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Natural Gas Monthly

Data for September 2021  |  Release Date:   November 30, 2021  |   Next Release:   December 30, 2021   |  full report

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Tables
1 Summary of natural gas supply and disposition in the United States, 2016-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
2 Natural Gas Consumption in the United States, 2016-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
3 Selected national average natural gas prices, 2016-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
4 U.S. natural gas imports, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
5 U.S. natural gas exports, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
6 Gross withdrawals of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2016-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
7 Marketed production of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2016-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
8 Underground natural gas storage – all operators, 2016-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
9 Underground natural gas storage by season, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
10 Underground natural gas storage – salt cavern storage fields, 2016-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
11 Underground natural gas storage – storage fields other than salt caverns, 2016-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
12 Net withdrawals from underground storage, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
13 Activities of underground natural gas storage operators, by state, September 2021   PDF CSV  
14 Natural gas deliveries to residential consumers, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
15 Natural gas deliveries to commercial consumers, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
16 Natural gas deliveries to industrial consumers, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
17 Natural gas deliveries to electric power consumers, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
18 Natural gas deliveries to all consumers, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
19 Average citygate price, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
20 Average price of natural gas sold to residential consumers, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
21 Average price of natural gas sold to commercial consumers, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
22 Average price of natural gas sold to industrial consumers, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
23 Average price of natural gas sold to electric power consumers, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
24 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial prices, by state, 2019-2021   PDF CSV  
25 Heating value of natural gas consumed, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
Figures
1 Production, consumption, and net imports of natural gas in the United States, 2018-2021   PDF
2 Natural gas deliveries to consumers in the United States, 2018-2021   PDF
3 Average citygate and consumer price of natural gas in the United States, 2018-2021   PDF
4 Spot prices of natural gas and natural gas plant liquids in the United States, 2018-2021   PDF
5 Working gas in underground natural gas storage in the United States, 2018-2021   PDF
6 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial price estimates, 2018-2021   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, September 2021   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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September 2021

  • In September 2021, dry natural gas production increased year over year for the month for the sixth consecutive month. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in September 2021 was 2,815 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 93.8 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). This level was 3.9 Bcf/d (4.3%) higher than September 2020 (90.0 Bcf/d). Both gross withdrawals and marketed production also increased from September 2020:
    • Gross withdrawals: 3,418 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 113.9 Bcf/d
      • A 4.7% increase compared with September 2020 (108.8 Bcf/d)
    • • Highest monthly gross withdrawals since 1980, the earliest year in this data set
        • Louisiana (9.6 Bcf/d) again reached its highest daily rate of gross withdrawals for any month since 1997, when we began using the current methodology for calculating gross withdrawals in the state.
        • New Mexico (6.9 Bcf/d) reached its highest daily rate of gross withdrawals since 1991, the earliest year in this data set.
        • Despite the national increase year over year, California (0.4 Bcf/d) had its lowest daily rate of gross withdrawals for any month since 1991, the earliest year in this data set.
    • Marketed production: 3,055 Bcf for the month or a daily rate of 101.8 Bcf/d
      • A 4.7% increase compared with September 2020 (97.3 Bcf/d)
        • Louisiana (9.6 Bcf/d) reached its highest daily rate of marketed production for any month since 1997, when we began using the current methodology for calculating marketed production in the state.
        • New Mexico (6.8 Bcf/d) reached its highest daily rate of marketed production since 1989, when we began collecting its monthly marketed production.
        • Despite the national increase year over year, California (0.4 Bcf/d) had its lowest daily rate of marketed production for any month since 1989, when we began collecting these data.
  • Estimated natural gas consumption in September 2021 was 2,109 Bcf, or 70.3 Bcf/d. This level was 2.1 Bcf/d (2.9%) lower than in September 2020 (72.4 Bcf/d). Natural gas consumption was the lowest for any September since 2017.
  • The year-over-year average daily rate of consumption of dry natural gas in September 2021 decreased in three of the four consuming sectors. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in September 2021 were:
    • Residential deliveries: 116 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 3.9 Bcf/d
      • An 8.7% decrease compared with September 2020 (4.2 Bcf/d)
    • Commercial deliveries: 148 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 4.9 Bcf/d
    • • A 2.8% increase compared with September 2020 (4.8 Bcf/d)
      • Commercial deliveries were the highest for the month since 2014
    • Industrial deliveries: 624 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 20.8 Bcf/d
    • • A 3.0% decrease compared with September 2020 (21.4 Bcf/d)
      • Industrial deliveries were the lowest for the month since 2017
    • Electric power deliveries: 995 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 33.2 Bcf/d
    • • A 4.1% decrease compared with September 2020 (34.6 Bcf/d)
      • Electric power deliveries were the lowest for the month since 2017
  • Net natural gas imports (imports minus exports) were -342 Bcf, or -11.0 Bcf/d, in August 2021, making the United States a net natural gas exporter. The average daily rate of net imports was the lowest for the month since we began tracking imports and exports in 1973, as the United States exported 2.5 times more natural gas than it imported in August 2021. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports in August 2021 were more than 2.6 times higher than the daily rate of LNG exported in August 2020. The average daily rate of LNG exports was also the highest for the month since we began tracking LNG in 1997. In August 2021, the United States exported 9.6 Bcf/d of LNG to 29 countries. Natural gas imports and exports in August 2021 were as follows:
    • Total imports: 221 Bcf for the month, or 7.1 Bcf/d
      • Up 4.7% compared with 6.8 Bcf/d in August 2020
    • Total exports: 563 Bcf for the month, or 18.2 Bcf/d
      • Up 56.8% compared with 11.6 Bcf/d in August 2020

     

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