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How much natural gas is consumed in the United States?

In 2018, the United States consumed about 30.08 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas.

U.S. natural gas consumption by sector, 2018
SectorAmount (Tcf)Share of total
Electric power10.5935%
Industrial (total)10.0633%
Lease and plant fuel consumption1.686%
Combined heat and power (CHP)1.314%
All other (non-CHP)7.0623%
Residential5.0017%
Commercial3.5212%
Transportation (total)0.913%
Pipeline and distribution0.863%
Vehicle fuel0.05<1%

Learn more:
Monthly Energy Review, Table 4.3: Natural Gas Consumption by Sector, December 2019
Natural gas consumption by end use
Definitions of natural gas end uses
Energy Explained: U.S. Energy Facts: Consumption and Production
Energy Explained: Use of Natural Gas

Last updated: December 23, 2019


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