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Natural Gas Monthly

Data for August 2017  |  Release Date:   October 31, 2017  |  Next Release:   November 30, 2017   |  full report

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Tables
1 Summary of natural gas supply and disposition in the United States, 2012-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
2 Natural gas consumption in the United States, 2012-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
3 Selected national average natural gas prices, 2012-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
4 U.S. natural gas imports, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
5 U.S. natural gas exports, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
6 Gross withdrawals of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2012-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
7 Marketed production of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2012-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
8 Underground natural gas storage – all operators, 2012-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
9 Underground natural gas storage by season, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
10 Underground natural gas storage – salt cavern storage fields, 2012-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
11 Underground natural gas storage – storage fields other than salt caverns, 2012-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
12 Net withdrawals from underground storage, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
13 Activities of underground natural gas storage operators, by state, August 2017   PDF CSV  
14 Natural gas deliveries to residential consumers, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
15 Natural gas deliveries to commercial consumers, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
16 Natural gas deliveries to industrial consumers, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
17 Natural gas deliveries to electric power consumers, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
18 Natural gas deliveries to all consumers, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
19 Average citygate price, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
20 Average price of natural gas sold to residential consumers, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
21 Average price of natural gas sold to commercial consumers, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
22 Average price of natural gas sold to industrial consumers, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
23 Average price of natural gas sold to electric power consumers, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
24 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial prices, by state, 2015-2017   PDF CSV  
25 Heating value of natural gas consumed, by state, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
Figures
1 Production, consumption, and net imports of natural gas in the United States, 2014-2017   PDF
2 Natural gas deliveries to consumers in the United States, 2014-2017   PDF
3 Average citygate and consumer price of natural gas in the United States, 2014-2017   PDF
4 Spot prices of natural gas and natural gas plant liquids in the United States, 2014-2017   PDF
5 Working gas in underground natural gas storage in the United States, 2014-2017   PDF
6 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial price estimates, 2014-2017   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, August 2017   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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August 2017

  • In August 2017, for the third consecutive month, dry natural gas production increased year-to-year from the same month a year ago. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in August 2017 was 2,278 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 73.5 Bcf/day. This level was 1.2 Bcf/day (1.6%) higher than the August 2016 level of 72.3 Bcf/day.
  • The estimated natural gas consumption level in August 2017 was 2,081 Bcf, or 67.1 Bcf/day. This level was 6.1% (4.4 Bcf/day) lower than the 2,216 Bcf consumed in August 2016. Despite this decrease, natural gas consumption for August was the second highest for the month since EIA began tracking monthly consumption using the current methodology in 2001.
  • Year-over-year total consumption of dry natural gas in August 2017 increased in three of the four consuming sectors, with the exception being electric power deliveries, which decreased year-over-year. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in August 2017 were as follows:
    • Residential deliveries in August 2017 were 105 Bcf, or 3.4 Bcf/day, up 5.0% from 3.2 Bcf/day in August 2016. Residential deliveries were the third lowest for August since EIA began tracking them in 1973.
    • Commercial deliveries were relatively flat from August 2016, increasing only 0.05% to 140.4 Bcf, or 4.5 Bcf/day, in August 2017.
    • Industrial deliveries were 635 Bcf, or 20.5 Bcf/day, up 1.3% from 20.2 Bcf/day in August 2016. Industrial deliveries were the highest for August since EIA began using the current definitions for consuming sectors in 2001.
    • Electric power deliveries were 1,008 Bcf, or 32.5 Bcf/day, down 12.7% from 37.3 Bcf/day in August 2016.
  • Natural gas net imports (imports minus exports) were 0.9 Bcf in August 2017. Total imports were 8.0 Bcf/day, a decrease of 5.3% from the 8.45 Bcf/day in August 2016. Total exports were 8.0 Bcf/day, an increase of 15.3% from the 6.9 Bcf/day in August 2016. The increase in exports continues to be driven by liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG exports in August 2017 were 70.2% higher than in August 2016. In August 2017, the U.S. exported 1.5 Bcf/day of LNG to 10 different countries.

 

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