November 2021, Vol. 248, No. 11


US Natural Gas Consumption to Fall Through 2022, Data Shows

Special to P&GJ   The EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) shows U.S. consumption of natural gas is expected to decline from 2020 levels in all end-use sectors except in the industrial sector and among non-specific users, such as lease and plant fuel, pipeline and distribution use, and vehicle use.    The largest decline will occur in the electric power sector, where  consumption is expected to average 82.5 Bcf/d (2.34 Bcm/d) in 2021, down 700 MMcf/d (19.8 MMcm/d) from 2020. Usage levels in 2022 should increase slightly from 2021 due to industrial sector offsets in declining consumption in the electric power sector.   In the United States, nat

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