Nov. 05–According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, average daily dry natural gas production was the highest it has ever been since tracking began in 1973 in August.
At 85.3 billion cubic feet per day, dry natural gas production in August was 14 percent higher than August 2017.
Estimated national consumption of natural gas came in at 76.5 billion cubic feet per day, nearly 10 percent greater than August 2017 and the highest August usage on record since the EIA began using the current model in 2001.
Much of that increased use went to the power sector, which used 38.7 billion cubic feet per day, up over 16 percent from August 2017 and the second-highest monthly usage since current usage definitions were set in 2001.
Industrial natural gas deliveries were up 2.7 percent and commercial deliveries were up 2.9 percent over the year.
Residential deliveries were down 4.8 percent compared to August 2017.
Exports of natural gas were up 24.3 percent in August compared to August 2017 to 9.9 billion cubic feet per day with exports of liquified natural gas more than double the August 2017 mark with three billion cubic feet per day of natural gas exported to 13 countries in August 2018.
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