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Natural Gas Monthly

Data for October 2021  |  Release Date:   December 30, 2021  |   Next Release:   January 31, 2022   |  full report

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Tables
1 Summary of natural gas supply and disposition in the United States, 2016-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
2 Natural Gas Consumption in the United States, 2016-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
3 Selected national average natural gas prices, 2016-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
4 U.S. natural gas imports, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
5 U.S. natural gas exports, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
6 Gross withdrawals of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2016-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
7 Marketed production of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2016-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
8 Underground natural gas storage – all operators, 2016-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
9 Underground natural gas storage by season, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
10 Underground natural gas storage – salt cavern storage fields, 2016-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
11 Underground natural gas storage – storage fields other than salt caverns, 2016-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
12 Net withdrawals from underground storage, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
13 Activities of underground natural gas storage operators, by state, October 2021   PDF CSV  
14 Natural gas deliveries to residential consumers, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
15 Natural gas deliveries to commercial consumers, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
16 Natural gas deliveries to industrial consumers, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
17 Natural gas deliveries to electric power consumers, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
18 Natural gas deliveries to all consumers, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
19 Average citygate price, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
20 Average price of natural gas sold to residential consumers, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
21 Average price of natural gas sold to commercial consumers, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
22 Average price of natural gas sold to industrial consumers, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
23 Average price of natural gas sold to electric power consumers, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
24 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial prices, by state, 2019-2021   PDF CSV  
25 Heating value of natural gas consumed, by state, 2019-2021 XLS PDF CSV  
26 Natural gas home customer-weighted heating degree days
(November 2021 data)
  PDF CSV  
Figures
1 Production, consumption, and net imports of natural gas in the United States, 2018-2021   PDF
2 Natural gas deliveries to consumers in the United States, 2018-2021   PDF
3 Average citygate and consumer price of natural gas in the United States, 2018-2021   PDF
4 Spot prices of natural gas and natural gas plant liquids in the United States, 2018-2021   PDF
5 Working gas in underground natural gas storage in the United States, 2018-2021   PDF
6 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial price estimates, 2018-2021   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, October 2021   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

October 2021
  • In October 2021, dry natural gas production increased year over year for the month for the seventh consecutive month. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in October 2021 was 2,963 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 95.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). This level was 6.3 Bcf/d (7.1%) higher than October 2020 (89.3 Bcf/d) and the second highest for the month since 1973, when we began tracking dry natural gas production. Both gross withdrawals and marketed production also increased from October 2020:
    • Gross withdrawals: 3,595 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 116.0 Bcf/d
      • A 6.9% increase compared with October 2020 (108.5 Bcf/d)
    • • Highest monthly gross withdrawals since 1980, the earliest year in this data set
        • Louisiana (9.8 Bcf/d) again reached its highest daily rate of gross withdrawals for any month since 1997, when we began using the current methodology for calculating gross withdrawals in the state.
        • New Mexico (6.9 Bcf/d) reached its highest daily rate of gross withdrawals for any month since 1991, the earliest year in this data set.
        • California (0.37 Bcf/d) had its lowest daily rate of gross withdrawals for any month since 1991, the earliest year in this data set.
    • Marketed production: 3,220 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 103.9 Bcf/d
      • A 7.6% increase compared with October 2020 (96.5 Bcf/d)
        • Louisiana (9.8 Bcf/d) reached its highest daily rate of marketed production for any month since 1997, when we began using the current methodology for calculating marketed production in the state.
        • New Mexico (6.8 Bcf/d) reached its highest daily rate of marketed production for any month since 1989, when we began collecting its monthly marketed production.
        • Despite the national increase year over year, California (0.37 Bcf/d) had its lowest daily rate of marketed production for any month since 1989, when we began collecting these data.
  • Estimated natural gas consumption in October 2021 was 2,238 Bcf, or 72.2 Bcf/d. This level was 2.6 Bcf/d (3.5%) lower than in October 2020 (74.8 Bcf/d). Natural gas consumption was the lowest for any October since 2017.
  • The year-over-year average daily rate of consumption of dry natural gas in October 2021 decreased in each of the four consuming sectors. Deliveries of natural gas likewise decreased across all consuming sectors in October 2021:
    • Residential deliveries: 191 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 6.2 Bcf/d
      • A 21.1% decrease compared with October 2020 (7.8 Bcf/d)
    • • Residential deliveries were the lowest for the month since 2016
    • Commercial deliveries: 195 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 6.3 Bcf/d
    • • A 6.7% decrease compared with October 2020 (6.7 Bcf/d)
      •Commercial deliveries were the lowest for the month since 2016
    • Industrial deliveries: 670 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 21.6 Bcf/d
    • • A 2.3% decrease compared with October 2020 (22.1 Bcf/d)
      • Industrial deliveries were the lowest for the month since 2017
    • Electric power deliveries: 943 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 30.4 Bcf/d
    • • A 1.2% decrease compared with October 2020 (30.8 Bcf/d)
      • Despite the year-over-year decrease, electric power deliveries were the second highest for the month since we began using the current methodology for electric power deliveries in 2001
  • Net natural gas imports (imports minus exports) were -317 Bcf, or -10.2 Bcf/d, in October 2021, making the United States a net natural gas exporter. The United States exported 2.4 times more natural gas than it imported in October 2021, making the average daily rate of net imports the lowest for any October since 1973, when we began collecting natural gas import and export data. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports in October 2021 were 33.6% higher than the daily rate of LNG exported in October 2020. The average daily rate of LNG exports was also the highest for any October since 1997, when we began collecting LNG data. In October 2021, the United States exported 9.6 Bcf/d of LNG to 26 countries. Natural gas imports and exports both increased in October 2021:
    • Total imports: 228 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 7.4 Bcf/d
      • A 14.6% increase compared with October 2020 (6.4 Bcf/d)
    • Total exports: 545 Bcf for the month, or 17.6 Bcf/d
      • A 13.1% increase compared with October 2020 (15.5 Bcf/d)

 

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