September 2020, Vol. 247, No. 9


LDCs Own Residential, Commercial Sectors but Pipelines Fuel Power: EIA

By Jeff Awalt, Executive Editor A new government report on the U.S. natural gas industry shows that local distribution companies (LDCs) supply 90% of natural gas to U.S. residential and commercial sectors, but pipeline companies handle the biggest volumes through direct delivery to electric power and industrial customers. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Natural Gas Annual Respondent Query System identified 2,022 natural gas delivery companies in 2018, defining a delivery company as any entity that delivers natural gas directly to end-users. Its survey provides the most up-to-date snapshot across all U.S. natural gas markets. LDCs primarily served homes and businesses, d

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