Category Archives: Gas

Natural gas prices


“Note that, for natural gas price comparisons, $ per MMBtu multiplied by 1.025 = $ per Mcf of pipeline-quality gas, which is what is delivered to consumers. For rough comparisons, one million Btu is approximately equal to a thousand cubic feet of natural gas.” Wikipedia

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HH natural gas expenditures on 6 winter months


Natural gas is the most common heating fuel used in American homes, with about half of households using gas for their main source of warmth.

The average U.S. household is expected to pay about $629 to heat with natural gas this winter, down 13% from last winter and the lowest projected gas heating expense since $599 for the 2002-2003 winter, according to EIA’srevised heating fuels costs in its March Short-Term Energy Outlook (see chart above).

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Split of HH Spends


On average, households spent $1,945 on heating, cooling, appliances, electronics, and lighting in 2012. This total includes home use of electricity, natural gas, fuel oil, propane, kerosene, wood, and coal but excludes fuels used for transportation. It also excludes other household utilities such as water and telephone services. Using EIA projections for 2012 based on household data from the U.S. Census Bureau through 2010, the $1,945 is 2.7% of household income for 2012, which is the lowest level since 2002. As shown in the graph above, the percentage of household income spent on home energy bills peaked at 4.3% in 1982 and steadily declined until it reached its lowest level since 1973 of 2.4% in 1999.

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