Energy Insights: Natural Gas Utilities Continue to Grow
640,000 new residential gas customers were added in 2022, according to refined EIA data.
1,752 new natural gas customers were added daily in 2022.
189 million residents are reached by residential natural gas programs based on state adjusted household sizes.
- The U.S. saw an addition of 640,000 residential natural gas consumers in 2022.
- This annual increase is the equivalent of 1,752 new gas customers being added each day in 2022.
- These additions reflect historical trends of around a one percent average annual increase since 2000.
- The growth in residential gas customers reflects consumer preference for natural gas for space heat, hot water, cooking, and drying. The average household has between two and three unique natural gas appliances.
- Based on each state’s average household size, natural gas fuels the lives of over 189 million residents in the U.S.
Source: American Gas Association Gas Facts. Based on data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA-176). AGA 2022 data has been adjusted for double counting identified in the EIA-176 reported data Data may differ from EIA due to revisions. AGA Contact: Miles Vondra (email@example.com) 202-824-7227.
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