EIA: Texas the Biggest Producer, Consumer of NatGas in 201
7/10 6:51 AM
EIA: Texas the Biggest Producer, Consumer of NatGas in 2018 CANYON LAKE, Texas (DTN) -- Energy Information Administration data for 2018 released June 26 on consumption and production of natural gas in the United States shows Texas had the highest levels of both, with the state's consumption during the year at 12.2 Bcf/d while marketed production was at 21.5 Bcf/d. Texas oil and natural gas extraction and processing industries use significant amounts of natural gas as fuel, and a large chemicals industry with it for heat and power and as a feedstock. Texas also has the second-largest population of any state and has significant demand for electricity--42% of which was provided by natural gas-fired power plants in 2018. Other high-consuming states also tend to have large populations, such as California, Florida, and Pennsylvania. States with high concentrations of natural gas-fueled industries in 2018 include Louisiana, California, and Pennsylvania, the EIA said. Hawaii used the least amount of natural gas of any state in 2018 at 9 MMcf/d, the EIA said. The sources of supply for Hawaii's natural gas are synthetic natural gas created from naphtha, imported LNG, and renewable natural gas produced locally from biomass. These sources are expensive, and Hawaii had the highest average natural gas price in the nation in 2018 at $34.29 MMBtu, which compared with the national average of $5.71 MMBtu. Thirty-three states produced natural gas in 2018, EIA data shows. Pennsylvania, with 17 Bcf/d of marketed natural gas production in 2018, was behind Texas's 21.5 Bcf/d. (c) Copyright 2020 DTN, LLC. All rights reserved. (c) Copyright 2020 DTN, LLC. All rights reserved.
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