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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® 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.

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 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.

Where is natural gas the cheapest for industrial users?

In February, prices were lowest for natural gas industrial users in Idaho – $4.28 per 1,000 cubic feet. The average price for the U.S. in February was $7.53, about 13% higher compared to the average price in January.

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.

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

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:

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 (Last updated May 11, 2022)