Selected national average natural gas prices

Selected national average natural gas prices

Table 4

Selected National Average Natural Gas Prices, 1996-2002

(Dollars per Thousand Cubic Feet)

Delivered to Consumers

Year City Commercial

and Wellhead Gate Residential

Month Price (a) Price Price Price

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 1.96 3.07 6.82 5.48

1999 Annual Average 2.19 3.10 6.69 5.33

2000

January 2.60 3.27 6.37 5.78

February 2.73 3.48 6.54 5.96

March 2.66 3.54 6.91 5.78

April 2.86 3.72 7.19 6.04

May 3.04 4.15 8.26 5.98

June 3.77 5.19 9.50 6.49

July 3.84 5.20 10.33 6.56

August 3.73 4.63 10.37 6.09

September 4.26 5.21 10.10 6.93

October 4.58 5.66 9.44 7.49

November 4.40 5.20 8.58 7.57

December 5.77 6.64 8.56 8.20

Annual Average 3.69 4.62 7.76 6.59

2001

January (E) 8.06 8.84 10.06 (R) 9.36

February (E) 5.84 7.19 10.33 9.69

March (E) 5.15 6.17 9.91 9.00

April (E) 5.21 6.35 10.18 8.85

May (E) 4.56 5.89 10.99 8.50

June (E) 3.88 5.36 11.51 6.91

July (E) 3.39 4.28 11.01 7.01

August (E) 3.23 (R) 4.27 10.77 6.59

September (E) 2.55 3.64 10.16 (R) 6.29

October (E) 2.40 (R) 3.47 8.18 5.89

November (E) 2.74 (R) 4.17 7.97 6.52

December (E) 2.38 4.08 7.30 6.41

Annual Average (E) 4.12 (R) 5.82 9.63 8.09

2002

January (E) 2.35 (R) 4.07 (R) 7.22 (R) 6.52

February (E) 2.14 3.86 7.28 6.56

March (E) 2.52 NA NA NA

April (E) 3.02 NA NA NA

2002 YTD (c) (E) 2.51 3.97 7.25 6.54

2001 YTD (c) (E) 6.07 8.10 10.18 9.51

2000 YTD (c) 2.71 3.37 6.45 5.87

Delivered to Consumers

Year Commercial Industrial Electric

and % of % of Utilities

Month Total (b) Price Total (b) Price

1996 Annual Average 77.6 3.42 19.4 2.69

1997 Annual Average 70.8 3.59 18.1 2.78

1998 Annual Average 67.0 3.14 16.1 2.40

1999 Annual Average 66.2 3.10 17.5 2.62

2000

January 66.5 3.41 18.7 2.74

February 67.4 3.68 19.4 2.96

March 62.4 3.54 18.2 3.00

April 61.2 3.59 18.0 3.23

May 59.6 3.67 17.0 3.63

June 56.5 4.24 18.1 4.45

July 55.5 4.55 17.6 4.35

August 57.7 4.33 17.1 4.27

September 56.0 4.88 16.5 4.85

October 58.5 5.45 16.6 5.17

November 63.0 5.39 19.8 5.37

December 67.5 6.67 20.4 8.23

Annual Average 62.9 4.48 18.1 4.38

2001

January (R) 70.6 (R) 8.60 (R) 16.3 9.47

February (R) 68.6 7.28 15.6 6.85

March (R) 67.0 (R) 6.36 (R) 15.0 5.69

April (R) 64.6 (R) 6.14 (R) 13.9 5.70

May (R) 57.1 (R) 5.42 (R) 13.0 5.14

June (R) 61.5 (R) 4.77 (R) 13.0 4.51

July (R) 54.5 (R) 3.94 (R) 18.8 3.83

August (R) 54.2 (R) 3.78 (R) 18.0 3.72

September (R) 52.2 (R) 3.29 (R) 19.1 3.15

October (R) 57.9 (R) 3.01 (R) 19.3 2.79

November (R) 63.0 (R) 3.96 (R) 18.0 3.30

December (R) 66.8 (R) 3.42 (R) 19.5 3.12

Annual Average (R) 63.9 (R) 4.86 (R) 16.7 4.52

2002

January (R) 66.5 3.64 (R) 20.9 NA

February 65.3 3.30 20.8 NA

March NA NA NA NA

April NA NA NA NA

2002 YTD (c) 65.9 3.48 20.9 NA

2001 YTD (c) 69.7 7.97 16.0 NA

2000 YTD (c) 66.9 3.54 19.0 NA

(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 1996 through 2000 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 industrial use. See Appendix A,

Explanatory Note 5 for further explanation.

Sources: 1996-2000: Energy Information Administration (EIA) Natural Gas

Annual 2000. January 2001 through current month: EIA-857, “Monthly

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

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

Plants,” and EIA estimates.

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