial consumers, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
17 Natural gas deliveries to electric power consumers, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
18 Natural gas deliveries to all consumers, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
19 Average citygate price, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
20 Average price of natural gas sold to residential consumers, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
21 Average price of natural gas sold to commercial consumers, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
22 Average price of natural gas sold to industrial consumers, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
23 Average price of natural gas sold to electric power consumers, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
24 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial prices, by state, 2020‐2022   PDF CSV  
25 Heating value of natural gas consumed, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF CSV  
Figures
1 Production, consumption, and net imports of natural gas in the United States, 2019‐2022   PDF
2 Natural gas deliveries to consumers in the United States, 2019‐2022   PDF
3 Average citygate and consumer price of natural gas in the United States, 2019‐2022   PDF
4 Spot prices of natural gas and natural gas plant liquids in the United States, 2019‐2022   PDF
5 Working gas in underground natural gas storage in the United States, 2019‐2022   PDF
6 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial price estimates, 2019‐2022   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, May 2022   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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May 2022

  • In May 2022, dry natural gas production increased year over year for the month for the 14th consecutive month. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in May 2022 was 3,005 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 96.9 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). This level was 3.9 Bcf/d (4.2%) higher than May 2021 (93.0 Bcf/d) and the highest level for the month since 1973, when we began tracking dry natural gas production. Gross withdrawals also increased from May 2021:
    • Gross withdrawals: 3,659 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 118.0 Bcf/d
      • A 4.2% increase compared with May 2021 (113.2 Bcf/d)
    • • Highest daily rate of gross withdrawals for the month since 1980, the earliest year in this data set.
  • Estimated natural gas consumption in May 2022 was 2,228 Bcf, or 71.9 Bcf/d. This level was 6.4% higher than May 2021 (67.5 Bcf/d) and the highest for the month since we began using the current methodology for consumption in 2001.
  • The year-over-year average daily rate of consumption of dry natural gas in May 2022 increased in three of the four consuming sectors. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in May 2022 were as follows:
    • Residential deliveries: 201 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 6.5 Bcf/d201 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 6.5 Bcf/d
      • A 6.5% decrease compared with May 2021 (6.9 Bcf/d)
    • • Residential deliveries were the lowest for the month since 2018.
    • Commercial deliveries: 183 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 5.9 Bcf/d
      • A 1.1% increase compared with May 2021 (5.8 Bcf/d)
    • • Commercial deliveries were the highest for the month since 2019.
    • Industrial deliveries: 675 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 21.8 Bcf/d
      •A 3.7% increase compared with May 2021 (21.0 Bcf/d)
    • • Industrial deliveries were the highest for the month since we began using the current methodology for industrial deliveries in 2001.
    • Electric power deliveries: 928 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 29.9 Bcf/d
    • • A 13.7% increase compared with May 2021 (26.3 Bcf/d)
      • Electric power deliveries were the highest for the month since we began using the current methodology for electric power deliveries in 2001.
  • Net natural gas imports (imports minus exports) were -382 Bcf, or -12.3 Bcf/d, in May 2022, making the United States a net natural gas exporter. The average daily rate of net imports was the lowest for any month since we began tracking imports and exports in 1973; the United States exported 2.6 times more natural gas than it imported in May 2022. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports in May 2022 were 11.4% higher than the daily rate of LNG exported in May 2021. The average daily rate of LNG exports was also the highest for the month since 1997, when we began collecting LNG data. In May 2022, the United States exported 11.3 Bcf/d of LNG to 30 countries. Natural gas imports and exports both increased year over year in May 2022:
    • Total imports: 233 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 7.5 Bcf/d
    • • A 13.7% increase compared with May 2021 (6.6 Bcf/d)
      • The daily rate of natural gas imports was the highest for the month since 2017.
    • Total exports: 614 Bcf for the month, or 19.8 Bcf/d
    • • A 6.2% increase compared with May 2021 (18.6 Bcf/d)
      • Natural gas exports were the highest for the month since we began tracking them in 1973.

 

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