Natural gas makes up 25 percent of the energy consumed in the United States (24.64 trillion cubic feet or Tcf in 2010). Thirty-one percent of gas consumed in the U.S. is used for electric power generation, 29 percent in industrial operations, 21 percent in American homes, and 13 percent in commercial settings. The remainder is used in oil and gas production operations, as a pipeline transportation fuel and in road vehicles.
More than half of U.S. homes use natural gas for space heating and home appliances. In this section you will find studies on the residential and commercial natural gas markets, including consumption trends. Topics cover fuel market shares; low-income customer energy burden and assistance; appliance efficiency and emissions comparisons; and price analyses.