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Natural Gas Monthly

Data for April 2018  |  Release Date:   June 29, 2018  |  Next Release:   July 31, 2018   |  full report

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Table of Contentsall tables

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, April 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, April 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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April 2018

  • In April 2018, for the eleventh 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 April 2018 was 2,390 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 79.7 Bcf/day. This level was 8.0 Bcf/day (11.1%) higher than the April 2017 level of 71.7 Bcf/day. The average daily rate of dry natural gas production for April was the highest for the month since EIA began tracking monthly dry production in 1973.
  • The estimated natural gas consumption level in April 2018 was 2,341 Bcf, or 78.0 Bcf/day. This level was 21.7% (13.9 Bcf/day) higher than the 1,924 Bcf consumed in April 2017. Natural gas consumption for April 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 April 2018 increased in each of the four consuming sectors. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in April 2018 were as follows:
    • Residential deliveries: 439 Bcf, or 14.6 Bcf/day, up 56.2% from 9.4 Bcf/day in April 2017. Residential deliveries were the highest for the month since 1996, in part, because this year was the coldest April in the United States since 1997 (according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), creating higher-than-normal heating demand for natural gas.
    • Commercial deliveries: 298 Bcf, or 9.9 Bcf/day, up 39.9% from 7.1 Bcf/day in April 2017. Commercial deliveries were the highest for the month since 1973, when EIA began using the current definitions for consuming sectors.
    • Industrial deliveries: 689 Bcf, or 23.0 Bcf/day, up 10.2% from 20.8 Bcf/day in April 2017. Industrial deliveries were the highest for the month since EIA began using the current definitions for consuming sectors in 2001. April was the twelfth month in a row that industrial deliveries set a new high for the given month.
    • Electric power deliveries: 708 Bcf, or 23.6 Bcf/day, up 13.5% from 20.8 Bcf/day in April 2017. Electric power deliveries were the third highest for April since 2001, when EIA began using the current definitions for consuming sectors.
  • Natural gas net imports (imports minus exports) were minus 34 Bcf, or minus 1.1 Bcf/day, in April 2018, making the United States a net exporter. Total imports were 8.1 Bcf/day, an increase of 2.5% from the 7.9 Bcf/day in April 2017. Total exports were 9.3 Bcf/day, an increase of 12.6% from the 8.2 Bcf/day in April 2017. The increase in exports continues to be driven by liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG exports in April 2018 were 68.6% higher than in April 2017. In April 2018, the United States exported 2.9 Bcf/day of LNG to 15 different countries.

 

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