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Natural Gas Monthly

Data for September 2022  |  Release Date:   November 30, 2022  |   Next Release:   December 30, 2022  |  full report

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Table of Contents

Tables
1 Summary of natural gas supply and disposition in the United States, 2017‐2022 XLS PDF  
2 Natural gas consumption in the United States, 2017‐2022 XLS PDF  
3 Selected national average natural gas prices, 2017‐2022 XLS PDF  
4 U.S. natural gas imports, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF  
5 U.S. natural gas exports, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF  
6 Gross withdrawals of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2017‐2022 XLS PDF  
7 Marketed production of natural gas in selected states and the Federal Gulf of Mexico, 2017‐2022 XLS PDF  
8 Underground natural gas storage – all operators, 2017‐2022 XLS PDF  
9 Underground natural gas storage by season, 2020-2022 XLS PDF  
10 Underground natural gas storage – salt cavern storage fields, 2017‐2022 XLS PDF  
11 Underground natural gas storage – storage fields other than salt caverns, 2017‐2022 XLS PDF  
12 Net withdrawals from underground storage, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF  
13 Activities of underground natural gas storage operators, by state, September 2022   PDF  
14 Natural gas deliveries to residential consumers, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF  
15 Natural gas deliveries to commercial consumers, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF  
16 Natural gas deliveries to industrial consumers, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF  
17 Natural gas deliveries to electric power consumers, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF  
18 Natural gas deliveries to all consumers, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF  
19 Average citygate price, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF  
20 Average price of natural gas sold to residential consumers, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF  
21 Average price of natural gas sold to commercial consumers, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF  
22 Average price of natural gas sold to industrial consumers, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF  
23 Average price of natural gas sold to electric power consumers, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF  
24 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial prices, by state, 2020‐2022   PDF  
25 Heating value of natural gas consumed, by state, 2020‐2022 XLS PDF  
Figures
1 Production, consumption, and net imports of natural gas in the United States, 2019‐2022   PDF
2 Natural gas deliveries to consumers in the United States, 2019‐2022   PDF
3 Average citygate and consumer price of natural gas in the United States, 2019‐2022   PDF
4 Spot prices of natural gas and natural gas plant liquids in the United States, 2019‐2022   PDF
5 Working gas in underground natural gas storage in the United States, 2019‐2022   PDF
6 Percentage of total deliveries included in residential, commercial, and industrial price estimates, 2019‐2022   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, September 2022   PDF
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 2022

  • In September 2022, dry natural gas production increased year over year for the month for the 18th consecutive month. The preliminary level for dry natural gas production in September 2022 was 2,997 billion cubic feet (Bcf), or 99.9 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). This level was 5.0% (4.8 Bcf/d) higher than September 2021 (95.1 Bcf/d) and the highest level for any month since 1973, when we began tracking dry natural gas production. Gross withdrawals also increased from September 2021:
    • Gross withdrawals: 3,618 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 120.6 Bcf/d
      • A 5.7% increase compared with September 2021 (114.1 Bcf/d)
    • • Highest daily rate of gross withdrawals for any month since 1980, the earliest year in this data set
  • Estimated natural gas consumption in September 2022 was 2,307 Bcf, or 76.9 Bcf/d. This level was 7.7% higher than September 2021 (71.4 Bcf/d) and the highest for the month since we began using the current methodology for consumption in 2001.
  • The year-over-year average daily rate of consumption of dry natural gas in September 2022 increased in two of the four consuming sectors and decreased in the other two. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in September 2022 were as follows:
    • Residential deliveries: 114 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 3.8 Bcf/d
      • A 3.4% decrease compared with September 2021 (3.9 Bcf/d)
    • • Lowest residential deliveries for the month since 2019
    • Commercial deliveries: 150 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 5.00 Bcf/d
      • A 0.3% decrease compared with September 2021 (5.01 Bcf/d)
    • • Despite this decrease, second-highest commercial deliveries for the month since we began using the current methodology for commercial deliveries in 1997
    • Industrial deliveries: 664 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 22.1 Bcf/d
      • A 3.9% increase compared with September 2021 (21.3 Bcf/d)
    • • Highest industrial deliveries for the month since we began using the current methodology for industrial deliveries in 2001
    • Electric power deliveries: 1,123 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 37.4 Bcf/d
    • • A 12.9% increase compared with September 2021 (33.2 Bcf/d)
      • Highest electric power deliveries for the month since we began using the current methodology for electric power deliveries in 2001
  • Net natural gas imports (imports minus exports) were -292 Bcf, or -9.7 Bcf/d, in September 2022, making the United States a net natural gas exporter. The United States exported 2.2 times more natural gas than it imported in September 2022. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports in September 2022 were 3.5% higher than the daily rate of LNG exported in September 2021. The average daily rate of LNG exports was the highest for the month since 1997, when we began collecting LNG data. In September 2022, the United States exported 9.8 Bcf/d of LNG to 26 countries. Natural gas imports increased year over year while exports decreased year over year in September 2022:
    • Total imports: 234 Bcf for the month, or a daily rate of 7.8 Bcf/d
    • • A 6.4% increase compared with September 2021 (7.3 Bcf/d)
      • Highest daily rate of natural gas imports for the month since 2016
    • Total exports: 526 Bcf for the month, or 17.5 Bcf/d
    • • A 1.9% decrease compared with September 2021 (17.9 Bcf/d)
      • Despite this decrease, second-highest natural gas exports for the month since we began tracking them in 1973

 

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