Natural gas consumption up 10% year-over-year
By Richard Rostad, analyst, Oil & Gas 360

The U.S.’s demand for natural gas continues to boom, and 2018 marked an all-time high for gas consumption according to the EIA.

Overall natural gas consumption rose by 10% in 2018, averaging 82.1 Bcf/d in the year. This is the first time domestic consumption has exceeded 80 Bcf/d, another major milestone in the rise of natural gas. All sectors grew in the year, but electric power had the largest contribution to overall growth.

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