Selected National Average Natural Gas Prices, 1995-2001

Selected National Average Natural Gas Prices, 1995-2001 – Statistical Data Included

Selected National Average Natural Gas Prices, 1995-2001

(Dollars per Thousand Cubic Feet)

Delivered to Consumers

Year City

and Wellhead Gate Residential Commercial

Month Price (a) Price Price Price

1995 Annual Average 1.55 2.78 6.06 5.05

1996 Annual Average 2.17 3.34 6.34 5.40

1997 Annual Average 2.32 3.66 6.94 5.80

1998 Annual Average 1.94 3.07 6.82 5.48

Delivered to Consumers

Year

and Commercial Industrial

Month % of Total (b) Price % of Total (b)

1995 Annual Average 76.7 2.71 24.5

1996 Annual Average 77.6 3.42 19.4

1997 Annual Average 70.8 3.59 18.1

1998 Annual Average 67.0 3.14 16.1

Delivered

to

Consumers

Year Electric

and Utilities

Month Price

1995 Annual Average 2.02

1996 Annual Average 2.69

1997 Annual Average 2.78

1998 Annual Average 2.40

1999

Delivered to Consumers

Year City

and Wellhead Gate Residential Commercial

Month Price (a) Price Price Price

January 1.84 2.87 6.00 5.19

February 1.75 2.93 6.29 5.28

March 1.68 2.69 6.06 4.97

April 1.86 2.94 6.44 5.32

May 2.16 3.41 7.30 5.34

June 2.12 3.28 8.20 5.29

July 2.18 3.23 8.83 5.44

August 2.49 3.53 9.14 5.46

September 2.61 3.72 8.63 5.55

October 2.50 3.31 7.56 5.45

November 2.67 3.76 7.15 5.72

December 2.20 3.24 6.51 5.56

Annual Average 2.17 3.16 6.69 5.33

Delivered to Consumers

Year

and Commercial Industrial

Month % of Total (b) Price % of Total (b)

January 73.1 3.29 16.9

February 69.7 2.92 16.8

March 69.3 2.95 17.4

April 65.4 3.00 16.6

May 61.1 2.86 16.0

June 61.1 2.81 15.8

July 58.2 2.86 15.7

August 58.6 2.99 18.8

September 60.0 3.41 17.5

October 61.7 3.20 17.5

November 63.0 3.51 17.7

December 67.6 3.05 21.3

Annual Average 66.2 3.10 17.4

Delivered

to

Consumers

Year Electric

and Utilities

Month Price

January 2.32

February 2.26

March 2.15

April 2.29

May 2.57

June 2.53

July 2.58

August 2.86

September 2.98

October 2.83

November 3.01

December 2.68

Annual Average 2.62

2000

Delivered to Consumers

Year City

and Wellhead Gate Residential Commercial

Month Price (a) Price Price Price

January (E) 2.12 3.30 6.32 5.55

February (E) 2.30 3.50 6.55 5.68

March (E) 2.36 3.54 6.85 5.33

April (E) 2.55 3.70 7.11 5.63

May (E) 2.90 4.15 8.08 (R) 5.47

June (E) 3.73 5.17 9.29 5.82

July (E) 3.70 5.15 10.19 5.88

August (E) 3.67 4.59 10.22 5.42

September (E) 4.26 5.17 9.94 6.18

October (E) 4.61 5.64 9.43 6.92

November (E) 4.62 5.20 8.60 7.24

December (E) 6.35 6.81 8.59 7.90

Annual Average (E) 3.60 4.65 7.72 6.18

Delivered to Consumers

Year

and Commercial Industrial

Month % of Total (b) Price % of Total (b)

January 67.0 3.46 16.0

February 68.4 3.69 16.6

March 65.7 3.59 16.2

April 63.3 3.67 15.7

May (R) 64.1 3.69 14.3

June 61.3 4.24 15.2

July 60.8 4.61 14.8

August 62.3 4.40 14.2

September 60.9 4.91 14.2

October 62.4 5.32 14.0

November 64.9 5.39 17.9

December 68.4 6.49 18.4

Annual Average (R) 65.2 4.50 15.6

Delivered

to

Consumers

Year Electric

and Utilities

Month Price

January 2.74

February 2.96

March 3.00

April 3.23

May 3.63

June 4.45

July 4.35

August 4.27

September 4.85

October 5.17

November 5.37

December 8.23

Annual Average 4.33

2001

Delivered to Consumers

Year City

and Wellhead Gate Residential Commercial

Month Price (a) Price Price Price

January (E) 8.06 8.90 10.04 9.34

February (E) 5.84 (R) 7.25 (R) 10.32 9.66

March (E) 5.15 6.19 9.86 8.98

April (E) 5.21 (R) 6.44 (R) 10.10 (R) 8.83

May (E) 4.56 5.89 11.04 (R) 8.39

June (E) 3.88 5.36 (R) 11.51 6.82

July (E) 3.39 4.13 11.00 6.91

August (E) 3.23 NA NA NA

September (E) 2.55 NA NA NA

2001 YTD (c) (E) 4.65 6.89 10.24 8.87

2000 YTD (c) (E) 3.07 3.82 7.01 5.58

1999 YTD (c) 2.08 2.96 6.44 5.21

Delivered to Consumers

Year

and Commercial Industrial

Month % of Total (b) Price % of Total (b)

January 68.9 8.68 15.8

February 67.0 (R) 7.28 15.6

March 68.0 6.35 14.4

April 63.3 6.13 13.8

May 55.8 5.41 12.0

June 61.2 (R) 4.75 (R) 12.4

July 53.5 4.26 12.1

August NA NA NA

September NA NA NA

2001 YTD (c) 64.4 6.34 13.8

2000 YTD (c) 65.4 3.83 15.6

1999 YTD (c) 67.7 2.97 16.5

Delivered

to

Consumers

Year Electric

and Utilities

Month Price

January 9.47

February (R) 6.85

March 5.69

April 5.70

May 5.14

June 4.51

July NA

August NA

September NA

2001 YTD (c) 5.93

2000 YTD (c) 3.45

1999 YTD (c) 2.38

(a)See Appendix A, Explanatory Note 8, for discussion of wellhead

prices.

(b)Percentage of total deliveries represented by onsystem sales, see

Figure 6. See Table 25 for State data.

(c)Year-to-date price represents months for which price information is

available in the current year. The wellhead year-to-date price is 2

months ahead of the city gate, residential, commercial, and industrial

year-to-date prices. The electric utility year-to-date price is 1 month

behind the city gate, residential, commercial, and industrial

year-to-date prices.

(R)Revised Data.

(E)Estimated Data.

(NA)Not Available.

Notes: Data for 1995 through 1999 are final. All other data are

preliminary unless otherwise indicated. Geographic coverage is the 50

States and the District of Columbia. In 1996, consumption of natural gas

for agricultural use was classified as commercial use. See Explanatory

Note 5 for further explanation.

Sources: 1995-1999: Energy Information Administration (EIA) Natural Gas

Annual 1999. January 2000 through current month: EIA-857, “Monthly

Report of Natural Gas Purchases and Deliveries to Consumers,” From

FERC-423, “Monthly Report of Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric

Plants,” and EIA estimates. See Appendix A, Explanatory Note 8 for

estimation procedures and revision policy.

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