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Which state has the cheapest natural gas?

See what residential and industrial users pay and where your state ranks

Welcome to the Choose Energy® August Natural Gas Rate Report. This report shows natural gas rates by state using the most recent data from May, sourced from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). All rates are shown in dollars per thousand cubic feet.

There’s another side to that coin, of course. Here are the states with the highest residential natural gas prices.

Explore where your state ranks for residential natural gas prices.

The natural gas story

ChooseEnergy.com® analysts combed through the most recent data available from the U.S. Energy Information Administration data for August to find out which states had the cheapest natural gas and where the bulk of it is produced in the nation.

How do prices compare with the previous month?

Nationally, residential natural gas rose 28.6% from April to May. Prices increased in every state except for Utah, which experienced a 4.2% price decrease. Kentucky experienced the biggest increase in natural gas prices, which rates up 73.5% since April.

Where is natural gas the cheapest for industrial users?

In May, prices were lowest for natural gas industrial users in Idaho $4.43 per 1,000 cubic feet. The average price for the U.S. in May was $8.31, about 22% higher than the average national price in April, which was $6.81.

Again, there’s another side to industrial natural gas.

Check industrial natural gas rates in your state for May and the percentage increase or decrease from April.

Where does the most U.S. natural gas originate?

Texas generates the most natural gas out of all the states. Following are the top 10 states that produce the most natural gas in the U.S., their May production (in million cubic feet), where they ranked against one another, and the amount production changed in May compared with April:

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 (Last updated August 3, 2022)