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How much natural gas is consumed in the United States?

In 2019, the United States consumed about 31.01 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas.

U.S. natural gas consumption by sector, 2019
SectorAmount (Tcf)Share of total
Electric power11.3136%
Industrial (total)10.2433%
Lease and plant fuel consumption1.866%
Combined heat and power (CHP)1.354%
All other (non-CHP)7.0423%
Residential5.0016%
Commercial3.5211%
Transportation (total)0.943%
Pipeline and distribution0.893%
Vehicle fuel0.05<1%

Learn more:
Monthly Energy Review, Table 4.3: Natural Gas Consumption by Sector, April 2020, preliminary data for 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: May 6, 2020


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