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    Natural Gas Annual With Data for 2021


    October 4, 2022 - Thai News Service

     

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      Natural Gas Annual 2021

      - The 2021 Natural Gas Annual shows U.S. dry natural gas production increased year over year in 2021, after declining year over year in 2020. Dry natural gas production was the highest for any year on record, dating back to 1930. Natural gas consumption also increased year over year in 2021.

      - Domestic dry natural gas production in 2021 totaled 34.5 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), or 94.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), which is 3.3% higher than the 2020 level of 91.5 Bcf/d.

      o Texas saw the largest volumetric increase in annual dry natural gas production, increasing 6.6%, from 21.9 Bcf/d in 2020 to 23.3 Bcf/d in 2021.

      o Pennsylvania saw the second-largest increase in production, increasing 7.0%, from 19.3 Bcf/d in 2020 to 20.6 Bcf/d in 2021.

      o Oklahoma saw the largest decrease in production, decreasing 8.3%, from 6.9 Bcf/d in 2020 to 6.3 Bcf/d in 2021.

      - Deliveries of natural gas to consumers per day increased in 2021. Deliveries of natural gas were 27.6 Tcf, or 75.7 Bcf/d, an increase of 0.1% from 75.6 Bcf/d in 2020. Deliveries of natural gas increased in four of five sectors (residential, commercial, industrial, and vehicle fuel) in 2021; deliveries to the electric power sector decreased in 2021.

      o Deliveries to residential consumers increased 1.2% between 2020 and 2021 to 12.92 Bcf/d.

      o Deliveries to commercial consumers increased 4.3% to 9.04 Bcf/d.

      o Deliveries to industrial consumers increased 1.9% to 22.73 Bcf/d

      o Deliveries as vehicle fuel increased 11.2% to 0.15 Bcf/d.

      o Deliveries to the electric power sector decreased 2.8% to 30.88 Bcf/d.

      - For the fifth consecutive year, the United States was a natural gas net exporter (exports minus imports) in 2021, exporting 3,845 Bcf (10.5 Bcf/d) more natural gas than it imported for the year.

      o U.S. natural gas imports increased year over year for the first time since 2017. Total imports of natural gas in 2021 were 2,808 Bcf (7.7 Bcf/d), an increase of 10.4% from 2,551 Bcf (7.0 Bcf/d) in 2020.

      o Exports of natural gas increased year over year for the seventh consecutive year. Total exports of natural gas in 2021 were 6,653 Bcf (18.2 Bcf/d), an increase of 26.2% from 5,285 Bcf (14.4 Bcf/d) in 2020. Total exports for 2020 were the highest of any year on record, dating back to 1973. The United States exported natural gas to 39 countries in 2021 and 2020.

      (U.S. Energy Information Administration)

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