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Natural Gas Monthly

Data for December 2016  |  Release Date:   February 28, 2017  |  Next Release:   March 31, 2017   |  full report

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Tables
1 Summary of natural gas supply and disposition in the United States, 2011-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
2 Natural gas consumption in the United States, 2011-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
3 Selected national average natural gas prices, 2011-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
4 U.S. natural gas imports, 2014-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
5 U.S. natural gas exports, 2014-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
6 Gross withdrawals of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2011-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
7 Marketed production of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2011-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
8 Underground natural gas storage – all operators, 2011-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
9 Underground natural gas storage by season, 2015-2017 XLS PDF CSV  
10 Underground natural gas storage – salt cavern storage fields, 2011-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
11 Underground natural gas storage – storage fields other than salt caverns, 2011-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
12 Net withdrawals from underground storage, by state, 2014-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
13 Activities of underground natural gas storage operators, by state, December 2016   PDF CSV  
14 Natural gas deliveries to residential consumers, by state, 2014-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
15 Natural gas deliveries to commercial consumers, by state, 2014-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
16 Natural gas deliveries to industrial consumers, by state, 2014-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
17 Natural gas deliveries to electric power consumers, by state, 2014-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
18 Natural gas deliveries to all consumers, by state, 2014-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
19 Average citygate price, by state, 2014-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
20 Average price of natural gas sold to residential consumers, by state, 2014-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
21 Average price of natural gas sold to commercial consumers, by state, 2014-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
22 Average price of natural gas sold to industrial consumers, by state, 2014-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
23 Average price of natural gas sold to electric power consumers, by state, 2014-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
24 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial prices, by state, 2014-2016   PDF CSV  
25 Heating value of natural gas consumed, by state, 2014-2016 XLS PDF CSV  
26 Natural gas home customer-weighted heating degree days
(January 2017 data)
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Figures
1 Production, consumption, and net imports of natural gas in the United States, 2013-2016   PDF
2 Natural gas deliveries to consumers in the United States, 2013-2016   PDF
3 Average citygate and consumer price of natural gas in the United States, 2013-2016   PDF
4 Spot prices of natural gas and natural gas plant liquids in the United States, 2013-2016   PDF
5 Working gas in underground natural gas storage in the United States, 2013-2016   PDF
6 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial price estimates, 2013-2016   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, December 2016   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

December 2016

  • In December 2016, for the tenth consecutive month, dry natural gas production decreased year-to-year from the same month in 2015. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in December 2016 was 2,210 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 71.3 Bcf/day. This level was a 2.7 Bcf/day (3.7%) decrease from the December 2015 level of 74.0 Bcf/day, and the lowest for December since 2013.
  • Estimated natural gas consumption in December 2016 was 2,865 Bcf, or 92.4 Bcf/day. This level was an increase of 10.6%, or 8.8 Bcf/day, from the 2,591 Bcf consumed in December 2015. Dry gas consumption was the second highest for December since EIA began tracking it in 2001.
  • Year-over-year total consumption of dry natural gas in December 2016 increased in three of the four consuming sectors, with the exception being electric power deliveries, which decreased year-to-year. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in December 2016 were as follows:
    • Residential deliveries in December 2016 were 797 Bcf, or 25.7 Bcf/day, up 34.9% from 19.1 Bcf/day in December 2015. Residential deliveries were the highest for December since 2013.
    • Commercial deliveries were 464 Bcf, or 15.0 Bcf/day, up 31.8% from 11.4 Bcf/day in December 2015. Commercial deliveries were the highest for December since 2013.
    • Industrial deliveries were 731 Bcf, or 23.6 Bcf/day, up 8.3% from 21.8 Bcf/day in December 2015. Industrial deliveries were the highest for December since EIA began tracking them in 2001.
    • Electric power deliveries were 669 Bcf, or 21.6 Bcf/day, down 13.2% from 24.9 Bcf/day in December 2015.

     

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