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Natural Gas Monthly

Data for July 2019  |  Release Date:   September 30, 2019  |  Next Release:   October 31, 2019   |  full report

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Tables
1 Summary of natural gas supply and disposition in the United States, 2014-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
2 Natural gas consumption in the United States, 2014-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
3 Selected national average natural gas prices, 2014-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
4 U.S. natural gas imports, 2017-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
5 U.S. natural gas exports, 2017-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
6 Gross withdrawals of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2014-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
7 Marketed production of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2014-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
8 Underground natural gas storage – all operators, 2014-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
9 Underground natural gas storage by season, 2017-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
10 Underground natural gas storage – salt cavern storage fields, 2014-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
11 Underground natural gas storage – storage fields other than salt caverns, 2014-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
12 Net withdrawals from underground storage, by state, 2017-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
13 Activities of underground natural gas storage operators, by state, July 2019   PDF CSV  
14 Natural gas deliveries to residential consumers, by state, 2017-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
15 Natural gas deliveries to commercial consumers, by state, 2017-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
16 Natural gas deliveries to industrial consumers, by state, 2017-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
17 Natural gas deliveries to electric power consumers, by state, 2017-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
18 Natural gas deliveries to all consumers, by state, 2017-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
19 Average citygate price, by state, 2017-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
20 Average price of natural gas sold to residential consumers, by state, 2017-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
21 Average price of natural gas sold to commercial consumers, by state, 2017-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
22 Average price of natural gas sold to industrial consumers, by state, 2017-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
23 Average price of natural gas sold to electric power consumers, by state, 2017-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
24 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial prices, by state, 2017-2019   PDF CSV  
25 Heating value of natural gas consumed, by state, 2017-2019 XLS PDF CSV  
Figures
1 Production, consumption, and net imports of natural gas in the United States, 2016-2019   PDF
2 Natural gas deliveries to consumers in the United States, 2016-2019   PDF
3 Average citygate and consumer price of natural gas in the United States, 2016-2019   PDF
4 Spot prices of natural gas and natural gas plant liquids in the United States, 2016-2019   PDF
5 Working gas in underground natural gas storage in the United States, 2016-2019   PDF
6 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial price estimates, 2016-2019   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 2019   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 2019

  • In July 2019, for the 27th consecutive month, dry natural gas production increased year to year for the month. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in July 2019 was 2,830 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 91.3 Bcf/d. This level was 7.9 Bcf/d (9.5%) higher than the July 2018 level of 83.4 Bcf/d. The average daily rate of dry production was the highest for any month since EIA began tracking monthly dry production in 1997.
  • The estimated natural gas consumption in July 2019 was 2,385 Bcf, or 76.9 Bcf/d. This level was 1.5 Bcf/d (1.9%) higher than the 75.5 Bcf/d consumed in July 2018. Natural gas consumption for July 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 July 2019 increased in three of the four consuming sectors. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in July 2019 were:
    • Residential deliveries: 113 Bcf, or 3.6 Bcf/d, which was up 7.6% compared with 3.4 Bcf/d in July 2018. Residential deliveries were the highest for the month since 2011.
    • Commercial deliveries: 142 Bcf, or 4.6 Bcf/d, which was up 5.2% compared with 4.4 Bcf/d in July 2018. Commercial deliveries were the highest for the month since 1997.
    • Industrial deliveries: 639 Bcf, or 20.6 Bcf/d, which was down 2.4% compared with 21.1 Bcf/d in July 2018. Despite this decrease, industrial deliveries were the second highest for the month since EIA began using the current definitions for consuming sectors in 2001.
    • Electric power deliveries: 1,267 Bcf, or 40.9 Bcf/d, which was up 2.5% compared with 39.9 Bcf/d in July 2018. 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 -161 Bcf, or -5.2 Bcf/d, in July 2019, making the United States a net exporter. Total imports were 7.4 Bcf/d, a decrease of 6.9% compared with 8.0 Bcf/d in July 2018. Total exports were 12.6 Bcf/d, an increase of 27.8% compared with 9.9 Bcf/d in July 2018. 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 July 2019 were 60.2% higher than in July 2018. In July 2019, the United States exported 5.1 Bcf/d of LNG to 21 countries. The average daily rate of LNG exports was the highest for any month since EIA began tracking them in 1997.

 

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