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Which states consume and produce the most natural gas?

In 2021, U.S. total consumption of natural gas was about 30.66 trillion cubic feet (Tcf). The five states that consumed the most natural gas in 2021 by amount and percentage share of total U.S. natural gas consumption were:

  1. Texas—4.67 Tcf—15.2%
  2. California—2.09 Tcf—6.8%
  3. Pennsylvania—1.81 Tcf—5.9%
  4. Louisiana—1.75 Tcf—5.7%
  5. Florida—1.54 Tcf—5.0%

In 2021, the United States produced about 34.52 Tcf of dry natural gas. The top five dry natural gas-producing states among the 34 states where natural gas was produced in 2021 by amount and percentage share of total U.S. dry gas production were:

  1. Texas—8.50 Tcf—24.6%
  2. Pennsylvania—7.53 Tcf—21.8%
  3. Louisiana—3.41 Tcf—9.9%
  4. West Virginia—2.54 Tcf—7.4%
  5. Oklahoma—2.31 Tcf—6.7%

In addition, about 0.70 Tcf of dry natural gas was produced in the federal offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico in 2021, which was equal to about 2.0% 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: October 4, 2022

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