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Which states consume and produce the most natural gas?

In 2015, total consumption of natural gas in the United States was 27.31 trillion cubic feet (Tcf). The top five states that consumed the most natural gas in 2015 by amount and share of total U.S. natural gas consumption:

  1. Texas—4.14 Tcf (15%)
  2. California—2.31 Tcf (8%)
  3. Louisiana—1.47 Tcf (5%)
  4. New York—1.36 Tcf (5%)
  5. Florida—1.34 Tcf (5%)

In 2015, U.S. production of dry natural gas was 27.06 Tcf. The top five dry natural gas producing states in 2015 by amount and share of total U.S. dry gas production:

  1. Texas—7.07 Tcf (26%)
  2. Pennsylvania—4.76 Tcf  (18%)
  3. Oklahoma—2.34 Tcf (9%)
  4. Wyoming—1.75 Tcf (6%)
  5. Louisiana—1.74 Tcf (6%)

In addition, 1.21 Tcf of dry natural gas was produced in the federal offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico in 2015, which was equal to about 4% of total U.S. dry natural gas production.

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U.S. natural gas consumption by state
U.S. dry natural gas production by state

Last updated: November 23, 2016

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