Welcome to the Choose Energy® May 2022 Natural Gas Rate Report. This report shows natural gas rates by state using the most recent data from February, sourced from the Energy Information Administration. All rates are shown in dollars per thousand cubic feet.
What you'll find on this page
- Top 10 states for the cheapest natural gas
- Top 10 states for the most expensive residential natural gas
- May Natural Gas Rate Report
- The natural gas story
- Top 10 states where residential natural gas rates decreased by the greatest percentage
- Where is natural gas the cheapest for industrial users?
- Top 10 states for cheap industrial natural gas
- Top 10 states for the most expensive industrial natural gas
- State by state industrial natural gas prices and changes from the month before
- Where does the most U.S. natural gas originate?
- Which states generate the largest percentage of their electricity from natural gas?
- Top 10 states for percentage of total electricity from natural gas
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.
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ChooseEnergy.com® analysts combed through the most recent data available from the U.S. Energy Information Administration data for January 2021 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 1.1% from January to February. Prices increased in 25 states, with Maryland experiencing the biggest rise in natural gas rates.
Again, there’s another side to industrial natural gas.
Check industrial natural gas rates in your state for February, as well as the percentage increase or decrease from January.
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The obvious answer, Texas, is the correct one. Following are the top 10 states that produce the most natural gas in the U.S., their February production (in million cubic feet), where they ranked against one another, and the amount production changed in February compared with January:
Top producers of natural gas
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Most states get their electricity from a variety of sources, including natural gas, hydroelectric projects, solar, and coal. That mix plays a part in determining the state average electricity rate. Following are the 10 states that generated the largest percentage of their electricity from natural gas in February.
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(Last updated May 11, 2022)