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Natural Gas Monthly

Data for May 2020  |  Release Date:   July 31, 2020  |  Next Release:   August 31, 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 Natural gas consumption in the United States, 2015-2020 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, May 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, May 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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May 2020

  • In May 2020, for the first time in 36 months (since April 2017), dry natural gas production decreased year to year for the month. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in May 2020 was 2,713 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 87.5 Bcf/d. This level was 2.4 Bcf/d (-2.7%) lower than the May 2019 level of 89.9 Bcf/d. Despite this year-to-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 May 2020 was 2,070 Bcf, or 66.8 Bcf/d. This level was 1.6 Bcf/d (-2.4%) lower than the 68.4 Bcf/d consumed in May 2019. Despite this year-to-year decrease, the average daily rate of natural gas consumption for May 2020 was the second 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 May 2020 increased in two of the four consuming sectors, and it decreased in the other two. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in May 2020 were as follows:
    • Residential deliveries: 238 Bcf for the month, or 7.7 Bcf/d
      • Up 12.3% compared with 6.8 Bcf/d in May 2019. Residential deliveries were the second highest for the month since 2005.
    • Commercial deliveries: 164 Bcf for the month, or 5.3 Bcf/d
    • • Down 11.8% compared with 6.0 Bcf/d in May 2019.
    • Industrial deliveries: 621 Bcf for the month, or 20.0 Bcf/d
    • • Down 7.7% compared with 21.7 Bcf/d in May 2019. Industrial deliveries were the lowest for the month since 2016.
    • Electric power deliveries: 832 Bcf for the month, or 26.9 Bcf/d
    • • Up 0.1% compared with 26.8 Bcf/d in May 2019. Electric power deliveries were the second highest for the month since EIA began using the current definitions for consuming sectors in 2001.
  • Net natural gas imports (imports minus exports) were -205 Bcf, or -6.6 Bcf/d, in May 2020, making the United States a net exporter. Natural gas imports and exports in May 2020 were as follows:
    • Total imports: 189 Bcf for the month, or 6.1 Bcf/d
      • Down 9.1% compared with 6.7 Bcf/d in May 2019. The average daily rate of natural gas imports was the lowest for the month since 1993.
    • Total exports: 395 Bcf for the month, or 12.7 Bcf/d
    • • Up 7.0% compared with 11.9 Bcf/d in May 2019. The average daily rate of natural gas exports was the highest for the month since EIA began tracking monthly exports in 1973. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) continues to drive the year-on-year increase in exports. LNG exports in May 2020 were up 25.5% compared with May 2019. In May 2020, the United States exported 5.9 Bcf/d of LNG to 27 countries. The average daily rate of LNG exports was the highest for the month since EIA began tracking these rates in 1997.

 

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