Table 5.4.A. Natural Gas: Consumption for Electricity Generation,
by Sector, 2006 - 2016 (Million Cubic Feet)

  Electric Power Sector  
Period Total (all sectors) Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers
Commercial
Sector
Industrial
Sector
Annual Totals
2006 6,461,615 2,478,396 3,412,826 34,623 535,770
2007 7,089,342 2,736,418 3,765,194 34,087 553,643
2008 6,895,843 2,730,134 3,612,197 33,403 520,109
2009 7,121,069 2,911,279 3,655,712 34,279 519,799
2010 7,680,185 3,290,993 3,794,423 39,462 555,307
2011 7,883,865 3,446,087 3,819,107 47,170 571,501
2012 9,484,710 4,101,927 4,686,260 63,116 633,407
2013 8,596,299 3,970,447 3,917,131 66,570 642,152
2014 8,544,387 3,895,008 3,954,032 71,957 623,390
2015 10,016,576 4,745,255 4,576,683 70,092 624,545
2016 10,170,110 5,018,894 4,571,375 46,304 533,537
Year 2014
January 694,661 324,657 309,522 6,411 54,071
February 579,819 265,645 261,103 5,180 47,892
March 591,101 271,638 263,442 5,292 50,729
April 579,336 270,132 256,256 4,967 47,981
May 680,193 323,448 300,470 5,761 50,513
June 754,126 348,327 349,049 6,119 50,630
July 880,805 393,011 425,395 6,966 55,433
August 935,170 426,346 445,556 7,430 55,839
September 805,960 355,962 391,332 6,396 52,270
October 736,039 323,456 356,020 5,939 50,625
November 633,279 288,760 287,096 5,496 51,927
December 673,898 303,627 308,792 5,999 55,480
Year 2015
January 745,235 347,151 338,575 5,254 54,254
February 676,139 331,550 293,466 4,643 46,480
March 736,500 348,019 335,606 5,168 47,707
April 692,199 329,693 312,160 4,864 45,483
May 765,715 361,501 350,073 5,514 48,627
June 922,461 447,079 416,030 6,221 53,131
July 1,084,120 510,084 509,399 7,336 57,301
August 1,064,683 496,826 503,679 7,235 56,943
September 930,090 432,653 437,222 6,696 53,518
October 824,878 380,830 386,725 5,943 51,380
November 767,336 366,510 342,625 5,470 52,732
December 807,219 393,358 351,123 5,748 56,990
Year 2016
January 786,040 390,246 347,970 3,499 44,325
February 702,082 352,877 304,311 3,344 41,550
March 758,344 377,953 333,147 3,493 43,751
April 734,600 362,063 327,542 3,278 41,717
May 819,345 407,178 365,297 3,620 43,251
June 985,722 497,616 439,024 4,109 44,973
July 1,157,589 569,028 535,036 5,188 48,337
August 1,168,337 564,916 549,161 5,384 48,875
September 932,041 451,574 431,159 4,223 45,086
October 760,610 368,087 345,831 3,675 43,017
November 679,004 333,973 298,069 2,944 44,018
December 686,396 343,384 294,829 3,547 44,637

Notes: Beginning with the collection of Form EIA-923 in January 2008, the methodology to allocate total fuel consumption for electricity generation and consumption for useful thermal output was changed.
The new methodology was retroactively applied to 2004-2007 data. See the Technical Notes (Appendix C) for further information. See Glossary for definitions.
Values are final. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923 and predecessor forms.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-920 Combined Heat and Power Plant Report, and predecessor forms.
Beginning with 2008 data, the Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report, replaced the following: Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; Form EIA-920, Combined Heat and Power Plant Report.