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Natural Gas Rates by State

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

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 (Last updated April 5, 2023)

The Choose Energy® April Natural Gas Rates Report shows natural gas rates by state using the most recent data from January 2023, 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® analysts combed through the most recent data available from the U.S. Energy Information Administration data for January 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 rates rose 3.7% from December to January. Of the states that reported natural gas rates to the EIA for January 2023, prices decreased in 17 states and increased in 28 states. New Mexico experienced the biggest decrease in residential natural gas prices, with rates falling almost 9% since December. Meanwhile, rates in South Carolina increased the most, with natural gas prices rising 44.6% from December to January.

Where is natural gas the cheapest for industrial users?

In January, industrial natural gas prices were lowest in Texas $4.64 per 1,000 cubic feet. The average price for the U.S. in January was $7.40, about 10% lower than the national price in December, which was $8.23.

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

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

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 January production (in million cubic feet), and the amount production changed in from December to January:

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