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Data for September 2019  |  Release Date:   November 29, 2019  |  Next Release:   December 31, 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, August 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, August 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

September 2019

  • We revised monthly vehicle fuel estimates for 2017 and 2018 this month. This correction also affects the balancing item and total consumption for the applicable months. No annual numbers were affected.
  • In September 2019, for the 29th consecutive month, dry natural gas production increased year to year for the month. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in September 2019 was 2,819 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 94.0 Bcf/d. This level was 7.1 Bcf/d (8.1%) higher than the September 2018 level of 86.9 Bcf/d. The average daily rate of dry production was the highest for any month since EIA began tracking monthly dry production in 1997.
  • The estimated natural gas consumption in September 2019 was 2,216 Bcf, or 73.9 Bcf/d. This level was 2.1 Bcf/d (3.0%) higher than the 71.7 Bcf/d consumed in September 2018. Natural gas consumption for September 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 September 2019 decreased in three of the four consuming sectors. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in September 2019 were:
    • Residential deliveries: 110 Bcf for the month or 3.67 Bcf/d
      • Down 1.8% compared with 3.73 Bcf/d in September 2018. Residential deliveries were the third lowest for the month since EIA began tracking them in 1973.
    • Commercial deliveries: 145 Bcf for the month, or 4.8 Bcf/d
    • • Down 1.4% compared with 4.9 Bcf/d in September 2018. Commercial deliveries were the lowest for the month since 2016.
    • Industrial deliveries: 642 Bcf for the month, or 21.4 Bcf/d
    • • Down 1.8% compared with 21.8 Bcf/d in September 2018. Despite this decrease, industrial deliveries were the second highest for the month since EIA began using the current definitions for consuming sectors in 2001.
    • Electric power deliveries: 1,095 Bcf for the month, or 36.5 Bcf/d
    • • Up 6.3% compared with 34.3 Bcf/d in September 2018. Electric power deliveries were the highest for the month since EIA began using the current definitions for consuming sectors in 2001.
  • Net natural gas imports (imports minus exports) were -186 Bcf, or -6.2 Bcf/d, in September 2019, making the United States a net exporter. Natural gas imports and exports in September 2019 were:
    • Total imports: 208 Bcf for the month, or 6.9 Bcf/d
      • Down 2.8% compared with 7.1 Bcf/d in September 2018. In September 2019, the United States did not import any liquefied natural gas (LNG), which was a first since November 2014.
    • Total exports: Bcf for the month, or 13.2 Bcf/d
    • • Up 30.8% compared with 10.1 Bcf/d in September 2018. Natural gas exports were the highest for any month since EIA began tracking monthly exports in 1973. LNG continues to drive the year-on-year increase in exports. LNG exports in September 2019 were 98.8% higher than in September 2018. In September 2019, the United States exported 5.4 Bcf/d of LNG to 22 countries. LNG exports were the highest for any month since EIA began tracking them in 1997.

 

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