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Natural Gas Monthly

Data for May 2019  |  Release Date:   July 31, 2019  |  Next Release:   August 30, 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, May 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, May 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




figure data

May 2019

  • In May 2019, for the 25th consecutive month, dry natural gas production increased year to year for the month. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in May 2019 was 2,786 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 89.9 Bcf/d. This level was 8.5 Bcf/d (10.5%) higher than the May 2018 level of 81.3 Bcf/d.
  • The estimated natural gas consumption in May 2019 was 2,106 Bcf, or 67.9 Bcf/d. This level was 1.9 Bcf/d (2.9%) higher than the 66.0 Bcf/d consumed in May 2018. Natural gas consumption for May 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 May 2019 increased in three of the four consuming sectors. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in May 2019 were:
    • Residential deliveries: 212 Bcf, or 6.8 Bcf/d, which was up 26.2% compared with 5.4 Bcf/d in May 2018. Residential deliveries were the highest for the month since 2008.
    • Commercial deliveries: 185 Bcf, or 6.0 Bcf/d, which was up 14.2% compared with 5.2 Bcf/d in May 2018. Commercial deliveries were the highest for the month since 2002.
    • Industrial deliveries: 667 Bcf, or 21.5 Bcf/d, which was up 1.1% compared with 21.3 Bcf/d in May 2018. Industrial deliveries were the highest for the month since EIA began using the current definitions for consuming sectors in 2001.
    • Electric power deliveries: 822 Bcf, or 26.5 Bcf/d, which was down 3.6% compared with 27.5 Bcf/d in May 2018. Despite this decrease, 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 -160 Bcf, or -5.2 Bcf/d, in May 2019, making the United States a net exporter. Total imports were 6.7 Bcf/d, a decrease of 8.4% compared with 7.3 Bcf/d in May 2018. Total exports were 11.8 Bcf/d, an increase of 34.9% compared with 8.8 Bcf/d in May 2018. Natural gas exports were the second 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 May 2019 were 52.6% higher than in May 2018. In May 2019, the United States exported 4.7 Bcf/d of LNG to 20 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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