Which states consume and produce the most natural gas?
In 2018, U.S. total consumption of natural gas was 30.08 trillion cubic feet (Tcf). The five states that consumed the most natural gas in 2018 by amount and share of total U.S. natural gas consumption
- Texas—4.43 Tcf—14.7%
- California—2.14 Tcf—7.1%
- Louisiana—1.73 Tcf—5.8%
- Florida—1.48 Tcf—4.9%
- Pennsylvania—1.46 Tcf—4.8%
In 2018, the United States produced 30.59 Tcf of dry natural gas. The top five dry natural gas-producing states in 2018 by amount and share of total U.S. dry gas production
- Texas—6.84 Tcf—22.3%
- Pennsylvania—6.12 Tcf—20.0%
- Louisiana—2.78 Tcf—9.1%
- Oklahoma—2.70 Tcf—8.8%
- Ohio—2.35 Tcf—7.7%
In addition, 0.89 Tcf of dry natural gas was produced in the federal offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico in 2018, which was equal to about 2.9% of total U.S. dry natural gas production.
U.S. natural gas consumption by state
U.S. dry natural gas production by state
Last updated: November 1, 2019
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