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EIA posts March Natural Gas Monthly

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The US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) March Natural Gas Monthly, with data through January 2016, has been released.

In January, for the third straight year, dry natural gas production was the highest for the month since EIA began reporting dry natural gas production data in 1973. Preliminary dry natural gas production for January 2016 was 2301 billion ft3, or 74.2 billion ft3/d. This level was a 1.1 billion ft3/d (1.5%) increase from January 2015 production of 73.1 billion ft3/d.

Preliminary dry natural gas consumption for January 2016 was 3135 billion ft3, or 101.1 billion ft3/d. This was an increase of 0.2% from 3130 billion ft3/d in January 2015, or 0.2 billion ft3/d.

Year over year total consumption of dry natural gas in January decreased in two of the four consuming sectors, and increased in the other two. Deliveries of natural gas by consuming sector in January 2016 were as follows:

  • Residential deliveries were 890 billion ft3, or 28.7 billion ft3/d, down 4.9% from 30.2 billion ft3/d in January 2015.
  • Commercial deliveries were 510 billion ft3, or 16.5 billion ft3/d, down 4.1% from 17.2 billion ft3/d in January 2015.
  • Industrial deliveries were 723 billion ft3, or 23.3 billion ft3/d, up 1.0% from 23.1 billion ft3/d in January 2015.
  • Electric power deliveries were 777 billion ft3, or 25.1 billion ft3/d, up 8.8% from 23.0 billion ft3/d in January 2015.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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