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Data for July 2018  |  Release Date:   September 28, 2018  |  Next Release:   October 31, 2018   |  full report

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Tables
1 Summary of natural gas supply and disposition in the United States, 2013-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
2 Natural gas consumption in the United States, 2013-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
3 Selected national average natural gas prices, 2013-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
4 U.S. natural gas imports, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
5 U.S. natural gas exports, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
6 Gross withdrawals of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2013-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
7 Marketed production of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2013-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
8 Underground natural gas storage – all operators, 2013-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
9 Underground natural gas storage by season, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
10 Underground natural gas storage – salt cavern storage fields, 2013-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
11 Underground natural gas storage – storage fields other than salt caverns, 2013-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
12 Net withdrawals from underground storage, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
13 Activities of underground natural gas storage operators, by state, July 2018   PDF CSV  
14 Natural gas deliveries to residential consumers, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
15 Natural gas deliveries to commercial consumers, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
16 Natural gas deliveries to industrial consumers, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
17 Natural gas deliveries to electric power consumers, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
18 Natural gas deliveries to all consumers, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
19 Average citygate price, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
20 Average price of natural gas sold to residential consumers, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
21 Average price of natural gas sold to commercial consumers, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
22 Average price of natural gas sold to industrial consumers, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
23 Average price of natural gas sold to electric power consumers, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
24 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial prices, by state, 2016-2018   PDF CSV  
25 Heating value of natural gas consumed, by state, 2016-2018 XLS PDF CSV  
Figures
1 Production, consumption, and net imports of natural gas in the United States, 2015-2018   PDF
2 Natural gas deliveries to consumers in the United States, 2015-2018   PDF
3 Average citygate and consumer price of natural gas in the United States, 2015-2018   PDF
4 Spot prices of natural gas and natural gas plant liquids in the United States, 2015-2018   PDF
5 Working gas in underground natural gas storage in the United States, 2015-2018   PDF
6 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial price estimates, 2015-2018   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 2018   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 2018

  • This issue contains extensive revisions to data for 2016, 2017, and year-to-date 2018 because of benchmarking to annual data published in the Natural Gas Annual 2017 (NGA). These revisions primarily apply to statistics on production, underground storage, consumption, and prices by sector. A detailed description of the revisions and benchmarking process is in Appendix C of the Natural Gas Monthly (NGM).
  • In July 2018, for the 15th consecutive month, dry natural gas production increased year to year for the same month a year ago. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in July 2018 was 2,586 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 83.4 Bcf/d. This level was 8.7 Bcf/d (11.6%) higher than the July 2017 level of 74.7 Bcf/d. The average daily rate of dry natural gas production for July was the highest for any month since EIA began tracking monthly dry production in 1973.
  • The estimated natural gas consumption level in July 2018 was 2,336 Bcf, or 75.4 Bcf/d. This level was 9.5% (6.5 Bcf/d) higher than the 2,133 Bcf consumed in July 2017. 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 2018 increased in three of the four consuming sectors. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in July 2018 were:
    • Residential deliveries: 05 Bcf, or 3.4 Bcf/d, down 1.9% from 3.5 Bcf/d in July 2017. Residential deliveries were the lowest for the month since EIA began tracking residential deliveries in 1973.
    • Commercial deliveries: 135 Bcf, or 4.4 Bcf/d, up 0.7% from 4.3 Bcf/d in July 2017. Commercial deliveries were the highest for the month since 2014.
    • Industrial deliveries: 652 Bcf, or 21.0 Bcf/d, up 4.5% from 20.1 Bcf/d in July 2017. Industrial deliveries were the highest for the month since EIA began using the current definitions for consuming sectors in 2001. July was the 15th month in a row that industrial deliveries set a new high for the given month.
    • Electric power deliveries: 1,229 Bcf, or 39.6 Bcf/d, up 14.4% from 34.6 Bcf/d in July 2017. Electric power deliveries were the highest for any month since 2001, when EIA began using the current definitions for consuming sectors.
  • Net natural gas imports (imports minus exports) were minus 54 Bcf, or minus 1.7 Bcf/d, in July 2018, making the United States a net exporter. Total imports were 8.0 Bcf/d, a decrease of 0.8% from the 8.1 Bcf/din July 2017. Total exports were 9.8 Bcf/d, an increase of 22.2% from the 8.0 Bcf/d in July 2017. The increase in exports continues to be driven by liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG exports in July 2018 were 81.5% higher than in July 2017. In July 2018, the United States exported 3.2 Bcf/d of LNG to 14 countries.

 

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