How much natural gas is consumed in the United States?
In 2018, the United States consumed about 29.96 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas.1
U.S. natural gas consumption by major end uses, 2018
Share of total
Electric power generation
Lease and plant fuel consumption
Pipeline and distribution
1 Preliminary data.
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: June 3, 2019
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